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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, 12:37 5

134. dmn666 (Posts: 198; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Oh Irony! Basically Apple copied Sony - yet that doesn't change the fact that Samsung copied too. Apple and Samsung both are thieves and should pay Sony and shut the f**k up.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:43 2

135. skymitch89 (Posts: 1099; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I don't see much of the first iPhone in the pics/sketches of the Sony device, but I do see quite a bit of the iPhone 4/4S.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:53 5

137. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


That may be true but this is more in the lines of ruining Apple credibility in the fact that Samsung copied design cues from Apple... when Apple stole design cues from Sony. It is kind of hard to cry fowl when you are doing the same thing. I say.... "Pot meet Kettle".

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:48 9

136. jrivyrios2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


u know i had the iphone 4 and just recently upgraded to the galaxy s3...apple is claiming that samsung did this and samsung did that...but to tell you the truth the s3 does nothing that the iphone does as a matter of fact the iphone is boring and not at all inovative whatsoever...heck i have a friend who has the iphone 3gs and it looked just like my iphone 4 besides the design...iphone is boring and maybe they need to insert their foot in their mouth.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 16:10 2

154. getalife111 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


omg like you are so cool, i want to be just like u

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 13:38 4

146. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I swear probably 90% of these cases shouldn't even exist and this is one of them.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 16:21 5

156. joeyrushlow (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


I was going to stay out of this one...
But A-P-P-L-E, seriously. please stop commenting.
Your arguments are based on your personal affections for the company, I understand, you LOVE Apple. Creating a basis for your arguments would first and foremost be your concern if you truly trying to show a point, secondly your grammar is absolutely horrible. No auto correct in the world could help you...

Now on to the topic at hand, we've known from the start that Apple is a cold company. That's why everything is so locked down in they're systems and why open-source means nothing to them. Apple sells well because they have idiot proofed they're products by keeping everything closed from tweaking. Anyways, we've known they've stolen for a long time and are quite hypocritical as it comes to keeping value to designs. But their lawyers are good and will keep them as much money as possible while using as much push as possible to win in court.

Sad but true...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 20:01 1

163. androidEyez (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


No matter what apple is here to stay and so is Samsung! They are rich we are making them rich so why get so upset over this? It all boils down to personal opinion and choice whichever 1 you like then buy don't worry about which 1 other people like who cares just buy what you like and shut up ! ANDROID FOR LIFE!!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 21:50 3

166. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6684; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Everyone JUST IGNORE A-P-P-L-E he's just a poor little troll posting too many dumb a$$ comments on every article samsung vs apple page. Let him live his own little world in his tiny little mind. i mean look at this 9 pages of comments most of it belongs to the little kid A-P-P-L-E jeezes

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:40

172. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


read this article GSMarena posted:http://www.gsmarena.com/google_had_warned_samsung_from_copying_apples_designs-news-4569.php

turns out Samsung isn't as innocent as we thought

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:48

186. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


All that proves is some folks at Google don't know about this Sony design...that's all.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 20:06 1

189. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Apple havent really done anything with the i4S, the chip Samsung, The screen LG or sharp (cant remember), rest of the 'innards' Motorola and the camera And now the basic design by Sony

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 22:41

190. jasonxdope (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


um actually that design was already created from the ipod

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 05:36 1

191. NewWireless (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Steve Jobs is laughing right now.

Mr. Jobs is saying, it took them that long to figure out we copied Sony and made Billions!!! The train has left the station...... Apple has more money than the US Government and most countries. The lawyers benefit, and Steve Jobs caper of a design non Enginuity caper was probably a internal folklore around Cuppertino Ave.....

Good one Mr. Jobs... Good one...

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 06:35

192. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


if this is true how could Samsung talk with the name of sony

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 09:54

193. Tazer2365 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


When another company like Apple gets people camping out for their products than we shall see if Apple has any competition. Meanwhile Apple right now is staying strong selling iPhones etc. Yes, I'm an Apple fan boy but like Android as well. I just think Apple is more better and doesn't crash more than Android.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 15:29

195. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I will give you credit for saying "doesnt crash more than Android."

The whole camping out thing.....wasnt it revealed that most of that was because they didnt have good online systems at AT&T?

The iPhone set sales records on Verizon and Sprint.....and very lil lines. Alot of online orders tho.

No body really camps out for luxury cars, luxury items like LV or Prada bags......but we can argue and say that luxury cars, items are considered better than other cars, items to most ppl. Now that the iPhone is on more carriers.....I think we may see smaller lines. Its not exclusive to AT&T anymore...

I mean hell.....ppl camped out for the Droid X1, the R2D2 Droid 2 version, video games, movie, concert tickets. Camping out is just ppl camping out for the product. Ppl camping out for Star Wars events.....they are mostly seen as geeks...lol.

Samsung has no long lines....and its safe to say they are very much competition for Apple... No one really camps out for Windows OS's.....we know how the PC vs Mac battle is going....lol

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 12:34

197. Tazer2365 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


That's true! I think that the Samsung Galxy S 3 is pretty good but hopefully the iPhone 5 can beat that lol.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 10:19 1

194. SirCheese (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


"I just think Apple is more better and doesn't crash more than Android."

Funny, mine never crashes....maybe you were holding it wrong...

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 12:34

198. Tazer2365 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


No I'm not holding it wrong. Besides, tell me something about this, why is it when Android releases a new software it never gets to all of its products and only about 7% got Ice Cream Samdwich while the rest were on 2.3 Gingerbread? Apples iOS devices have iOS 5 at 80% more than Android!

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 15:28

199. SirCheese (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


There are a MILLION different Android devices. They can't ALL possibly get the latest version. Apple has THREE models, of course they are all going to get it.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 14:22

201. Tazer2365 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Your contradicting yourself. "there's million different android devices...apple has three models." apple may have 3 models but there are millions of those out sold in this world. Same goes to android.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 18:31 1

202. SirCheese (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


No, I'm really not contraditcing myself. The point is, Apple only has THREE models to support. Other companies have half a dozen or more devices to support. It's slightly easier to support 3 as oppposed to 6+...

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 11:50

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


May you need to update your mind with baseless assumption... here is a detailed study of apps crashes on both platforms and yes android apps crashes less than ios.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 12:32

196. Tazer2365 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


No I'm not holding it wrong. Besides, tell me something about this, why is it when Android releases a new software it never gets to all of its products and only about 7% got Ice Cream Samdwich while the rest were on 2.3 Gingerbread? Apples iOS devices have iOS 5 at 80% more than Android!

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 08:24 1

200. luxzy801 (Posts: 136; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)


Ok, I will tell you something about that.
"Since 80% of iPhones got iOS 5"
Then why didnt the iPhone and iPhone 3G get the update and why didnt the 3GS get all of the "New Features" that iOS5 had, its the same exact reason why only a small amount of Android Phones are getting ICS and why the older Windows Phone devices are getting 7.8 instead of WP8, its also the reason why older blackberry phones are not getting OS7, its also the reason why older symbian phones are not getting Belle, its also why Older Windows Mobile phones did not get WinMo 6.5, its also the reason why older PALM devices did not get Palm OS 4.5. Did I kind of clear that up for you.....

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:48

205. robocopvn (Posts: 199; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


haha Apple, your haters now are bigger than your supporter, watch out :D

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 12:51

206. wademvp91 (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Haha, I love how success breeds copycats and hate. Clearly that is all SAMEsung can do, is copy off the ideas of others and label it their product and put "Galaxy" in front of it.

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