Oh Samsung, you are making this too easy

“Having a look at the otherwise impressive Galaxy S II phones from Samsung, I noticed that the USB AC power adapter had a ‘familiar’ feel to it to it,” 9 to 5 Mac reports.

“Turns out, it is almost an exact replica, within a millimeter in every direction,” 9 to 5 Mac reports.

“As you can imagine they both put out the same power, 5V at 1A,” 9 to 5 Mac reports.

See the photos in the full article here.
 
 
 

MacDailyNews Take: As if we needed it, yet another reason to continue avoiding Samsung knockoffs:

Boycott Samsung. We no longer buy Samsung-branded products and advise our millions of readers worldwide to also avoid purchasing Samsung-branded products until they cease stealing Apple’s patented IP.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn Weiler” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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85 Comments

  1. To be perfectly fair, 5V is the USB 2.0 spec and 1A is the maximum current that can be supported. Check out any USB A/C-based charger and you will see the same. Computer USB output is usually 500mA max, which is why your iPod charges faster using the wall adapter.

    The physical similarity, however, is quite interesting. Perhaps this is just a generic design owned by a 3rd party supplier to Apple?

  2. All of you Apple crybabies on here please ask your parents for your pacifier and shut the hell up. Who cares if the Samsung Galaxy S2 looks like the iPhone. You don’t see Sony suing everyone because all the other plasmas look like it’s plasma.

    1. “Who cares if the Samsung Galaxy S2 looks like the iPhone.”

      The law.

      P.S.
      I’m copying your screen name since you seem totally cool with IP theft. You don’t mind, right? Who cares if my alias looks like yours.

    2. Back when CRTs were the best monitor in town, the best was the Sony Trinitron. Yes, Sony patented it. Anyone who tried to sell a Sony Trinitron knock-off got sued out of existence. Yes, Sony does protect it’s IP.

      Any other worthless examples?

  3. I’m not boycotting a decent company who makes excellent products just because Apple has a little squabble with them. I have a Samsung TV, sound system and disc changer, 23-inch Samsung display which has always looked fantastic on my Mac. Boycott Samsung’s mobile products fine… but that’s just one division.

    I’m impressed at how far Samsung has resurged in the last 20 years to become one of the largest contenders against Sony.

  4. I get a little fed up with all the racism on here. You can take Apple’s side here on actual evidence, not on talk of “flat-face” Koreans or “Asian business thinking”

    1. I resent all racism as well. However, the phrase ‘Asian business thinking’ is descriptive of a region without any direct reference to race. It also, sadly, happens to be a fact. I personally consider this fact to be an aspect of general asian culture, not race. It is entirely changeable. Japan’s business culture did a 180º turn from the general Asian ripoff culture. Several other countries in Asia have done the same. South Korean business is still heavily based in ripoff versus invention. 😯

  5. Vice Chairman & CEO of Samsung & Boards of Director -> Mr. Gee-Sung Choi

    President & CEO of Samsung Electronics N.A. -> Yangkyu Kim

    President of Samsung Telecommunications America -> Dale Sohn

    President & CEO of Samsung Semiconductor -> Charlie Bae

    President of Samsun Austin Semiconductor -> Dr. Woosung Han

    Boards of Director -> Yoon-Woo Lee

    Boards of Director -> Ju-Hwa Yoon

    Boards of Director -> Dong-Min Yoon

    Boards of Director -> Char-Woong Lee

    Boards of Director -> In-Ho Lee

    Boards of Director -> Oh-Soo Park

  6. I’m struggling to see why some people (excluding Apple shareholders) are getting so emotional about this? Samsung’s behaviour is unacceptable yes, but boycott their products? In doing so the only outcome is that you cut down your own consumer choice. Samsung probably wouldn’t care less. The fact is that Samsung products aren’t bad, the company is not run by murderers or using child labour (which you could say would be reason to boycott), and potentially opting to buy an inferior product because the one you like has got a Samsung badge on it is cretinous. Yes, we all love Apple products, but get a grip people and stop being so pathetic.

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