“Head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center insisted on an official occasion that Apple copied LG’s handset design,” Telecoms Korea reports. ” The handset maker announced its official position on Apple phone at press conferences with the presence of Scott Ahn, CEO of LG’s mobile phone business division held on February 12 in Barcelona, Spain.”
Telecoms Korea reports, “Mr. Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center said to the press, ‘We consider that Apple copycat Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeffrey” for the heads up.]
Boy, there’s nuts and then there’s truly deranged. Apple should win awards for “copying” LG’s phone (the phones are actually quite dissimilar) in just 3 months. LG just committed phonicide. Goldstar, er… LG should be doing all they can to avoid anyone making comparisons between their hollow device and Apple’s iPhone. Unfortunately, they’ve now made the colossal blunder of doing just the opposite. LG would’ve sold more of their pretend iPhones had they just kept their mouths shut.
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