“‘We wanted the hardware to come close to, or even surpass Apple’s iPad,’ Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun said at the launch event in Beijing. Xiaomi’s flagship smartphones, which are among the fastest selling in China, resemble Apple’s iPhone,” Carsten reports. “Lei said an initial version of the tablet would be available for testing by the public in mid-June, but he declined to specify a launch date or sales targets. It was also not clear if the MiPad would be sold outside China.”
“Xiaomi said its MiPad will have a plastic case and run on its own Android-based operating system,” Carsten reports. “‘Xiaomi has a different business model than Apple or Samsung,’ said Ben Thompson, founder of Stratechery.com, a technology and strategy website. ‘Apple makes it profits on the hardware, while Xiaomi claims they will make their profits on services.'”
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