Jonathan Ive and Xiaomi

Jonathan Ive’s now famous quote on the Xiaomi copy-cats, from Vanity Fair Summit, is spot on:

I’ll stand a little bit harsh, I don’t see it as flattery. When you’re doing something for the first time, you don’t know it’s gonna work, you spend 7 or 8 years working on something, and then it’s copied. I think it is really straightforward. It is theft and it is lazy. I don’t think it is ok at all.