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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, 10:00 2

46. TortillaSlap (Posts: 43; Member since: 05 Aug 2012)


For anyone that thinks that this is "proof" that Samsung copied apple, and Apple came up with this design all on their own.. I want you to go find pictures of... well.. ANY phone.. even a 5 yr old flip phone. See that phone call icon on the button? A green phone? Yea, its the EXACT same icon as found on the iphone, samsung, lg, and pretty much every other phone in existence. The only difference is that instead of the phone being green, the background is green. OOOOOOH. so original. Get over it. Apple is a bunch of whiners and over litigators and thats where it ends.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:16 3

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


More irrefutable proof. We should rename Samsung to Samesung.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 19:17

122. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Ha ha ha samesung i love that

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 08:16

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


then i guess nokia can sue apple for that yes ? nokia has used a green coloured phone icon for years before apple did

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:18 1

49. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Hey Cyan3boN they are actually the wealthiest and greatest company in the world. Just wanted to correct your error so you don't look bad among your friends here. You are welcome!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:35 4

53. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


no need to cry folks...

it is clear as day that samsung copied the designs, images, and colors of the icons... even though the settings icon is a different looking "gear" it still is inspired by using a "gear" why not use a wrench or screw driver for the settings icon?

thats the whole point of why they are accused of copying... notes icon could have had a white piece of paper with a pencil instead of copying the same design and color scheme...

i was on the side of thinking these law suits were ridiculous but now that i see this... and i understand apple's claim more...

samsung did what they had to do to get to the top! good for them but at the same time... they COPIED...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:43 3

58. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


That's what our fandroids don't get. If you take any one of these things by themselves it's not copying, but when you put it all together it is copying!

You take the same shape and body as Apple with a single home button and then you copy UI elements like bounce effect and icons, copy Apple's packaging and proprietary charging port.

I mean this is really blatant. Then we have posters here claiming they don't see any copying. Really?! Take off your fandroid blinders for a minute.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:00 1

62. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i mean did they REALLY have to use a flower to represent the photo gallery icon??? come on Samsung... smh #facepalm

Taco i really want the judge to throw the case out... i would hate to see samsung or apple lose but this is 100% copying...lol

i mean i dont blame them... you have to do "something" to create a buzz for your mobile products. haha

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 12:53 3

82. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1731; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


100% huh, they look different to me but you have your apple glasses on obviously

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 13:33

94. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


man you can clearly see they copied the whole idea...

its not hard... i'm no apple fan or samsung fan... but anybody with business sense can see they were very impressed with the popularity of the iphone that they wanted their products to have a apple-like influence in appearance...

dont be a hater all your life dawg...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 19:15

121. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Good s**t taco. Great point

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 22:47

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


actually no
If A is not copying.. and B is not copying and C is not copying..

then A + B + C = not copying. You cant add up to a sum greater than the individual parts.

dont fall for his false logic.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 19:13

120. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


spot on i couldnt of said better myself. thT is the point ive tryed to make this whole time. ive been in the cell phone business since this whole smart phone craze started. And from the beginning I've made it clear that Samsung gala,y phones looked a little too much like the iPhone. It's obvious. I don't understand why people don't just accept the facts. Here you go. What more do they want? It's non sense talking to these fandroids. Thank you. You are a good man my friend.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:39 1

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Jesus Samsung used the iTunes logo for their music app!! I forgot about that lol. Can it be anymore blatant?!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:59 4

61. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Pretty sure music notes and CDs have been around for some time and used in icons long before iPhones.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:01 2

63. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


dude they only did it because it was on the iphone first...

there are hundreds of ideas samsung could've come up with the represent the music icon...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:10 4

71. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


And Apple did it because Windows Media Player and thousands of other apps did it...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 19:01

116. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly. ....lol

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:40 3

56. McLaren (unregistered)


Do you think that people are so stupid to confuse an iphone for a Samsung,Apple?
The ipad 3 is a great device for sure,but the iphone 4(S) is a middle range and fragile phone and you know that Iphone 5 would not be able to compete with s3 or the Nexus or even the One X.That's why you want Samsung to pay you for each of its device(inspired from Microsoft).
BTW:Taco,you're a little noob and everybody knows that.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:18 3

74. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I don't know if I'd talk about fragile considering the SIII's build issues.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 13:38 2

97. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


ok, let us talk about the captivate's build...the DROID RAZR's build...the Nexus 7 build - all superior to iPRODUCTS...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 19:27

124. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Exactly shut these fu ks down

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:43

57. samystic (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


not an Apple fan (infact amused to see it's marketing strategies to compel 'new' things on users) but i have to agree to Apple for accusing Samsung for copying things rather shamelessly... hell Samsung has copied Symbian as well... wait before you say anything, compare Symbian features like 'standby screen' and 'contact shortcuts' on its basic phones... they are photocopy of Nokia's ideas...

would love to have a discussion on this

samystic

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:45 1

59. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Samesung has long been know for copying competitor products. It's amusing to see fanboys deny the obvious.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 12:17 1

78. samystic (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


and yeah i love Galaxy S3... but honestly does that blind person who gave me a thumbs down is a crybaby not ready to accept reality... can someone honest enough stand up and urge Nokia to sue Samsung like there no tomorrow? and remind Nokia to rethink Meego?

samystic

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 10:55 1

60. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The only one even close is the phone icon and everyone looks like that, even Windows Phones. That is like saying anyone using an !, ?, yellow triangle, book, floppy disk, CD, music notes, folder, word bubble, or stop sign is copying Windows icons.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:03 1

65. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So using a flower for the photo gallery is a coincidence and using Apple's iTunes logo for their music app is just a coincidence?

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 18:56

114. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Is it exactly the same? Yes or no....

Apple has the rights to ANY type of flower or gear or notepad, etc?

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 11:06 1

69. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


windows don't use those icons to sell their products... thats the difference...

trust me i want to sweep this under the rug with you too but this is too petty for samsung to be doing... how hard is it to come up with a different logo?

look at the contacts icon...hahaha same damn design... just orange...

#Samesung #Shamesung

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:00

126. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


When did Samsung use these icons to sell theres?

I dont remember one Samsung commercial or ad that focused on these icons....

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