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Apple accuses Samsung of copying its icons as well

0. phoneArena 07 Aug 2012, 04:51 posted on

Do Samsung Galaxy devices look like the iPhone? Apple argues some pretty generic features accusing Samsung of making a rectangular device. But while that might sound absurd, the real point is that Apple is trying to convince the court…

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posted on 07 Aug 2012, 12:32

80. shalegac (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


First; Do you believe threatening a judge is acceptable? Especially because you're mad at a couple of coorporations and the use of their icons.

Second; It's a jury trial.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:33 12

10. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


apart from the call icon, i don't see any resemblance.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:34 14

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


Huh?? There is nothings wrong to be identical icons... Can I put Facebook icon with the letter G instead of f?? Can I put settings icons a rectangle gear instead of circle?? In the end there are nothings special in the icon

Do you know what I'm say Apple?? That's why you motivate android to create widget to substitute your boring icons and make me switch to android instant... Just shut up and innovate already...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:38 6

13. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


All of these icons are the same as most phones in history since beggining of color screens.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:38 16

14. Cerberusa2a (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Oh good lord...its a phone icon, so people know to press this button to make a PHONE call... maybe they should have put a elbow noodle there instead, unless apple claimed to have invented that as well

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 07:23 4

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


+1 for the lol.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:45 4

16. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


The Koreans soon will get what they deserve...what a pitiful plagiarisms...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:54 3

18. android8 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


These are all ridiculous claims. Apple can never match up to android and creating this mess. I am sure with such advertisement Samsung will get more popularity.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 05:54 5

19. marchels14 (unregistered)


this is just desperate from apple to get some stupid evidence that dos not even make seance,all the phones have similar phone icons.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 06:05 6

22. Ronoc039 (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


This patent war has gone too far...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 06:16 2

26. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


sometimes you really can't deny the fact that samsung took inspirations from apple. while a green dialer phone icon is generic, those ridges on the background isn't. notes icon, samsung could use a white paper instead of the same yellow paper. gear wheel as settings app, they can use a wrench and a screwdriver. photo app, well millions of things can be used beside a sunflower. apple also took inspirations from other companies, but the way samsung copies apple's apps, resemblance is uncanny

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:31

52. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


when people think of notes they think the yellow sticky notes that is how it has always been and when you go to buy a note pad they are typically yellow. Did apple copy the yellow icon from the yellow sticky note pad should they be sueing apple now. The flower is like an international symbol for pictures its on every camera ever made.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:38

54. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


samsung can put rose if they want to, but they didn't. also sticky notes are meant to be plain color, no lines whatsoever. i'm not saying apple used it first but samsung could've used the sticky note thing that you are talking about if they want to.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 12:29

79. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


A note pad though if you go to any school supply store is yellow with blue lines its standard lol

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 13:07

86. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


"A note pad though if you go to any school supply store is yellow with blue lines its standard lol"- undisputed, no one argues with you.
"when people think of notes they think the yellow sticky notes" ---then why didn't samsung use your sticky notes?

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 18:22 1

110. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I had a Samsung flip phone from about ten years ago that had a gear for the settings. not in color, mind you, but it's a generic design.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 08:03

129. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


thank you sir gears for setting existed before iphone apple

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 06:23 3

28. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Galaxy S indeed was inspired by iPhone...It was beefed up version of iPhone...I owned one so I know it...I still remember when showed off my new SGS1 to a team member and got a quick response...is it iPhone rip-off? I was quite and thinking...is it?

Now...iFans...remember to keep Samsung and Android separate when you start war of words!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 13:18 1

89. Savage (unregistered)


Why does PA allow only one +1?? :(

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 06:28 3

29. toyds123 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


My optimus black has these similar icons. but LG never gets sued. Seems samsung really has something to do with the biggest loss of apple.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 07:23 1

36. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


LG phones doesn't sell like Samsung's Galaxy Series!

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:07

134. toyds123 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


But still, they look pretty identical.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:37

135. doublehammer (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


proving that simply "copying" is not enough to be successful. LG directly rips off samsung left and right.. both in look and in actual industrial espionage of Amoled/LCD tech.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 07:09 6

31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


My avatar! Apple will sue me. :(

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:16 2

72. Savage (unregistered)


Nawww! Don't worry. Apple has patents for green icon, not blue. You're safe :)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 07:40 1

38. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Softwares and icons are from Android not Samsung.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:18 1

73. Savage (unregistered)


Actually no, They are part of Sammy's touchwiz. If you look at past versions of pure Google Androids, I doubt you'll find a phone icon which is similar to Apple's. Besides, the phone icon since Honeycomb is blue.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 08:25 5

42. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Excuse me, Windows Mobile 6 called, they wanted their f**king icons back... there where even some carrier/mfg skins with rounded corners...

Oh Apple, how hard you are trying... #AppleFail

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 09:03 2

43. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


no, i think the button is universal. see, the color of answer button have been green for years and for the call logo, of course it will be a phone symbol. so a phone logo with a green background.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 09:28 2

44. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


its almost like they are looking at every little thing and saying hey he copied me. Are they serious? This is just annoying.

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