LG accuses Apple iPhone of being a ‘copycat’ of Prada phone

“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.'”

Full article here.

[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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211 Comments

  1. Look, we’ve all known (or at least suspected) that Apple was making a touch screen phone and/or iPod device for… how long now, 4 years??? The patents have been around for ages. But we all track this kind of thing and the average schmo who reads this press release probably does not, so they might believe LG’s clam, which is, technically speaking, total and utter bat guano. And they know it, but they’ll say it because they can. I guess if you’re a rival handset maker you can be a lying person and that’s okay. ;P

    Liars.

    -c

  2. Is it not flash based?

    I know that just a few weeks ago a flash based icon that made the pocket pc look the same as the iPhone.

    But looks are not what I see in the iPhone, it is a vastly improved widget.

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  3. Geez…first Bill Gates lying about hackiong the Mac daily and now LG and the iPhone copycat lie. What a load of Simian feces. But birds of a feather crap ….errrrr. lie together. The heads of MS and LG are…well…crapheads.

    MW: didnt, as in “The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe”.

  4. They all look at the cosmetics of the phone and think that’s the breakthrough. The touch screen is great, but really it’s its fusion with OS X that’s so cool. iPhone is a platform that will grow, not just be another product with feature creep. Plus, it integrates with the most used consumer media software out there– iTunes.

    They should have named it Lane Bryant. Prada’s too good.

  5. Mr. Woo-Young Kwak also said:
    “KWAK KWAK.. Copycat! Apple has copied us by making a rectangular phone that does 10 times more than what our phone does… the question we (the LG) have is how could they make out phone to work so much better than out own!?”

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