“Samsung on Wednesday introduced a new smartphone application called ‘Wallet,’ which bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s own Passbook feature,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The new Wallet application for Android carries store cards, event tickets, boarding passes, and coupons,” Hughes reports. “As noted by The Verge, the resemblance to Apple’s Passbook is striking, even down to the icon Samsung chose to use.”

Hughes reports, “Samsung’s announcement of Wallet, and its similarities to Apple’s Passbook, are noteworthy because Apple for years has been accusing Samsung of copying its devices.”

Left, Apple's Passbook icon. Right, Samsung Wallet. Via The Verge.

Left, Apple’s Passbook icon. Right, Samsung Wallet. Via The Verge.

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Read The Verge‘s report here.

MacDailyNews Take: Color us wholly unsurprised. The slavish copier out of Samsungorea strikes again.

At this point, anyone who supports Samsung has no concern for ethical behavior, not to mention intellectual property rights.

So, what’s Apple’s recourse? Sue them and let it wind though the world’s court “systems” for about five years upon which time any verdicts rendered will be meaningless.

Having long ago passed the point of ridiculousness, perhaps Tim Cook should ring up his friends in Washington D.C. and ask for the delivery of a meaningful message to South Korea about respecting intellectual property rights, among other things?

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