Xiaomi Mocks Apple With Product Bundles Inspired From Latest iPhones
A few hours ago, Huawei mocked Apple in a series of tweets. However, Huawei’s attempt at making a jibe at Apple backfired when some people pointed out that Huawei should show know better than to mock the very company whose smartphones they copy.
Now, Xiaomi is the latest Chinese company trying to mock the new iPhones. Known as the “Apple of China”, Xiaomi blatantly copies the design of Apple products. However, overlooking this, Xiaomi is mocking the latest iPhones with product bundles in China that cost less than the new iPhone models.
The product bundles, present on the Chinese Mi website, are named after the latest iPhones, that is, iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr. It is worthy to note that the bundles entail a laptop, a smartphone, a fitness band and an audio device. And surprisingly, all the bundles will cost equivalent to or less than the respective iPhones.
Have a look at the product bundles that Xiaomi is putting in competition with the respective iPhones.
The Xr Bundle
The Xr Bundle offers a 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air laptop, Mi 8 Mi 8 SE smartphone, the Mi Band 3 and the Mi Bluetooth Mini Headset for 6,499 Yuan (approximately Rs. 68,000). And if you haven’t guessed it by now, this is the starting price of the iPhone Xr base variant.
The Xs Bundle
The second bundle, takes a direct swipe at iPhone Xs and includes a 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air, the flagship Mi Mix 2S, the Mi Band 3 and the Mi Bluetooth Mini Headset. To no one’s surprise, this bundle is priced equivalent to iPhone Xs’ base model in China.
The Xs Max Bundle
Next in the line, Mi offers the Xs Max bundle includes the Mi Notebook Pro laptop, Mi 8 smartphone, Mi Band 3 and the Mi Bluetooth neckband. With this bundle Xiaomi is directly pitting their flagship products against Apple’s flagship iPhone Xs Max. Like the previous two bundles, this bundle is also equivalent to the starting price of iPhone Xs Max in China.
These bundles are only available to Chinese natives. However, who knows, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer may try a similar marketing ploy in India as well.