126 ways Samsung copied Apple’s iPhone

“Susan Kare, the designer who created much of the look and feel of the original Macintosh, took the stand Tuesday as a paid Apple (AAPL) witness in the company’s multibillion patent infringement suit against Samsung,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“She was shown the slide [below], a comparison between a screenful of iPhone icons and a similar screen from the Samsung Galaxy S1,” P.E.D. reports. “If that slide weren’t enough to persuade the jury that Samsung was deliberately copying Apple’s ‘trade dress’ — a legal term of art for the patentable appearance of a product — Apple had plenty more where that came from. One hundred and twenty six slides in all that show Samsung doing the same thing for just about every aspect of iPhone’s user interface…”

Slavish copier Samsung knocked off Apple's iPhone

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  1. I sent this is in to MDN. not sure why they didn’t credit me….

    anyways, http://9to5mac.com/2012/08/07/samsungs-132-page-internal-report-on-why-the-galaxy-should-be-more-like-the-iphone/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29

    is a link where you can read the entire document.
    It’s effects online are hilarious. Everyone who is still trying to defend samsung is being called an “idiot” or a “samsung fanboy” or “apple hater” on every single tech forum.

    Even normally quiet ones like The Verge… 😀 basically… Apple has just won.

  2. “126 ways Samsung copied Apple’s iPhone”… Is this a new song by Paul Simon, you know, like “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”?

    The problem is all inside your head
    Samsung said to me
    The answer is easy if you
    copy Apple freely
    I’d like to help you in your struggle
    To get R&D free
    There must be 126 ways
    Samsung copied Apple’s iPhone.

    Samsung said it’s really not our habit
    To be original
    Furthermore, Samsung hopes the jury
    Won’t be daft or confused
    But Judge Koh will rule
    At the risk of being crude
    There must be 126 ways
    Samsung copied Apple’s iPhone.

    You Just slip out the back, Jack
    Make a new plan, Stan
    You don’t need to be coy, Roy
    Just listen to me
    Hop on the bus, Gus
    You don’t need to discuss much
    Just get your R&D Free, Lee
    And get someone’s brainchild for free…

  3. Actually reading through the translation it’s not so damning. Apple’s lawyers will need to show how the recommendations at the bottom of each page were then implemented such that they copy Apple. The recommendations don’t do that.

    It’s interesting to me that the green phone icon has gotten so much attention from both sides. And yet in these early research reports Samsung was using a red-orange background for the phone icon, so they clearly opted later to rework the icon to be more like Apple’s choice. Or charitably, they later reworked the icon to use the green that most phones used to highlight the button that meant “answer call”

  4. I’m guessing these presentation was laid out in PowerPoint and not Keynote. Shouldn’t Apple have a designer helping their lawyers with these. They look nasty and are hard to follow.

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