MIUI vs iOS control center

Credit: Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Opinion post by
Hadlee Simons

Xiaomi was one of many Chinese brands copying Apple iOS in the early 2010s, and this was an understandable trend at the time. It created a familiar experience for former iPhone users while also giving people a similar experience without paying a premium. Even today, iPhone 14 Pro users would feel right at home switching over to Xiaomi.

In fact, I distinctly remember this iOS-like aesthetic upon first using the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi Pad in the mid-2010s. I definitely excused it at the time due to the fact that these were cheap devices. “Who cares? I’m getting a great Android tablet with a Tegra chipset for under $250,” I thought upon buying the Mi Pad in China in 2015.