“Samsung on Wednesday introduced a new smartphone application called ‘Wallet,’ which bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s own Passbook feature,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The new Wallet application for Android carries store cards, event tickets, boarding passes, and coupons,” Hughes reports. “As noted by The Verge, the resemblance to Apple’s Passbook is striking, even down to the icon Samsung chose to use.”
Hughes reports, “Samsung’s announcement of Wallet, and its similarities to Apple’s Passbook, are noteworthy because Apple for years has been accusing Samsung of copying its devices.”
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Read The Verge‘s report here.
MacDailyNews Take: Color us wholly unsurprised. The slavish copier out of Samsungorea strikes again.
At this point, anyone who supports Samsung has no concern for ethical behavior, not to mention intellectual property rights.
So, what’s Apple’s recourse? Sue them and let it wind though the world’s court “systems” for about five years upon which time any verdicts rendered will be meaningless.
Having long ago passed the point of ridiculousness, perhaps Tim Cook should ring up his friends in Washington D.C. and ask for the delivery of a meaningful message to South Korea about respecting intellectual property rights, among other things?
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Convicted patent infringer Samsung acuses Apple of trying to limit consumer choice – September 1, 2012
Is Samsung copying Apple’s patented earphones? It sure looks like it – September 8, 2012
Samsung mimics Apple product videos in Galaxy S III promo (with video) – August 24, 2012
Now slavish copycat Samsung attempts to knockoff Apple’s retail stores (with video) – August 23, 2012
Samsung: Shameless slavish copiers – August 13, 2012
Apple attorney: Instead of innovating, Samsung chose to copy iPhone and iPad – July 31, 2012
Apple: Google warned Samsung against slavishly copying our products – July 25, 2012
Now Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s Mac mini – June 1, 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
Apple sues Samsung for attempting to copy look and feel of iPhone, iPad – April 18, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008