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Apple claims Samsung knew its Galaxy line took its design cues from Apple and was warned by Google

0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2012, 19:08 posted on

An unredacted (no blacked out spots) copy of Apple's trial brief shows that when the Apple v. Samsung patent battle goes to trial next week, the Cupertino based tech firm will claim that Samsung knew that its designs copied those belonging to the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad...

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posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:13 44

1. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


apple please come out out of your fantasy world and accept the reality that Samsung makes better devices than you!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:33 17

8. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


But damn if they can really prove that even Google warned them.... things might just be getting started. Lol google thinks Samsung copied wow. And did you read the comment Samsung's Product Design Group said? It's "regrettable" that the Galxaxy S "looks similar" to the iPhone. And also famous phone designers agree that their devices look too similar. It looks like Apple's fantasy world may in fact be very real.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:44 23

16. MeoCao (unregistered)


Google's people's opinions are subjective and mean nothing in court. SS can disagree with those opinions and that's OK.

One question is why Apple did not take any action when the Galaxy S looked indeed similar to old iPhone model (with very limited success) but now when Galaxy S3 is anything but similar to iPhone (but wildly successful)?

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 22:10 6

46. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Apple is suing for damages caused by lost sales due to the initial build-up of success of the GS1 which was according to them copied the OG iPhone's design.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 22:50 3

50. DownHer (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 May 2012)


It's because it's an iPhone.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 22:39 6

48. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Google and Samsung are teammates in this whole Samsung vs Apple vs Google dispute. If Google as a company went out of their way to warn Samsung, along with other well know cell phone designers, then yea this will have weight in court and Apple will use it. How will it sound to say that Google not only agrees that Samsungs devices copy Apple's design, but they also warned Samsung against their designs, possibly foreseeing this whole legal dispute? Kinda bad

I was under the impression that the original Galaxy S line was included, but I could be wrong. Anyway, the Galaxy Nexus isn't selling like hot cakes and yet the device is included.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 23:12 2

52. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't think Google's opinion proves anything to the judge, the judge will rely on FACTS but not some 3rd party's opinion.

But Google's opinion will be huge to discredit Samsung - and this is the real motive of Apple's lawsuits imho.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 22:46

103. kyp5035 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


they did then too, they are bringing it back...!!! AGAIN

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:38 13

13. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Best comment ever on Phonearena...well done mate that was 100000000000000000001% true :) love Samsung f**k Apple

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 22:47 4

49. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Dude calm down, there's like 5 of these comments in every article.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 22:47 1

104. kyp5035 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


hahahaha

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 21:06 4

32. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Does anyone else want a major manufacturer to come out with a 4" 16:9 phone just to spite apple? Doesn't even have to be good, just enough that the alleged designs are "copying"

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 22:17 3

47. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


We should convince apl.de.ap to start his own smartphone manufacturing business just to piss Apple off. His appstore would be named Apl Appstore and apple could never ever sue him because that is his celebrity name! lol :p

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 21:38 5

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's a pretty blind statement to make.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 22:09 7

45. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I have got thumbs down because I appreciated the fact.
Another fact is the sales of iPhone 5 would be drastically low.
If you guys don't agree wait and watch when they release.

Reason would be that same s**tty design over dead icon based iOS which has got 200 invisible features again lolzzzz

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 23:29 1

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14310; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I returned the favor.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:57 2

87. dcgore (Posts: 229; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Hahaha, laughable! Samsung makes better phones?? Android vs iOS/Apple is a different conversation but Samsung making better phones than Apple...no way!!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:20 14

2. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


LOL really??? its a phone how different can a black phone look?? apple steels all there ideas and so do many other companys how are we supposed to improve on things if u dont?now im against a total copy but using some ideas to improve a experience should be ok! apple needs to STFU the courts need to put a limit on the amount of complaints they can file.. and if u cant tell the difference between a galaxy s and a iphone ur a moron!!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:34 7

9. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Remember! Mr. Job is wishing for thermonuclear with Samsung. Did you remember that? A moronic idea that Apple adapted is not innovation because Apple knew, it could not come up with any. Just think next iPhone5 is a 4" screen, no 5" nor SD.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 20:09 10

21. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Lol Jobs didn't care about Samsung, he wanted to destroy Andoid. Get your facts straight.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 02:19 6

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


4" screen and ad card isn't innovation

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 04:09 4

81. MeoCao (unregistered)


But rounded rectangle is?

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 15:44

97. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree apple needs to increase the screen size, but sd isn't necessary when u have 64 gigs and cloud storage. Even some android makers r getting away from sd. No current androids have 64 gigs, samsungs 64 gig gs3 isnt even being made yet, and there's talk that it won't be at all. Sd is cool but y do u not comment on apple at least giving gobs of internal flash storage. They were the first with 4, 8 ,16, 32, and 64 gigs of external storage. That is innovative.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 15:48

99. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops internal

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 21:57 8

42. Doakie (Posts: 2109; Member since: 06 May 2009)


What really gets me is how the iPhone 4 stole its design from the 2007 LG Prada. Then Apple patents the styling and sues Samsung...

Okay I'm ready for my ban, this will be the third warning this week and therefore a ban. I got my last warning for a simple statement that "I hate Apple." They said I was trolling. I can't believe that a simple statement about a company I dislike got me a warning... I guess I don't really have "freedom of speech" on a privately owned website.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 15:46 1

98. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U have freedom of speech they have freedom of punishment. Just obey the rules bro, and you'll b cool. Learn to put stars, and symbols in place of letters and let folks figure out what it says for themselves.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 19:22 23

3. CypherCross (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


Apple sounds like an annoying ex girl friend who keep bitching about the same s**t over and over and doesn't know how to move on...

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 20:25 4

23. SEUL8TR (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


True said!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 20:26 3

24. guosheng (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Well said CC. This girl moved on quickly from ex boyfriend Xerox.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 21:34 3

37. stealthd (unregistered)


That's the only way to get anything done in court.

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