• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Apple Taking Frenemy Samsung to Court For 'Copying' iPhone, iPad Aesthetics


    If Charlie Sheen seems more stable than Apple's attitude toward Samsung these days, you're not alone in that observation. Although Apple isn't "winning" as many lawsuits as it would prefer, nothing can deter Apple from its love of courtroom showdowns, the latest of which pits the venerable tech giant against its longtime friend/enemy Samsung.

    "Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products," the filing from Apple reads.

    When it comes down to specifics, Apple points to the apparent similarities between their iDevice line and Samsung's Galaxy S, Nexus S and Epic 4G smartphone. Indeed, there are some striking similarities. But it isn't yet clear how the legal system will - or can - address this subjective situation.

    "We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We've decided to do something about it," Steve Jobs said when Apple went after HTC for similar intellectual property and patent infringements. "We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."

    Of course, the irony of Apple's suit is that the company remains Samsung's largest customer - an arrangement that will likely persist throughout 2011. Apple is expected to cough up an estimated $7.8 billion this year alone on Samsung components for use in the iDevice line.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Taking Frenemy Samsung to Court For 'Copying' iPhone, iPad Aesthetics started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      There aren't many ways to make a slate device but when it comes to ui touchwiz sure looks very similar to iOS in the menus
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Anyone see a resemblance?
      http://www.designbyinfinity.com/internet/73e7bcd2.jpg
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Samsung makes several chips and the screens for them. Thus the frenemy title. Apple relies on them for supplies.
      I know they do. Just funny how they go at it. Then Samsung will sue them next to even the law suit.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by robbpell View Post
      If this is about samsung why do they have an ipad in the picture! lol
      WTF??
      Is that sarcasm??

      Have you ever seen an iPad??
      Cause clearly you can see that tablet in the picture in not an iPad!! The iPad only has one home button not 3.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by IXAdamOwnzXI View Post
      Apple making weak claims as usual

      So what if it resembles another competitor, is Apple really that butthurt that someone else's product can't resemble theirs? I guess if it does bare a slight resemblance Apple won't be able to sell to their main audience of hipsters who pride themselves on being unlike anyone else

      How pathetic.
      Apple is all about design, innovation and usability. Yeah they have the right to be "butt hurt", other companies are just ripping off the ideas apple works hard on and pays for. The innovation and design are a big chunk of what makes apple great. Samsung and the others need to innovate Their own ideas. They want to have an idevice killer, then they need to try to design an original device because making cheap carbon copy knocks offs isn't going to do it. Why does everything you post have to be so stupid? I swear your a 16 year old kid who hasn't learned to use his brain.
    1. donozo's Avatar
      donozo -
      yeah i dont get it aswell whats the point on sueing the samsung comapny whilst apple's on a contracts of getting coponents on the idevice's from samsung
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by robbpell View Post
      If this is about samsung why do they have an ipad in the picture! lol
      Someone noticed the resemblance.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by IXAdamOwnzXI View Post
      Apple making weak claims as usual

      So what if it resembles another competitor, is Apple really that butthurt that someone else's product can't resemble theirs? I guess if it does bare a slight resemblance Apple won't be able to sell to their main audience of hipsters who pride themselves on being unlike anyone else

      How pathetic.
      Get a life. Ur probably 6 yrs old
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Apple is all about design, innovation and usability. Yeah they have the right to be "butt hurt", other companies are just ripping off the ideas apple works hard on and pays for. The innovation and design are a big chunk of what makes apple great. Samsung and the others need to innovate Their own ideas. They want to have an idevice killer, then they need to try to design an original device because making cheap carbon copy knocks offs isn't going to do it. Why does everything you post have to be so stupid? I swear your a 16 year old kid who hasn't learned to use his brain.
      Agreed
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I hope this means supplies from Toshiba, Sharp and other Japanese companies. Screen from LG and memory from Toshiba or Sharp.

      Also have you guys seen the Samsung D8000 TV remote? It looks like an iPhone 4. The Samsung Galaxy S is a total rip off the iPhone 3GS, even available in black or white.
      The normal Android UI is ok as it's icons aren't squares so resemble Symbian layout.
      As for the Galaxy Tab, well that's just a big iPhone 3GS but Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't a copy, Honeycomb looks nothing like iOS and the design isnt like the iPad.
    1. buzios's Avatar
      buzios -
      Ya, Sony, Philips, Samsung, LG, Sharp... should all go to court against each other because all their LCD/LED TVs have strong similarities.

      They all have a display that look exactly the same, a thin bezel and a remote, not to mention a power cord ....
    1. IamEzio's Avatar
      IamEzio -
      sony use samsungs panels in their TV
    1. LamboFan's Avatar
      LamboFan -
      Nothing amazing. It's business. If one business does it, EVERYONE has to do it.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Yes i find similarities but i also noted that the iPhone 4 looked like an HTC inspired Droid phone...yes/no?? The 3GS was original in its shape and feel but the iPhone 4 looks like an HTC phone. I have owned all iPhone models and will continue to buy them based on the iOS not the cosmetics..that is all for now :]
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I'm so tired of Apple and their lawyers!
      Before iPhones a lot of phones looked pretty much the same, flip phones especially.

      Even though they'd never do it, I love Samsung to take all their component for iPhones and iPads and say bye bye.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      well all that may be true (samsung stealing the iOS layout) but Apple stole the App Store concept from the ripdev app installer which later became what's known today as Cydia. They're no different than anyone else.
    1. gQstatus05's Avatar
      gQstatus05 -
      Who made the first flat screen? They should sue all manufacturers because all flat screens look similar.

      This lawsuit is dumb.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      Yeah, the Samsung phone looks uglier and less useful!

      Everyone's been making phone's and tablets after Apple...
    1. Nerd's Avatar
      Nerd -
      Hahaha and now apple copy back from nokia interface on iphone5.

    1. joshb2118's Avatar
      joshb2118 -
      You guys are defending apple over something that is dumb, my dad's phone old nokia has the same layout, its just easier to use, thats why they use it, not to copy apple, what other way is easier to navigate and control? where is apples widgets? and live wallpapers? thats why we have all these things, we have to evolve like that, we dont jump from 16 icons to 60 icons, because thats not how it works, that would only become more complicated for everyone, thats why when android came out ppl didnt like it, as it becomes simpler, people use it more...my dad upgraded to android and thats crazy! he didnt wanna give up his nokia...

      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Yeah, the Samsung phone looks uglier and less useful!

      Everyone's been making phone's and tablets after Apple...
      for what reason? cuz ppl are buying them, tablets have existed for a long time, they just havent been sold because not alot of ppl buy them, thats why they started making android tablets, cuz then ppl that do their research and nerds think "tablets? i can go with a ipad or a motorola xoom that has more customizations, higher resolution screen, more RAM, memory expansion, and 4g capable..."