The billionaire founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV) Jia Yueting has compared tech giant Apple with Hitler. Yueting uploaded an image on his Weibo account depicting a cartoon of Hitler wearing an armband in which Nazi symbol Swastika is replaced by the Apple logo.
Yueting uploaded the image at the launch of LeTV's new smartphone.
The image also has some text in Chinese which reportedly reads, "Crowdsourced, freedom vs arrogance, tyranny” and is followed by some more text that says, "How can we change so that we can improve the industry?"
The text across the top of the poster compares the attributes of the Android and iOS ecosystems.
The picture was followed by a post written by Jia which reads, "Under the arrogant regime of iOS domination that developers around the world love yet hate, we are always carefully asking, 'is this kind of innovation okay?"
The image depicts two contrasting paths for the industry. The outline of the phone in the background with open doors matches leaked images of LeTV's upcoming LeTV X900 smartphone.
The smartphone will run Android and may come with 4GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch display, and a reversible USB Type-C port.