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Want to know why Apple is picking on Samsung in court?

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Want to know why Apple is picking on Samsung in court?
The Samsung F700

The Samsung F700

Apple has taken many of the world's top handset manufacturers to court. Motorola and HTC are two that come to mind. But when you think about Apple's Army of attorneys battling a defendant in court, your mind automatically goes to Samsung. It is Samsung that Apple claims "slavishly" copied the design of its Apple iPhone and Apple iPad with the Samsung Galaxy line. It is Samsung that Apple claims "unjustly enriched" itself to the tune of $2.525 billion. And of course, it is the Samsung Galaxy S III that has sold 10 million units in a heartbeat, getting Apple worked up about their smartphone losing its position as the most coveted handset in the world.

The 'visual graph', from a tweet sent by All Things D's John Paczkowski, shows the reasoning behind Apple's laser like focus on Samsung. Just looking at the images would probably have you believe that Samsung was guilty of copying Apple's design. But you would need to know the whole story. The first touchscreen handset from Samsung's camp was the F700. Despite the uncanny resemblance to the Apple iPhone,  the Samsung F700 featured a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard unlike Apple's handset. More importantly, the F700 was introduced just one month after the Apple iPhone. Some feel this is too close to the announcement of Apple's device for the Korean based manufacturer to have taken its cue from the iPhone.

Of course, the Samsung F700 isn't the issue of the current Apple-Samsung patent war, but we wouldn't be surprised if in Apple's mind, it is the first example of Samsung copying the look and feel of the Apple iPhone.

source: AllThingsD

One of the reasons that Apple picks on Samsung in court

One of the reasons that Apple picks on Samsung in court





 

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posted on 25 Jul 2012, 08:41 47

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


All cars have 4 wheels Apple... and all the societies aren't accusing their rivals of coping all basic elements of a car.
And BTW iPhone was heavy inspired by the LG Prada that it was presented before the Apple's presentation of the first iPhone !
http://macdailynews.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/070116_lg_iphone.jpg

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 08:54 32

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I agree, it just baffles me why LG didn't proceed with suing Apple.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 08:57 11

9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


may have to do with their deal to supply parts for APPLE...

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:03 2

15. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Months before the official presentation?
I don't think so

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:09 17

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


Samsung has a much bigger supply deal with apple than LG does. LG just sends them the retina displays. Samsung gives them like 80% of the interior chips of the phone

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 17:47 1

102. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Because LG is not a greedy company like Apple is!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:18 10

24. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


> iPhone was heavy inspired by the LG Prada

sorcio46, that is a REALLY, REALLY DUMB comment. It is a KNOWN fact that Apple works on both the hardware and software. Apple has been working on both the hardware and software since 1984 when it first introduced the MacIntosh. It is also a KNOWN fact that Apple was working on the iPhone due to information on iTunes.

Gizmodo.com disclosed on on 9/27/2006 that it had found references to an iPhone in iTunes 7.0.1 and thet 9/27/2006 date PRECEDES the release of the LG Prada. Source:http://gizmodo.com/203780/itunes-701-has-buttloads-of-mobile-phone-mentions?tag=gadgetscellphones

Next is the issue of mobile OS. It is also a known fact that LG cannot write software as well as Apple. To say Apple copied the Prada, it must also mean Apple copied the OS and that is completely bull-manure!!

BTW, to show a picture of keypads versus a bona fide full blown mobile OS is really DUMB.

Most android users, who claim they are knowlegeable about technology, will concede the point that Apple CANNOT copy LG because a mobile device needs a mobile OS. Apple invented a lot of that technology and have received patents for it, thus reaffirming it could not have copied because the technology did not exists.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:26 19

29. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Ahahah let me laugh more....
From LG Prada to the notification bar, Apple copies it's the truth,
Face it fanboy ! Rotten Apple has strike again !
And give the dumb to someone else

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:38 6

32. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


sorcio46, you are entitled to your opinions, however, OPINIONS are not FACTS.

What I do is fact-check. The Apple iPhone predates the LG Prada (Steve Jobs' biography gives more concrete evidence). Gizmodo's article is an independent source that refutes the Prada assertion.

I fact-check and I am sorry you want to continue to live in your fantasy world.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:41 13

34. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Hum let me think, you are using Steve Jobs's biography as evidence Ahahahaha

Another ifanboy that really needs his iBrain to be upgrated.

You really live in a fantasy world where Apple invents :D

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 11:54 2

79. willard12 (Posts: 1725; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Hey Mr. Fact Checker, the LG Prada won the iF Design Award in September 2006. The submission for that award is when the Prada was first unveiled. It was announced on December 12, 2006. Apple having an "idea" about an iPhone has nothing to do with its design.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:48

111. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


willard12:

1. Gizmodo's article was 9/2006

2. LG never created an OS like Apple.

3. LG's prada did not come with Gorilla Glass

4. LG's prada did not support multi-touch like pinch to zoom, double tap, swipe, etc.

and the list goes on, and on, and on.

Nice try, though.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 23:03 1

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


I can agree with you if in steve jobs biography there are specific blue prints to the making of the iphone and those blueprints were made and thought of well before the Lg prada was invented...Other than that i cant say much.

"To say Apple copied the Prada, it must also mean Apple copied the OS and that is completely bull-manure!!"

Is it something mind blowing to know that you CAN indeed make a phone with the exact same "exterior" look as another but have a different operating system beneath?? wow dude apple could have copied the Lg prada inch by inch and still kept the Iphone operating system...that is nothing hard to grasp there.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:51

112. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


" wow dude apple could have copied the Lg prada inch by inch and still kept the Iphone operating system"

Spoken by someone who never designed an mobile OS that sold in the millions.

Apple has been integrating hardware and software since 1984 since that was Steve Jobs' mission. To take the argument Apple copied prada's shell while ignoring the software is bull-manure when it comes to Apple products.

Apple uses "concurrent development" and this is why you don't get it.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 00:19

106. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


did you come over Steve Jobs' biography?

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:09 8

45. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Ardent, you just hit a perfect 10 on the fanboy scale. Your logic here seems to suggest that since Apple has been a hardware and software company since 1984, that it's impossible for them to be inspired by any other outside influences. That makes no sense at all.

Steve Jobs even admitts he stole ideas, so it's not much of a stretch to believe that the original design of the iPhone wasn't what he imagined, he saw the LG Prada, he redesign the iPhone using design cues from the Prada either intentionally or unintentionally.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:55

113. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Whateverman, your comment falls into the dumb category.

Apple uses "concurrent development" -- it is a stretch since Gizmodo's article that predates the Prada.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 11:02

122. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Was that the best you could do? "Dumb category"? Anyway... The idea and development and design of a phone are very different things. Just because they had the idea to make a phone doesn't mean they had the design. And what does their method of "concurrent development" have to do with anything? Designs are often changed during the developmental stages, so developing multiple devices at once has nothing to do with design, but nice try. The Prada image was out there before the iPhone, that's a fact. Which means there is the possibility that Apple stole their design.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:53 2

41. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


how would they get inspiration from the prada ? they were both announced on January 2007

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:59 3

42. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


The LG Prada was known before the presentation

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:05 2

44. Crossblade (Posts: 211; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)


not officially though. and not long before it.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:01 4

80. willard12 (Posts: 1725; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


The LG Prada won the iF Design award in September 2006.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 02:53

107. Crossblade (Posts: 211; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)


You are wrong. It LEAKED in 2006. It was OFFICIALLY announced in January 2007, a few days AFTER the iPhone. Google it, and you will find the facts.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:23 2

51. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


The LG Prada was introduce to the media in Jan 07', but there were known images of it in Dec 06'. Which as crossblade points out isn't very long, but surely is enough time for a tech giant like Apple to create a working prototype. Especially since almost everything is done in-house.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 15:15 1

97. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I dunno, that's a bit of a stretch to get a working and smooth prototype with all the in-house apps they showed. I have no doubt they may have had a little influence from the Prada, but to completely base their phone off it? They didnt have enough time to do this, short of Apple having infiltrated LG in the very, very early stages of the development of that phone.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:59

114. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


And the Gizmodo article was 9/2006, thus taking the sail of Android's argument that iPhone copied the Prada.

Gizmodo is an independent source and has no axe to grind.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:36 2

58. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am not even going to touch this. At this point this is all trivial. How can Apple prove this, how can Apple say they lost market share.? I am telling you, this kinda stuff only happens in............. The Twilight Zone! lol

This is how comical its gotten now.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 14:42

95. aikonix (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


phone arena picked the windows mobile devices as the "before"... that didnt include TOUCHWIZ, which included touchwiz was the Samsung Finesse as an example which has the same user interface we relatively experience today, just with icons instead of words...

http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/product/sc/hr/81/schr810zkastt/Tracfone_R810_front-2_5.jpg

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 02:53

108. Crossblade (Posts: 211; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)


this is a 2009 phonehttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Finesse_id3612

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 05:49

109. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The Prada in my opinion is nothing like the iPhone. Nothing.
http://gizmodo.com/261172/settling-this-iphone-vs-lg-prada-nonsense

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