Certain evidence in Apple-Samsung case was skewed toward Apple
make their own designs with conviction and confidence," and to “make designs with faces that are creative and diverse.” Furthermore, the Samsung executive reminds his team to focus on the screen as a way to differentiate itself from other manufacturers. "Our biggest asset is our screen," said Shin "it is very important that we make screen size bigger."
The jury never got to hear the full statement from Shin, only those parts that Apple wanted them to hear. Maybe it wouldn't have mattered anyway, not based on what we subsequently learned was going on during deliberations. If Samsung does win a new trial, you can be sure that they won't make the same mistakes twice.
source: BGR, Phandroid
1. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
After 8 months of owning my galaxy note now I know it is Samsung. I thought I bought apple note. Come on has anybody bought Samsung phones in mistake he thought it was apple.
7. Stuntman (Posts: 827; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Exactly. I walked into a Samsung store and bought the SGS3 because I thought it was an iPhone. :)
8. Doakie (Posts: 1536; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Wait so you're telling me that my Galaxy S 3 wasn't made by Apple? I'm going to sue this Samsung who made such a great knockoff.
15. whysoserious (Posts: 317; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Wait, what?! That phone with a bigger AMOLED screen with a Samsung logo in front is not an iPhone?!? Damn you Samsung!
28. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1134; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Yeah Samsung made a knock-off that actually performs better than the original iPhone!
How dare they make it better, more functional and simply more awesome than the original!
Apple should sue Samsung for pure awesomeness :)
52. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Ive bought one tiny and one big sh*t thought it was an iPhone and an iPad...
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yup-per. Didn't Sammy negotiate the rights to build (and sell) versions of the iPhone with screen sizes larger than 4 inches? It was all part of the deal where Sammy agreed to supply Apple with the chipset for the iToys.
17. Sprissy (Posts: 107; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Really????? Are you blind....GS3 has Samsung right on top the screen....hello that's a pretty good sign that it's not an iPhone.
31. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Sarcasm is a foreign language to you isn't it?
19. angelesmec (unregistered)
I can understand that an average consumer might think that an iPhone was mistaken for a Samsung phone although they are very different in most design cues but seeing the Samsung logo and still thinking that it was an iPhone and purchasing it was really a foolish
20. angelesmec (unregistered)
I can understand that an average consumer might think that an iPhone was mistaken for a Samsung phone although they are very different in most design cues but seeing the Samsung logo and still thinking that it was an iPhone and purchasing it was really a foolish act. common sense people.. sorry for the term used.
23. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
I buyed a Samsung TV thinking it was an iPhone...
36. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
You must be thinking its the new 55" iPOD XXXXXL lol:)
29. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
what the hell.. I have always been using my phone thinking its an iNexus designed in california:)
18. MeoCao (unregistered)
The jury is biased so they didn't care much about the facts anyway.
22. doejon (Posts: 386; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
whaaaaaaaaaaaat i thought my device with my msdcard and removable battery is an iphone - damn i got punkd´
4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
what samsung needed were good attorneys/lawyers. That's all.
5. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Only way to win a good person is to do cheat..
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5670; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
wow...why did no one speak up about this? it's like Samsung's Attorneys slept through the whole trial. _-_
10. Doakie (Posts: 1536; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Funny. I was thinking the exact same thing. Samsung should have spent $250 million on lawyers...
26. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
actually if no mistaken they were not allowed to do so either to call on an extra witness or show other devices and proof
30. remixfa (Posts: 14254; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they werent allowed to call on Shin or present certain very obvious pieces of evidence, but when this quote was read to the jury, samsung's lawyers should have still stood up and called BS. They had the trial stacked against them unfairly, but they also made some pretty big bonehead mistakes for a law firm representing such a big client.
32. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
I agree Remix, I also feel koh should not have been allowed to oversee this case because of her ties to the firm that represented Apple.
34. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
park hit the nail on the head...OWWW!!
Yeah, having a judge oversee this trial - one that has ties to APPLE - that in itself is grounds for a re-trial. What is wrong with our system of justice for overlooking something so obvious such as this?
37. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
The problem is that we as country have become disgustingly greedy, money outweighs everything, even justice. While I don't want to sound like a conspiracy freak, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple handed out some checks along the way in this one. The sad truth is that our once great nation is so corrupt even our candidates for office are both crooks.
39. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
I am from India and feel the same way. but we as consumers can bring the change. thats why I hate apple from my heart and soul.
9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1908; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Who's the real copy cat now? Apple can't even make their own statements now, can they?
27. someones4 (Posts: 622; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
same as how steve jobs quote Pablo Picasso. Can't create his own tagline
16. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
The iphone is great and is very good for low tech people but I HATE IT WITH PASSION
because its way overpriced and i feel like they take advantage of uninformed people with the pricing
21. airlicious (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)
Meanwhile China continues to steal our technology
24. tedkord (Posts: 6512; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Skewed? You mean like this article's picture, which shows an iPhone opened to its home screen, and the Galaxy phone opened to its app drawer?
I suppose I should give some credit, you at least showed a size difference, while most who show them side by side down scale them Galaxy to make them look more alike.
Of course the evidence was skewed. That's what lawyers do. If you're looking for ethical behavior, you don't look to corporate lawyers.
25. someones4 (Posts: 622; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
so obvious. like the president of a highly successful multinational conglomerate to ask his employees to blatantly copy something. shame on apple for blindsiding the entire world
33. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Blame this on the lawyers on both sides - lawyers for apple doctored the evidence and the lawyers for Samsung did not catch it...for some odd reason....of course, Steve Jobs is all excited because his side cheated to win...
40. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Sometimes I wonder when the lawyers talk about people mistakenly buying a Samsung phone thinking it was an iPhone due to the similar basic rectangular rounded corner design of all touchscreen phones, are they saying the consumers are so dumb that they cannot read what's printed on the phone or the box of the phone? And the jury actually agrees? The judge never even questioned this? Then I wonder who are the dumb ones. I think we need Judge Judy.
46. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2485; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I said the same thing when the trial was happening. They basically say that people are to stupid to tell the difference between an iphone and anything else. Yet at the same time they want those stupid people to buy their product. I can understand if you only got a second or two to look at it to not be able to tell the difference, I've done that myself with devices used on TV or in movies. But when you go to buy a device, especially one that comes with a 2 year contract, that you don't just pick up the first things that looks remotely like what you want. The first time they power it up they'll see the Samsung logo instead of Apple's. And it's not like your stuck with it if you bought the wrong one. You've got 14 to 30 days to return it (depending on carrier).
If Apple really believes all these potential customers are that stupid, then maybe those stupid people shouldn't have a smartphone.
41. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
The same thing goes for the tablets. Apple lawyers holding the tablet from afar and Samsung lawyers cannot tell which is which. Hell, can you tell which LCD/LED TV brand it is if you stand from a distance when most flat screen TV looks the same, a black rectangle? And people may buy the tablet thinking it is an iPad when there is a Samsung logo on the tablet, no Apple logo on the back, Samsung logo that flashes at you on the screen when you power on for the first time, Samsung logo on the box, no home button etc.? Jesus, are consumers treated as intellectually challenged or illiterate?
42. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
45. TMach (Posts: 405; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
is**te got butt whupped all over the world except in America! Go figure.....Samsung, get decent lawyers who are hungry and desperate to earn a pay day and a name for themselves. is**te should compete by innovating rather than litigating but I guess iToy manufacturer cannot spell INNOVATION........Hahaha
47. jroc74 (Posts: 5258; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
"Certain evidence in Apple-Samsung case was skewed toward Apple"
Really?? You dont say....I'm shocked by this revelation.
48. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
regular apple fanboys not in this thread hmmm ....
49. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 869; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
No wonder the apple genius couldn't fix my Glaxy S2..
50. nasznjoka (Posts: 372; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
the jury is gon thru dat idrunkMapPhone case away next time around.po+ve
53. joshua_graves (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Hey, I heard that Domeo Products is coming out with a new website Nov. 5.
They have some stylish and innovative products for the iPad, including cases that work as a lap-desk and stands that raise to eye-level. Check 'em out at: