Samsung Electronics issues statement: We did not certify Anymode’s ‘Smart Case’

Via their official blog, Samsung Electronics has issued the following statement, verbatim:

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.

Source: Samsung Electronics Official Global Blog

MacDailyNews Take: That Samsung felt compelled to so quickly issue an official statement is telling. As for the contents of their statement: Pfft.

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Samsung certifies shameless Apple Smart Cover knockoff for their pretend iPads – July 18, 2011


  1. Funny I was just looking at this earlier today: AnyMode begs to differ:

    “Anymode Corporation., offers an extensive range of innovative designed products to give mobile users integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Anymode, a privately held company founded in Korea in 2007, has the strong affiliation with Samsung Electronics for key accessories supplier globally. [….]

    Anymode becomes the market leader across its product lines in just over three years. With strong business partnership with Samsung Electronics, business has been grow rapidly and becoming one of fastest growing company that covers international retail channels with key distributors world-wide. ”

    If you don’t get that AnyMode was named after Samsung’s AnyCall mobile brand, and basically copied the AnyCall logo, and basically was founded expressely to be acquired by Samsung, you’re a blind fanboy.

    Samsung knows exactly what AnyMode is doing, and pulling all the strings.

    1. … well prove Anymode’s intentions in this case, but says nothing about Samsung. I am quite willing to accept your If you don’t get that AnyMode was named after Samsung’s AnyCall mobile brand, and basically copied the AnyCall logo, and basically was founded expressely to be acquired by Samsung, you’re a blind fanboy.”, but that in no way supports that the expectation is reciprocal.

      1. Indeed. It is clear to me that this company is trying hard to send signals to Samsung: “Please, buy us out, please!”, and Samsung hasn’t really cared so far.

        The proper point here is that Samsung is a bit worried about the lawsuits, so they felt it necessary to distance themselves from these guys, otherwise it would be obvious even to the blind that they are essentially trying to copy everything from Apple, including the silly little plastic “smart case”.

    1. Well said! I too am voting with my wallet. If Samsung took a huge sales drop on all it’s products through an organized boycott, it would be heard not only by Samsung, but all of the other copycat companies.

      1. If your expert and/or informed opinion does not find it apparent that Samsung is an utterly fraudulent, blatantly thieving, unethical of a corporate entity that seems hard-bent to remain remorse free in shameless denial; then by all means, there’s a company for you to keep.

        My opinion, OTOH, finds the company guilty of all those above and in wanting of any sense of class, ingenuity and character; as such, I’ll be voting my own opinion on what is apparent to me, with my hard earned wallet.

        Thieves may get away on every technicalities in the book, but they won’t earn my respect (whatever that might be worth to others, they matter plenty to me).

  2. This SmartCase is actually just an admission on their part the people really want iPads. It screams “Hey look! I got an iPad!”. Your friends will say “Wow, did you finally throw that piece of junk away and get a real iPad?” Then they’ll look closer and see that it’s still the same pig… Just with a little lipstick on it.

    Plus, the Smart Cover is so named because it’s not just a cover, but has functional features (beside merely serving as a stand). It integrates with the iPad, seamlessly attaching exactly into place, and putting to sleep/waking up the device.

    We once went to a timeshare demo that promised a “car phone” if you suffered through it. In the end, it was a phone shaped like a car with a standard spiral phone cord for the home. Yep, Smart “Case”

  3. “Boycott Samsung. Vote with your wallet.”

    Happy to report that, besides the components within my Apple (and possibly other brands) gear, I have no Samsung product. And plan to keep it that way.

  4. if the ‘new’ Apple has not in shown how determined it is in protecting it’s intellectual property (over other issues) I doubt Samsung (revenues 180 billion plus a year) would have reacted so quickly over a ‘case’.

    wish Apple was as aggressive when Msft was ripping if off to build Windows…

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