Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra refuted charges that his company is copying Apple’s products during an on-stage interview at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live conference Tuesday, saying that everyone in the mobile industry is inspired by everyone else. More specifically, Barra said that Apple has been taking a lot of cues from Android recently as well. “The iPhone 6 carries design-language that is very HTC-like,” Barra said.
He added that the iOS quick settings were inspired by similar features in Android. However, Barra also called the iPhone 6 the “most beautiful phone ever built,” and said that Apple is “the world’s design mecca.” Barra also acknowledged that Xiaomi is taking some cues from other companies as well: “Our designers are inspired by great products and by great design out there,” he said.
Barra went on to say that he isn’t worried about patent litigation, and that the company’s international plans…
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