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Here's how Samsung never copies Apple... Not

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Here's how Samsung never copies Apple... Not
Here's how Samsung never copies Apple... Not
Here's how Samsung never copies Apple... Not
The ongoing legal battles between Samsung and Apple have allegations flying around like dishes in a family fight, but most of end customers barely even care about who borrowed what from whom, but rather focus on the product. 

That might not be the right thing to do, but it's inevitable with an endless legal saga. An entertaining (yet true) collection of images hit the nets recently and it's probably the best illustration on the copycat case we've seen so far.
Interestingly, it reveals that Samsung has even overlooked the fact that it's got iOS app images in its retail stores. The Safari and App Store icons appear on the background of what one would think should be only Android apps. But there's a couple of more images to prove the point, if you don't get it.

Do you think that's enough to conclude that Samsung is indeed "slavishly" copying from Apple and how important you feel the issue is? Check out the whole set of images on the right.

source: Reddit

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posted on 29 Sep 2011, 04:54 3

1. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

lol horrible minds think alike

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:21 10

13. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Samsung thinks innovative. Apple may be revolutionary at some points but obviously, they're not the most productive by the end of the year. They have this very narrow range of crapple products and let their iSheep worship it.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:12 3

18. OnInOn (unregistered)

This is serious; Samsung has employed more than 200 people worldwide to check and comment on technology and mobile related websites. It is all part of their campaign to become #1. This is true, believe me, I worked in this company and I know their strategies.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:37 1

24. that's good (unregistered)

that's good thing,
it means that they collect feedback from us.
200 people doesn't sound accurate tho.

and if you didn't notice already, there's something called community management. they collect feedback, shares ideas, inform the updates and etc.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:05

62. TechOne (unregistered)

citation needed!
or i think you are employed by apple to post comments!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 18:51 2

100. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@onlnon. And how can a company who simply waits and copies the next move of another become number one? Lol.

Samsung will not be number one. A copycat would always be a step behind :) Apple innovates, and Samsung imitates Apple's innovations. So how can Samsung lead when it only follows someone else's ideas?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 21:06 1

103. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

lol when apple is top two companyies in the world…

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 04:55 6

2. John (unregistered)

Apple should learn from Microsoft, how to deal with patents and other such stuff. Now almost everyone has to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property claims over Android.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:20 3

58. Yup (unregistered)

yea, you are right, this post is epic fail, fayez

I can make a post something like this:
"Here's how Apple never copies anyone... Not"

Apple copies LG Prada phone

Apple copies Samsung

Apple copies Nokia

and I can enjoy watching users babbling in the comments.

well done Victor H. you should be proud

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 21:25 2

104. cheetah2k (Posts: 1577; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

I’m sorry but the others have similar box designs, such as HTC:


Dell has similar USB plug designs for their Streak range:


RIM has a similar USB charging block for their Blackberry range:


… and as far as the voice record app is concerned, who really gives a fcuk!

This article is nutting but fekking bulls**t.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 04:57 7

3. fayez (unregistered)

this post is epic fail, and finding it on this site its a shame

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:05 2

4. John (unregistered)

Horrible :


posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:15 8

19. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

yet, look at the dozen fandroid posts all in a few minutes.

dont you guys see that you are the sheep? you flock to these 'articles' to bash apple and PA rakes in the revenue. i applaud them for getting you guys with it day after day after day

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:29 6

21. Sam (unregistered)

iOS 5 going to be the Best Mobile OS to
Apple has recently announced the new iOS
5, The biggest update to their mobile phone
OS since the iPhone was launched back in
2007. So Big, infact, that Apple decided to bypass
the iPhone 5 launch this year round.
What the iOS 5 bring that the iOS didn’t
already have.
People loved the iOS for its fluidity and ease of use,
its beautiful and clean interface and the simplicity
of performing actions to utilize and exploit the abilities
the device it was on. The huge list of useful and
eye pleasing applications which were designed to
work within the means of the OS and worked on
the same basic principle, doing simple things easily
and simplifying difficult things.
But not everyone feels like this. Especially those
who take pride in their endeavors to defame the
fruit companies products, with their basic set of
questions in place. Why does the structure have to
be so closed? Why are we not allowed to do things
that prior devices allowed us to do? Bluetooth file
transfer- File management, Adobe Flash based browsing,
even setting a custom ringtone.
The fact of the matter is, Apple saw that these things
were slowing down the Operating Systems usage
which in turn deteriorated the whole device. For
example, Bluetooth file transfer was the main reason
due to which, in 2005, over 3 million Nokia
phones got infected with a virus which would delete
important files from the Symbian structure ending
basic phone use.
Adobe flash is the heaviest video plugin ever made
( Adobe’s CEO confirms this) it is heavy on the processor
, ram and extremely heavy on battery. Apple
saw that by disabling Flash for video within Internet
browsing, the overall battery life of device increased
considerably. That being said, the user always should
to have the choice to make the decision for himself.
Adobe flash is allowed in the Application structure
and a large number of apps are made with flash.
Apple could have enabled Flash for a user to decide.
But , in their defense it is easier to ignore a couple of
1000 people complaining about Flash – than a few
million complaining about bad battery.
Apple knows and is sure of one thing and one thing
only, if they say their device does something, it does
it. They don’t care about anything else and especially
those things that they don’t promise or talk about.
With the new iOS 5 , Apple brings about a large
number of change in the Operating Systems use and
the way you use your iDevice in a day to day basis.
Apple has made these improvements not only due
to a large number of demands, But also to take on
the competition head first.
The iOS 5 adds a huge chunk of things that were
missing from the iOS over 200 to be precise. It also
adds a whole list of new and innovative aspects to
the already popular OS. Here are some of the most
notable things.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 17:38

90. cool (unregistered)

it will not be the best os because its copying a ton of stuff android already has you fanboys just too stoopid to see it

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:58 6

27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

and yet, you are here too. does that make you a double sheep?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:13 3

31. John (unregistered)

Once the next iphone comes I won't see this site up until the next release. Donkeys like you will spend hours daily on such sites, searching for ways to hurt people :( and their personal opinions;(.
You will never find your perfect phone Mr.remixfa.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:25 2

34. Sam (unregistered)

You seem to be more interested in news concerning Apple than anything else.
Now, what does that make you , an ape?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:33 4

46. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

double sheep? what does that even mean?

i like apple and their products. i like reading these articles. im happy PA covers this stuff.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:56 3

50. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Well I can's say that I hate my iPhone to be fair - but when one looks @ Android - and sees what the iPhone COULD have been - one truly starts to loath Apple.

The primary reason I check Cydia every morning is the hope of finding a Fuly functional Android 3.x+ boot project.

I want Android-leveled customization. Not an iPhone with a few neat tweaks and themes.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:01

51. Joe (unregistered)

considering Google hasn't released the source code for honeycomb, have fun waiting for that to happen.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:17

56. exo2u (unregistered)

I don't think that phonearena is well off. you see the webpage right, mostly trash. Ads to pay for s**t. Don't think its as much a choice as it is a necessity.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:05 2

5. phantomash (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)

that is all?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:07

6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Why is Apple filed lawsuits against Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets only, does other companies their phones and tablets different form factors. May be Apple just wanted to banned Samsung Galaxy phone and tablets.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:13 3

10. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

The reason apple is only suing samsung is because they are the only major threat to apple right now.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:15 5

55. bucky (Posts: 2572; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I like samsung and their products are great however, they need some originality. They didnt even try hiding it lol. If i were apple, i would sue for this ONLY-hey are going overboard now though.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:09 4

30. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

maybe we all dont know sh*t about whats going on behind the scenes.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:11 2

8. Marius O. (unregistered)

Oh, come on, what do you expect to see when you open a box containing a tablet ? A dragon, a clown ? This article is pathetic. I expected something else from phonearena. But seeing the trend is posting hamburger and sushi pics just to prove a phone's existence, i can't say i''m surprised about this article either.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 11:28 1

67. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

I just got my Bionic and both that and the DX I bought in 2010 came out of the box exactly the same fashion, with the Moto boxes being gray not white but packaged the exact same way.
Also bieng that Samsung makes Apple components it goes to show that both companies put out similar looking devices.
But showing the pics of the completely different looking charging connectors was weak.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:13 4

9. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Samsung probably made Apple's adapter.

Apart from the first image in the collection, all of that is complete bulls**t.

I don't get it, the picture shows the packaging of the Galaxy Tab and the iPad? Is this a comparing or contrasting? I know they both have something in common: they're made by Samsung.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:23

33. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

Is this comparing or contrasting?*

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:13 2

11. Kambanka (unregistered)

Interesting... But the box - guys, HTC makes boxes this way for ages

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:14

12. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)

i can agree with most of the similarities, but seeing the actual product when you open the box? that's kind of what i'd like to see. and the mic example had me rolling my eyes, i mean, really? it's for a recording. so a mic would probably be a good thing to show.

ps: how do you feel pa about the images coming from a site called fonearena? i smell a lawsuit! ;)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:49

14. Sammy1011 (unregistered)

Apple knows they have nothing left in the pipeline that's new. The iphone market share will be around 13-15% by the end of 2012, and the ipad may hold a large market share, but its still such a tiny market compared to phones or computers, and better competitors are coming out everyday. They may be at their peak now, but their future is sure be a sharp decline. So why not try to stop Sammy from taking over?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:53 6

15. IRENIUS (unregistered)


posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:17 2

20. Nitesh (unregistered)

Wow! I didn't know that in Apple terms 5 words make ONE word.. LOL

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:06

52. Meedlies (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

Lmao. I think that phrase accurately describes the apple fanbase.

"One word, Apple is the best forever!"

lol. I've got tears in my eyes im laughing so hard.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:42

72. snowgator (Posts: 3583; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Doesn't do much for Apple-Nation does it??

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 05:56 2

16. Let's see (unregistered)

my thought for some of those.

1. Samsung booth
the Booth Icons were collected and used to decorate the booth itself. so what?

2. USB power adapter
I've heard Apple and Samsung used the same Chinese company to supply the power adapter

3. opened box
my 2003 LG phone came like that (but with wider margin between the phone and those 4 sides)
what? ppl expect Galaxy Tab upside down when they open the box?

4. USB connector
looks no big deal.
try Google image search "usb cables"
you will find some similar cables

5. voice recording app
erm... I didn't know Apple had a patent that showing a mic in the voice recording app.

let's say,
Samsung really did copy all those 5 items.
but that doesn't mean Galaxy copied iPhone automatically.

and for Apple, it's unavoidable that they used Sammy's 3G modules without licenses

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:11 3

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Yeah, except for a few problems:

1) Samsung has switched over to MicroUSB chargers.
2) The Galaxy S boxes don't look anything like Apple boxes.
3) I want to know what Samsung store that is.
4) The Galaxy S charger heads don't look anything like that.

And more, but I'm too tired to list them right now.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:10

63. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Because the Galaxy Tab uses a MicroUSB adapter?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:32 2

22. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Crapple sux.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:37

23. ken (unregistered)

By these standards, and extending further, we are all copycats except the christ who is the sole creator. One major contribution of apple is redefining the meaning of "copy" . I wouls suggest apple to apply for patent so that no one in this unvierse shall dress, talk and walk like Steve. Wounldt that be a sight.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:38 2

25. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

Those iOS app images in its retail store were not Samsung's fault, the person in charge to organize all the stuff made a mistake with the decoration, but they already corrected it.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:01 1

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

As a matter of fact, I recall that story now. That's not a practice in their stores, just an embarrassing mistake.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 06:44

26. elemental (unregistered)

i really dont care who copy from whose product. I just care about who will provide me a cheaper solution. And of-course that will be SAMSUNG.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:00 2

28. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oh no! apple now thinks they invented microphone pictures (even though they are different), square chargers, and the like!!!

The LG tablet uses a similar charger, why isnt that being charged? Oh yea, because this lawsuit is about bullying competition, not about copying.

Apple, can you show 1 patent for any of that? No? Then shut up.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:44 3

35. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

did you just have an argument with your self?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:59 1

38. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

maybe :)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:23

81. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

You're an idiot, this article was not posted by Apple, but what am I saying, you're a typical f@gdroid, of course you're gonna find any chance you can to bag on Apple...

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:16 7

32. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Is there in anyone on this site with some metaknowledge?

Everyone debates about this Apple VS Samsung crap but all we know is what the media tells us. No one knows really whats going on behind the scenes.

I like to debate but some of yall take it too far. Saying, this person is taking over and that person is taking over. Who cares?
These major companies are "taking over" while we are sitting here bickering, being taken over by them, when for all we know they are all on the beach sipping margarittas laughing at us.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:01 2

39. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

with the money they make its probably a platinum and diamond cup surrounded by playmates... wait... that sounds like so much fun.. lol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 13:59

77. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

what kind of tittie hating idiot would thumb down having margaritas in a platinum cup while being surrounded by playmates who obviously only want to please u for your money????? lolol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 07:53 2

36. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I am back for now because i tipped this :).
So anyway my thoughts. This is a clear copy look at the chargers. Its the same thing they just made it black. Its clear as day if you ask me.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:05 1

40. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I can't find anywhere where it shows that's the charging head for any Samsung phone. It's certainly not the charger head for the US iterations of either generation of the Galaxy S or GS2. At least not the ones I've seen or have been able to obtain pictures of.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 09:10 1

54. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Hey Sniggly I am sorry I haven't emailed you yet for the Google+ I really want to do it. Are we using our PhoneArena.com names or are we using our government names? I just want the skinny that’s all! If you want I will just give you a shout on your email & we can talk there then. Just let me know what the best course of action should be. I am looking forward to joining the circle!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 10:18

65. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Well if you want to talk you can email me, it's right on my profile. :) On + Google has a bit of a "NO PSEUDONYMS" policy, but I'm sure you can get away with not putting your real name as long as you make it real enough. :)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:25

71. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Got it! I will use my government name. lol

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:05 1

41. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yea, they do look similar, but the point is.. who cares? noone owns a patent for square charger shape. They use many of the same companies. Maybe they got a bulk deal by using similar shapes as other people. Anyone ever think of that? Geesh.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 14:24

82. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

some lack common sense...basically anyone that uses a open source pdmi port is now going to be called a copycat of apple...square charger, you know what other companies also use square chargers...most smartphone and tablet boxes when opened the first thing you see is the product..all those similarities are not even from the same product..it literally is mix and match of different samsung products... also the shop thing is obviously a simple human error...

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