By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: October 10, 2014 at 3:25 am | UPDATED: August 12, 2016 at 6:27 am You spend seven or eight years working on something, and then it s copied. I have to be honest, the first thing I can think, all those weekends that I could have at home with my family but didn t. I think it s theft, and it s lazy. — Jony Ive, Apple s design chief, on why he doesn t think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. His comments were in response to a question by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco about how he felt about copycat designs of Apple products by China s Xiaomi and other companies. Apple, of course, has complained for years (and sued, besides) about other companies copying its products. Most recently, it clashed with Samsung over that company s line of Android-based Galaxy smartphones and tablets. And Apple complained about Microsoft s Windows user interface. But it s common knowledge: Some of Apple s ideas are considered to be borrowed from elsewhere as well. Quartz points out that the Mac s… Read full this story
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