“Way to go with the slavish imitation of concepts captured in Cupertino, all you Android-loving automata out there — years of defending the indefensible ‘copy, litigate and settle’ approach of the great pretender, Samsung, and now there’s a new imitator in town, the Xiaomi iPad-u-like,” Jonny Evans writes for Apple Must.

“Apple must be absolutely furious,” Evans writes. “‘From our point of view it’s important that Apple not be the developer for the world. We can’t take all of our energy and all of our care and finish the painting, then have someone else put their name on it. We can’t have that. The worst thing in the world that can happen to you if you’re an engineer that has given his life to something is for someone to rip it off and put their name to it,’ Tim Cook said in 2012. Except that’s exactly what’s still going on and the flawed patent system doesn’t seem able to stop it.”

Xiaomi MiPad

Xiaomi MiPad

Evans writes, “Apple must be pissed. I would be. Any reasonable person who cares about human achievement should be. It means there’s no protection for your ideas any more. In the long run there’s no point having them. Welcome to the new reality in which imitation becomes ‘innovation’ and the inventors stay at home. This gives me little hope for humanity.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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