Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet - iPad mini meets iPhone 5C


sammieboy

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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.
 

jrswizzle

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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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from the looks of it...Haven't used one but just from the aesthetics....yes....
Why what is wrong with it?
That doesn't look better than the iPad mini....aesthetically or otherwise.
 

Rogifan

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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?
Ah so just a personal preference then (colored plastic vs aluminum).
 

jrswizzle

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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.
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.
 

Rogifan

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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.

Stick with the original kids.
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.
 

jamezr

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Ah so just a personal preference then (colored plastic vs aluminum).
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.....
 

jrswizzle

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Reminds me more of the Lumia, actually.
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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jrswizzle

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  • 7.9-inch 2048x1536 display
  • Tegra K1 processor with 192 graphic processing cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear camera, 5MP front (both f/2.0 aperture)
  • MIUI
  • Six color option: black, white, green, blue, yellow, and pink
  • Price $200
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.
 

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Technarchy

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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....
I doubt we will see these in the states.

Personally, I have no interest in any of these Chinese brands.
 

jrswizzle

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I doubt we will see these in the states.

Personally, I have no interest in any of these Chinese brands.
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.
 

Rogifan

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