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Samsung claims Apple's iPhone was based on a Sony design concept floated in 2006

0. phoneArena 26 Jul 2012, 08:29 posted on

Samsung's trial brief shows that Apple actually was steered to the idea for the final first iPhone design by a Sony concept. The whole ordeal allegedly started in 2006, when Bloomberg made an interview with designers from Sony...

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posted on 26 Jul 2012, 15:22 3

152. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)


more like chips in their wrist.....uh o did i say that?? silly me

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:23 6

110. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


i too thought the same thing.... they paid double triple to patent office to make others patents their....

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:51 21

22. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)


thnx..i havent found a reason to laugh all day till now.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:58 2

128. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


wow, that's sad.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:20 18

51. Aeires (unregistered)


Speaking of Xerox, didn't Apple steal their UI?

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:28 21

59. structureman116 (Posts: 140; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


Obviously Apple wasnt the first to design it since they stole Sony's design you tool shed. Apple is going after Samsung for stealing something that was stolen to begin with. I guess this means once the Samsung-Apple case is done, Sony can go after both of them for $24 per iphone and Galaxy phone...at which point Apple will promptly say that the design is only worth .0049 cents per unit. Apple is full of a bunch of thieving, hypocritical pricks and they deserve to have the book thrown at them in court!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 15:24 10

153. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Only thing, Sony will not play this childish game with either samsung or apple......Sony isnt going to sue anyone they will just get the praise out of all this and respect for coming up with the design that belonged to them all along..........Yea sony is beast like that

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:31 18

61. alien_x (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Do you know apple stole xerox's UI to make Macintosh? Otherwise their wouldn't be any apple at all. So its apple who literally xeroxed.
Read about bitchiness of apple before being a blind moron and eat every s**t what apple feeds you.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 14:26 5

150. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


"Others will follow us" b!+ยข# you don't work for apple! your just a pathetic fanboy lol their important in your life you aren't in there's

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 19:24 4

161. tedkord (Posts: 12693; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Is that irony, using the word "Xeroxing" in a discussion about Apple and stealing?

Apple's first great theft.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:51 1

176. jroc74 (Posts: 6018; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Apple was the first to design....the iPhone 4? Thats based on this 2006 Sony device?

Cmon guy...just accept it that Apple copies just like any other company.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:02 22

31. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


SO THE PLOT THICKENS! :)

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:33 9

2. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


cant you guys just live sony out of this. sony is busy with their next flagship phone and dont want any delays for their flagship phones just because you guys decided to get sony into the court :P

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:39 16

7. sammy_saw (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


Maybe this is the case that apple doesn't sue Sony

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:06 27

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Great PR for Sony - "Sony, the inventor of the iPhone...."

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:12 3

42. A-P-P-L-E (banned) (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


WRONG APPLE WAS.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:37 21

4. sammy_saw (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


Now who copy who's design ?

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:38 38

5. BabyWade (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I swear this battle between Apple & Samsung gets better and funnier everyday.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:03 5

32. A-P-P-L-E (banned) (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Apple will win.

SAMDUNG THE COPYCATS!!!!!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:20 19

50. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


You know what?! I am actually ROFLING on the floor in real life now, after seeing all of your comments. WHY?

YOur comments make no sense.

Nonsensical sentence to defend apple.

Apple addict.

NO ONE WILL GIVE A DAMN ABT YOU AND PLEASE GET A LIFE!

shameless sheep. Must be the black sheep amongst the white sheeps (meaning odd one out)

Talking to apple fans like you is just like teaching a cat how to drive a car. You just force the reasons.

G E T A L I F E !

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:56 2

75. A-P-P-L-E (banned) (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


your laughing and i feel sorry for u. Apple has taken
over ur mind body and soul. you are not urself any longer. u need a big help in hand .... Stop visiting
phonearena for few months ule be urself.
please stop being jelious and i no it is herting ur feelings. no need to speak of ill tounge be urself
not a fool. i no paradoxes are side by side.

Apple has doomed u.

I speak of truth...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:59 12

80. smartphonemad (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


Apple has taken over him?! Look at your own comments again

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:31 12

60. shac78 (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


look at that picture above! apple are copycats too!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 22:25 2

167. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Ok most of your comments are stupid and are out of pure fanboism.
but I admire your zeal to defend Apple even though in your heart you know they are the real thieves in technology world and got slammed by Nokia patents.
Good luck Sony is not sueing apple becoz they don't believe in stupid things.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:39 13

6. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Actually most of the specification stuff on phone were steal from Nokia R&D. Includes samsung, sony, apple, and etc

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:46 6

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


Sad but true, thats why stephen elop blindly reduce the R&D cost :(

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:01 3

30. A-P-P-L-E (banned) (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Apple still pays fees.. for using others patents. unlike others...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:33 16

63. structureman116 (Posts: 140; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)


Yeah...Apple wants to pay .0049 cents to Samsung for their technology that, without it, would make an iphone a paperweight with no functionality, yet thinks a rectangle and a color are their property and nobody else can use it. $hit...maybe Crayola should sue Apple for making the iphone one of their most popular crayon colors, and the relatives of Euclid (the father of Geometry) should sue Apple for using his shape for his phone. A-P-P-L-E...you are dumber than the rock you crawled out from under...please go back!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:58 1

78. A-P-P-L-E (banned) (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Samsung relys on Apple. Apple chooses what they
want and u provide Apple. so Apple are the buyers
and u are our suppliers.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:33

204. RockieF (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Samsung relies on Apple? Haha! Educate yourself and take a look at this article.
http://www.economist.com/node/21525685

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