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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, 10:31 3

91. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


samsung wants to say that it copied sony lolzzz.....now samsung should keep sony out of all this s**t.....samsung cannot avoid lawsuits and apple's clutches, let sony enjoy their freedom......sony never patented this design......maybe apple and sony have worked on the design together.....or maybe sony just wanted to stay away from all these useless wars because they remained quiet.....apple and samsung should not drag any other company into this....live and let live....we(the people) want great products to make the headlines, not the latest news of the courtroom

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:59 3

138. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Bottomline is, Sony is just too big to worry about flimsy and totally ridiculous lawsuits to stifle a competitor like Apple is doing. Think about this, if Samsung fabricated this story, don't they stand to lose everything? I know about accusations, libel and slander. If these pictures are true as well as the interview, well Sony should go after the bully.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 13:01 3

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


Sony is actually struggling very badly in the mobile sector and could use the cash and publicity.
"sony.. so good, Apple completely ripped us off" I can see the adverts now. lol.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 13:29 2

143. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


no actually, sony didn't patent it so they can't do anything now....apple has patented every iphone that they have made before introducing it to the world, now even if sony goes to the court they will have to fight for years just like samsung,apple and might lose a lot of money in the process....so i think they should stay away from this junk and use their money for r&d.......

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 13:37 2

145. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


sony didn't patent this design so they can't get anything just like that, they will have to face a lot of junk in the court....samsung and apple are having a lot of money so they are spending some of the money in the court, if sony files a lawsuit and if sony loses then they would go bankrupt.......we don't know if these pictures are true or not but i think its always better to make newer technology with your money rather than fighting for the older technology......

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:04

182. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its not about bringing Sony in it....its showing that Apple needs to shut up about copying.

How can they claim Samsung is copying them....when this Sony device was made in 2006?

If anything....it might give Sony fuel for lawsuits....so it may backfire....lol.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:04

187. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


then apple might say that they didn't see that design at all because it was not unveiled to the world by sony but samsung saw apple and ate away its market.....i want to say that no matter what,these patent wars won't stop....i think we must just accept the truth and move on because we can't ignore these useless patent wars(the useless way of wasting valuable time in fighting for older things rather than making newer stuff)......sony is in trouble, samsung shouldn't force them to enter these useless wars because apple might just go to ms and say that sony copied a concept made by ms etc etc etc.........let these two companies find solutions by themselves rather than dragging in other companies into hell

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 10:37 3

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


Casually thumbing down anything that A-P-P-L-E posts :L

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:12 2

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


the truth the facts herts.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:17 5

106. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Please stop spelling like a moron. Your entitled to your opinion but the damn spelling man.....

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:31 4

115. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


You legitimately sort of creep my out after reading all the posts on this article. Your either a serial killer, a pedophile, or like 8 years old.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:42

122. cliffordm81 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


Your should be You're meaning you are.. Sorry English and grammar is kinda(sp) my thing..

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:47 2

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


it's not that needed, sufficient...!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:45 3

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


pls stop reading to many Apple posts.
u are uncivalized.
u are more doomed and brainwashed than i am.
a wize advise to u please stop reading.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 07:16

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


ROFL... I am sure everybody here felt that something is wrong with this moron :P

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:18 2

107. hulumanu (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


there's an easy way to settle this.... get a 10 year old, put him a room with a sgs3, let him hold it and inspect it all he wants... take the same 10 year old, put him in a room with just an iphone.. let him inspect it all he wants. then put the 10 year old in a room with both phones and ask him to pick up the iphone and see how long it takes him to get it right.....

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:49 2

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


SG3 are for geeks.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:56 6

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


iphones for mentals......

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:23 4

133. MartinR (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Iphones are fior the SIMPLE minded!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:26 1

112. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


so...apple stole sony┬┤s design, which copied the ipod?

samsung should really care about THEIR business

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:45

188. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The iPod?

Check the years of the iPod models....and compare it to this design....

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:29 2

113. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


are you kidding this doesnot match at all

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:40 4

119. cliffordm81 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


Every time I read the comments from A-P-P-L-E I feel less intelligent.. Anyway that aside, Apple is innovative but yes in Jobs thoughts it takes smart people to copy/steal an idea and build off of it which is what Apple has done. Many other manufacturers have done the same and have had successful feedback as well, maybe not as on such a large scale as Apple but hey this is how the world works.. Think outside the box or conform to mediocrity..

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:41 7

121. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow Samsung cannot defend themselves and are bringing Sony to the mix.. Samsung defend your products.. Sony is a big boy then can do this if the wanted too.. because it only shows that you did copy. either form Apple or Sony.. so just pay up..

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 13:01 4

141. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's not about "big boy". The truth will always come out no matter who tries to cover up. As "innovative" as they think they are, isn't it funny that the innovation was actually not theirs?

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 14:10 1

149. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Samsung is being accused of copying... this only proves that Samsung is guilty.. they can make their 2 billion check to Apple or Sony...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 18:42 2

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


no samusng is bringing in evidence showing that apple did not create the minimalistic design phones are today. samsung have also shown evidence of there own showing designs of a minimalistic phone with large screen and 1 button that predates the iphone..all this proves is that apple is not as original as they and many apple fans claim..it shouldnt matter where evidence comes from,if its evidence its evidence. its not like apple are not bringing outside evidence of there own

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:01

130. raniganj (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


So now it looks that we might see an iPhone prototype just like we saw the iPad prototype as Steve jobs had rejected many iPhone prototype

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:11 3

131. MartinR (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


http://twitter.com/danini1112/status/228501945038553089/photo/1

LOLSERZZ !!! NUFF SAID!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:17 3

132. MartinR (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


IT is about ,like you can not sue somebody about design if you stole it yourselfs. So it is fair from Sammy to proof that with the concept from Sony.....

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