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Chinese CEO compares Apple to Hitler

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2015 12:00 User comments (3)

Chinese CEO compares Apple to Hitler By Godwin's law it was inevitable that Apple was to be called nazis and/or Hitler on heated internet discussions but for it to come up in a smartphone platform war between the companies themselves was a little unexpected.
Jia Yueting, the CEO of a Chinese online video service LeTV, has just compared the offerings of Apple to the National Socialists lead by the Führer himself.

As LeTV is looking to enter the smartphone market with an upcoming X600, it wants to depict Apple's platform as if controlled by an evil dictator that doesn't allow anything fun. Android on the other hand is depicted as the young people who do what they want.

Of course the X600 comes equipped with the latter and according to The Verge it might feature 4GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch display.

The fellow Chinese manufacturers, like Xiaomi, offer more obvious competition to LeTV in their home market and although an easier target, Apple and how its perceived will probably not be determining the success of LeTV.

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3 user comments

129.3.2015 19:32

That is a bit insane, and a bit insensitive (although there are almost no Chinese-Jewish people in China). Arguably Mao was much worse than Hitler ever was. Just count the number killed by the Nazis (lead by Hitler) compared to Mao (order from lowest to highest is Hitler, Mao, Stalin). But you know they could never put Mao there instead.

230.3.2015 2:43

Sadly,that description/title is not far off base. at the same time i find it ironic that china would make that comparison.

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330.3.2015 4:48

It's not in their interest to bad mouth China. Ha ha

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Mar 2015 @ 4:55

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