Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet - iPad mini meets iPhone 5C

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  1. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Yes....wow indeed....looks like they made it better! Thinner........
     
  2. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Made it better than the iPad mini?
     
  3. jamezr macrumors G3

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    from the looks of it...Haven't used one but just from the aesthetics....yes....
    Why what is wrong with it?
     
  4. sammieboy macrumors member

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    It would be really funny if Apple decided to release new ipad mini's based on the mi pad's design, which of course is a combination rip off of apple and the 5c lol.
     
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    Despite whether or not you think Apple is a little over zealous in their lawsuits, maybe now people can see why.....

    Shameless rip off of the iPad, iPhone 5C and even website. Lol, its ridiculous and proof Chinese companies couldn't care less about intellectual property.

    I can see it now - "Uhh, your honor - I know you guys usually think we're grasping at straws in our normal patent lawsuits....but...uhh...seriously?"

    Stick with the original, kids.

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    That doesn't look better than the iPad mini....aesthetically or otherwise.
     
  6. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Ah so just a personal preference then (colored plastic vs aluminum).
     
  7. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Then they would be releasing an iPad mini based on their own designs - not this knock-off....lol. Nothing about this tablet is original. Heck - even MIUI looks like iOS 7.
     
  8. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    You can't get much more blatant than this. 5C case with iPad mini size/aspect ratio. Software that looks an awful lot like iOS. I didn't think Xiamoi would be that blatant in ripping off a competitor.
     
  9. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Lawsuit bait.

    I will stick with the original.
     
  10. jamezr macrumors G3

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    No..i prefer the aluminum...I love my iPad Air. I just think choices....whatever they may be is never a bad thing.....But at the end of the day....Apple does not make a tablet with those colors and plastic design.....
     
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    Apparently you haven't seen what Asus has done to clone the MacBook Air. :p
     
  12. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    So now people using colored plastic is copying Apple...

    riiiiiight.
     
  13. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Has nothing to do with "colored plastic".....

    The hues are identical, the form factor is nearly identical.....

    Hell, the website and promo pics are the same.
     
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Reminds me more of the Lumia, actually.
     
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    jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Of course it does.....:rolleyes:

    Despite the facts that the position of camera, dimensions of device, curve of the plastic and even the specific hues of each color all match the 5C and mini nearly exactly....this is a thinner iPhone 5C/iPad mini hybrid.
     

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  17. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    The 64GB version is $272 USD I believe. Pricing starts at $240 for the 16 GB, though on a "beta test" basis in China only at this point. No confirmation on actual release in China or globally.

    You forgot to add "Apple 'inspired' design" to your list of features. ;)

    Too bad they had to go and outright copy the form factor - looks like a nice, cheap tablet otherwise. Heard Xiaomi is doing some cool things in China - shooting up the marketshare boards.
     
  18. jamezr macrumors G3

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  19. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Come back and give us an update when you've actually used one.
     
  20. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I will when they are available in the US.....My guess is they would sell very well with their current form and specs....
     
  21. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I doubt we will see these in the states.

    Personally, I have no interest in any of these Chinese brands.
     
  22. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    That's my guess too - doubt the prices would stay there even if they made it to the states....

    Maybe you can pick one up on eBay or something eventually.

    I'm sure by the time these are available though, the Apple A8 will have closed the performance gap.
     
  23. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I agree with you.....the target market is overseas. I doubt it will come to the US...
     
  24. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Good I'll be curious to know what the user experience is.
     

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