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Anymode's Smart Case has been pulled from Samsung retail stores in Korea, because, well, blatant rip-offs don't get much more blatant than this. The case is a near carbon copy...
07-19-2011, 10:30 AM #1
Samsung Pulls iPad Smart Cover Clone From Stores
Anymode's Smart Case has been pulled from Samsung retail stores in Korea, because, well, blatant rip-offs don't get much more blatant than this.
The case is a near carbon copy of Apple's Smart Cover, which oddly enough seemed eerily similar to InCase's Convertible Magazine Jacket, as pointed out by the guys over at TechCrunch. It seems something like this would get noticed before being stocked in Samsung's retail stores, especially amidst the companies legal battle with Apple, but Samsung did release a statement trying to clear up the matter.
As a general practice, Samsung Electronics reviews and approves all accessories produced by partners before they are given the “Designed for Samsung Mobile” mark.
In this case, approval was not given to Anymode for the accessory to feature this official designation. We are working with Anymode to address this oversight and the product has already been removed from the Anymode sales website. The product has not been sold. - Samsung Tomorrow Blog
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 07-19-2011 at 10:37 AM.
07-19-2011, 12:06 PM #2
why is it a "blatant rip-off" when samsung bootlegs, but "odd" when apple does it??
07-19-2011, 01:51 PM #3
07-19-2011, 03:06 PM #4
I love how anything negative about Apple has to be put in the most gentle way possible. One's a "blatant rip-off"........the other is just "eerily similar".
07-19-2011, 04:38 PM #5
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07-20-2011, 11:37 AM #6
is it even possible that the smart cover was made by incase for apple? or that, apple licensed the design to incase and allowed them to rename it for a price? it's better to license your product design. suing a black market cloner will give you zero return, but huge lawyer tab instead. so why not make some extra licensing money?