Slavish copier Samsung shamelessly steals Apple’s iPhone 3G design – again

“Today Samsung has announced the iPhone 3G Galaxy Ace Plus,” Joshua Schnell reports for Macgasm. “The phone looks exactly like the iPhone 3G, and clearly illustrates Samsung’s game plan moving forward.”

“Samsung’s product plan for 2012?” Schnell asks. “Become an official Apple counterfeiter, and care not one iota about doing it.”

Schnell writes, “Samsung is completely content with stealing designs, commercials, and other creative from its competitors.”


Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we’ve been saying since 2008, Samsung certainly has no shame.

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.

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Samsung debuts Apple iPod touch knockoff – November 6, 2011
Samsung is so not copying Apple, here’s proof – September 28, 2011
Oh Samsung, you are making this too easy – September 24, 2011
Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Samsung threatens to step up patent fight with ‘free riding’ Apple Inc. – September 23, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008


    1. Why does the release of a phone knock off elicit a “wow”? Apple uses Samsung as a major supplier. That Apple is suing Samsung for patent infringement while continuing to use them as a major supplier is the real “wow”.

  1. I finally got a chance to see a Samsung Galaxy tablet the other day in a store, and I could not believe how much like an iPad it looked. All the other Android tablets there more or less looked like their own products, but the Galaxy was basically an iPad minus the home screen button. I was flabbergasted. Apple has every right to sue and keep at it.

    1. How is it supposed to not look like it? All tablets look very alike. People are only complaining about samsung because they are beating apple in the race. Apples top executives are blinind their consumers with this propoganda making YOU think that samsung stole their ideas, when if you did some reaserch you’d see that almost EVERY device that apple has, samsung makes.

  2. How about boycott Samsung because everything they make is total crap! The only thing they *used to* make halfway decently were TVs. I won’t buy or recommend even those anymore.

    1. Good point. I have a Samsung Blu-Ray player that I bought a couple of years ago. It stopped playing Blu-Ray discs about 4 months ago, and two months ago it stopped playing regular DVDs reliably.

      Yesterday, I tried to watch a streaming Netflix movie through it (since nothing else on it works), and was told that the keys had been hacked and that I couldn’t watch Netflix stuff anymore, either.

      I tried to do an online firmware update (which fixes the problem according to web searches), and it claimed I was up to date. Searching Samsung’s site, however, showed otherwise. Two hours later, I could finally watch the Netflix movie, but no longer had the time, having wasted it with this piece of crap player.

      Boycott Samsung. They’re shameless thieves, and their products are garbage, anyway.

      1. And you will like it, I suspect. It is very quiet. The only issue that I ran into is that it got stuck in the drain cycle once or twice. There is a foam doughnut-shaped float on the left side connected to a cheap plastic switch, and it got stuck. I cycled it manually a number of times and it has worked well since then. I have been meaning to post the photos that I took. If you know what you are doing, you can access it via the kick panel at the bottom and save yourself the trouble of pulling it out and removing the side panel.

        Despite the float switch issue, I really like my Bosch dishwasher.

        1. Now this is a shining example of why I am drawn to MDN. Talented guys sharing valuable kitchen expertise. When they’re not dissecting earnings calls or ripping trolls a new one.

      1. I try and check every purchase now to make sure. IPhone in hand and iPad in messenger bag, gives me instant access to information anytime and anywhere.

        Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  3. I bought a new 60″ LCD HDTV for Christmas. It’s not a Samsung and the one I bought I doubled check to make sure it’s not made by Samesung! Not a Sony (POS/Samsung). Suck on that Shamesung! 🙂

  4. Has anyone here read the “The Mote In God’s Eye” series from Niven and Pournelle from the mid-70s? Clearly, the people at Samsung are little more than “Moties.” Have an original idea? NEVER! Copy the ideas and product of other? ALWAYS! The new math of the 21st Century: Samsung = Moties!

    1. I bought it from a second hand book store at my college and have enjoyed it since then. I still have the copy with me, a bit tattered and torn now but it was a bit yellowed to begin with anyway. The Moties were an advanced race that had browns who were essentially slaves that did the copying. Not all the Moties copied, only their slaves and engineering class did.

      To me, copying is the sincerest form of flattery. It means you’ve done something right.

    2. On the OTHER hand, Apple can’t (nor does Apple even want to) make 100% of the world’s smartphones; someone has to make the rest, for the less discerning customers.

      On the THIRD hand, Samsung will never be a threat to Apple, because they will always be copying Apple’s stuff at least one year later. In this case, 3.5 years later…

    1. Samsung is a chaebol (or a cabal), a conglomerate supported by the South Korean government. A chaebol operates through interlocking holdings, has opaque standard operating systems (SOP) and tends to engage in every business conceivable. It is able to cross-subsidize its products and engage in predatory pricing because it has great financial clout and the blessing of the South Korean government. Thus it can act like a mafia with impunity. It is no wonder it has no compunction in engaging in industrial espionage and slavish plagiarism of other’s work and ideas.

      Until the government of the United States realizes the insidiousness of such methods, no US company is able to compete fairly with Samsung. But then, politicians in the US are a corrupted lot who will accept money from Samsung’s lobbying or whoever can grease their palms to hurt their own industries. Not only is Samsung a formidable racketeer but it also has help from a willing and compromising Congress and the bureaucracy in the US political setup.

    1. Thats because the Zune is slavishly copied by everyone on the planet weather they like it or not. As soon as you make a bowel movement and poop, out comes a Zune!

  5. Well, if Samsung’s new offering runs as slow as my retired iPhone 3G (now being used for music/games by my daughter), then Apple doesn’t have too much to worry about here! Not condoning Samsung’s actions, but in this case I don’t really think it makes much difference. The stakes are much higher when Samsung copies Apple’s modern devices like the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4/4s.

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