Goodbye Xiaomi

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Zirel, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Zirel Suspended

    Zirel

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    This is what happens when you sell a lot of phones without margin, and then, try to have a tiny little bit of margin. Someone else will try your game, and consumers will go after the better bang/buck, because you have a forgettable product.

    Let's see what the press was saying 1-2 years ago:

     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    You're absolutely right. If your company's mentality is ripping off aesthetics and undercutting pricing of other companies, there'll just be another who comes along that does it even cheaper. Then your incredible short-term growth will go down the pan. They're not leaders. They're copycats.

    They enjoy the fruits of other people's hard efforts. People and companies put years of work and millions of dollars into making something; through failed prototypes, discussions on materials, and troubled manufacturing processes. Then when they finally achieve something great — something simple, where you can't imagine a product looking or feeling like anything else — other companies will shamelessly rip it off.

    Like or loathe Xiaomi for what they do, you'd be a collosal fool to argue that they're not flagrantly ripping off Apple.
     
  3. Zirel thread starter Suspended

    Zirel

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    Notwithstanding the millions employees like Jony Ive and Marc Newson cost each month!

    The worst part, for me, was their arrogance: “Apple is gone!” he shouted after the unveiling. “Apple and Samsung are gone!”

    Imagine if Tim Cook just went on stage and said "Microsoft is gone", or "Google is gone".
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    They said that?! Ha. Without Apple, they wouldn't know what to rip off. Jump to a parallel universe without Apple right now — Xiaomi would be making products identical to Samsung's slide-keyboard phones. I'd question if they've ever had an organic spark of inspiration.
     

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