“In recent weeks, some have suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone was designed by lawyers specifically to work around Apple’s ongoing patent infringement case,” Sean Hollister reports for The Verge. “When the question was put to Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon earlier today, though, he denied any such thing.”
“Our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turn-around.” – Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon, May 22, 2012
Hollister reports, “He insisted that the curved shape of the Galaxy S III in particular had undergone hundreds of iterations, a rhetoric we’ve heard before: For Samsung’s design team, Apple’s allegations are personal.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Little known fact: When translated to English, “Chang Dong-hoon” actually means “Copy Jony-Slavishly.”
Possible smoking gun there for Apple’s legal team.
Here’s another: Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Apple’s iPhone gobbles lion’s share of mobile phone profits, slavish copier Samsung a distant second – April 3, 2012
Samsung Mobile chief ‘designer’ denies that Samsung’s instinct is to slavishly copy Apple – March 23, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung shamelessly steals Apple’s iPhone 3G design – again – January 3, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung uses girl actress from iPhone 4S ad for Galaxy Tab 8.9 spot (with video) – January 2, 2012
Now Samsung’s slavishly copying Apple’s iPad television ads (with videos) – December 30, 2011
Judge: Can you tell me which is iPad and which is yours? Samsung lawyer: ‘Not at this distance your honor’ – October 14, 2011
Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Apple to Samsung: ‘Blatant copying is wrong’ – April 18, 2011