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Xiaomi is a great brand ..

I don't understand why they copy apple even in the name "iHealth"
a good brand like that should have its own identity because they have what it takes.
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Xiaomi is a great brand ..

I don't understand why they copy apple even in the name "iHealth"
a good brand like that should have its own identity because they have what it takes.
Copy is easier than create.
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Why do you think apple originated putting an i in front of words for branding? They copied that from somewhere else too.

Next you're going to say that apple invented the mp3 player and had the first smart phone.
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Xiaomi is a great brand ..

I don't understand why they copy apple even in the name "iHealth"
a good brand like that should have its own identity because they have what it takes.
Maybe because Apple copied someone else? iPhone was an Linksys/ Infogear product before Apple.
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Why do you think apple originated putting an i in front of words for branding? They copied that from somewhere else too.

Next you're going to say that apple invented the mp3 player and had the first smart phone.
And invented a graphical windowed mouse interface in their OS... laugh out loud
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Why do you think apple originated putting an i in front of words for branding? They copied that from somewhere else too.

Next you're going to say that apple invented the mp3 player and had the first smart phone.
Whether they invented it or not is irrelevant. The "iName" naming convention is synonymous with the Apple brand at this point. That is the point the original comment was making and it is a fair point. Getting hung up on who "invented" it misses the point and enters into fanboy bickering territory.

The original point that Xaiomi should pursue original branding rather than naming convention heavily associated with the tech giant Apple is a good point. Period.
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Whether they invented it or not is irrelevant. The "iName" naming convention is synonymous with the Apple brand at this point. That is the point the original comment was making and it is a fair point. Getting hung up on who "invented" it misses the point and enters into fanboy bickering territory.

The original point that Xaiomi should pursue original branding rather than naming convention heavily associated with the tech giant Apple is a good point. Period.
Not really. Apple has stopped using the i naming scheme for new products. Airpods, pencil, watch, .etc.
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Whether they invented it or not is irrelevant. The "iName" naming convention is synonymous with the Apple brand at this point. That is the point the original comment was making and it is a fair point. Getting hung up on who "invented" it misses the point and enters into fanboy bickering territory.

The original point that Xaiomi should pursue original branding rather than naming convention heavily associated with the tech giant Apple is a good point. Period.
So xiaomi should follow original branding but apple should not? This makes no sense. And it wasn't a good point to begin with because it has nothing to do with the actual products quality. Pretty soon you are going to say no one can call their product a phone because apples phone is synonymous with cell phones. I keep giving ridiculous comparisons to show how ridiculous the original argument was. Maybe we should change the name of the fruit apple to something else because apple is synonymous as a tech company. "Oh wait that's ridiculous"
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So xiaomi should follow original branding but apple should not? This makes no sense.
This is the stupidest discussion I have ever been involved with and I regret ever starting up with you people. If the mods had any sense, they would delete this entire conversation, including my comments.

However, to make this clear for you: the iProduct naming convention existed before Apple but once Apple began to use it, it became strongly associated with the Apple brand. 10+ years ago, it made sense for Apple to adopt the iProduct naming convention because there was no strong association at the time they adopted it. Now 10+ years later, it makes NO sense for Xiaomi to adopt it because there is currently a strong association with the iProduct naming convention and people would confuse their products with Apple products. In fact, since Apple has stopped using the iProduct names in new products, the naming convention seems old and dated now and is associated with product knock-offs.

Hopefully that makes it clear, but if you didn't get it the first time, I doubt you understand it now.
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Not really. Apple has stopped using the i naming scheme for new products. Airpods, pencil, watch, .etc.
Right. So the association people have with the name is with older Apple products. It makes the name sound old and dated like a product from the early 2000s. There is a reason no modern American company would use such a name now. Only Chinese companies who do not understand American branding would call something iProduct now. It just sounds like an outdated Apple knockoff now.
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Right. So the association people have with the name is with older Apple products. It makes the name sound old and dated like a product from the early 2000s. There is a reason no modern American company would use such a name now. Only Chinese companies who do not understand American branding would call something iProduct now. It just sounds like an outdated Apple knockoff now.
why would they care? they sell like 3 things in the USA.
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TD just because of the lame discussion this started that wasted my time.
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Guessing xiaomi fans are made of Apple haters. Dude just check out xiaomi DC fan(copy of famous balmuta fan), xiaomi laptop(copy of macbook), xiaomi robot vacuum(copy of irobot) etc. No wonder they can't have retail store outside of China. Great company? Ya right.
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Personally I like both companies. They are completely different and target different market segments. Apple likes to target the high end and xiaomi to low end. I like apples iphone and tablets as well as xiaomi's low cost fitness products.

But there are so many apple blowhards on this site that literally the first comment is complaining about the branding infringing on apples "i" marketing. Not about the listed product. The crappy branding doesn't change the underlying quality of the product. The branding is largely irrelevant to what the product does and how well it functions.

To quote Shakespeare "Would a rose by another name smell just as sweet?"

The comments on here lead me to believe that we should reflect on whether we are buying a product for branding or the actual underlying functionality.
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