Apple accuses Samsung of copying its icons as well

Do Samsung Galaxy devices look like the iPhone? Apple argues some pretty generic features accusing Samsung of making a rectangular device. But while that might sound absurd, the real point is that Apple is trying to convince the court…
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80. shalegac

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

First; Do you believe threatening a judge is acceptable? Especially because you're mad at a couple of coorporations and the use of their icons. Second; It's a jury trial.

10. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

apart from the call icon, i don't see any resemblance.

11. wendygarett unregistered

Huh?? There is nothings wrong to be identical icons... Can I put Facebook icon with the letter G instead of f?? Can I put settings icons a rectangle gear instead of circle?? In the end there are nothings special in the icon Do you know what I'm say Apple?? That's why you motivate android to create widget to substitute your boring icons and make me switch to android instant... Just shut up and innovate already...

13. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

All of these icons are the same as most phones in history since beggining of color screens.

14. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

Oh good lord...its a phone icon, so people know to press this button to make a PHONE call... maybe they should have put a elbow noodle there instead, unless apple claimed to have invented that as well

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

+1 for the lol.

16. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

The Koreans soon will get what they deserve...what a pitiful plagiarisms...

18. android8

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

These are all ridiculous claims. Apple can never match up to android and creating this mess. I am sure with such advertisement Samsung will get more popularity.

19. marchels14 unregistered

this is just desperate from apple to get some stupid evidence that dos not even make seance,all the phones have similar phone icons.

22. Ronoc039

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This patent war has gone too far...

26. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

sometimes you really can't deny the fact that samsung took inspirations from apple. while a green dialer phone icon is generic, those ridges on the background isn't. notes icon, samsung could use a white paper instead of the same yellow paper. gear wheel as settings app, they can use a wrench and a screwdriver. photo app, well millions of things can be used beside a sunflower. apple also took inspirations from other companies, but the way samsung copies apple's apps, resemblance is uncanny

52. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

when people think of notes they think the yellow sticky notes that is how it has always been and when you go to buy a note pad they are typically yellow. Did apple copy the yellow icon from the yellow sticky note pad should they be sueing apple now. The flower is like an international symbol for pictures its on every camera ever made.

54. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

samsung can put rose if they want to, but they didn't. also sticky notes are meant to be plain color, no lines whatsoever. i'm not saying apple used it first but samsung could've used the sticky note thing that you are talking about if they want to.

79. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

A note pad though if you go to any school supply store is yellow with blue lines its standard lol

86. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

"A note pad though if you go to any school supply store is yellow with blue lines its standard lol"- undisputed, no one argues with you. "when people think of notes they think the yellow sticky notes" ---then why didn't samsung use your sticky notes?

110. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I had a Samsung flip phone from about ten years ago that had a gear for the settings. not in color, mind you, but it's a generic design.

129. dok2005

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

thank you sir gears for setting existed before iphone apple

28. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Galaxy S indeed was inspired by iPhone...It was beefed up version of iPhone...I owned one so I know it...I still remember when showed off my new SGS1 to a team member and got a quick response...is it iPhone rip-off? I was quite and thinking...is it? Now...iFans...remember to keep Samsung and Android separate when you start war of words!

89. Savage unregistered

Why does PA allow only one +1?? :(

29. toyds123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My optimus black has these similar icons. but LG never gets sued. Seems samsung really has something to do with the biggest loss of apple.

36. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LG phones doesn't sell like Samsung's Galaxy Series!

134. toyds123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

But still, they look pretty identical.

135. doublehammer

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

proving that simply "copying" is not enough to be successful. LG directly rips off samsung left and right.. both in look and in actual industrial espionage of Amoled/LCD tech.

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

My avatar! Apple will sue me. :(

72. Savage unregistered

Nawww! Don't worry. Apple has patents for green icon, not blue. You're safe :)

38. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Softwares and icons are from Android not Samsung.

73. Savage unregistered

Actually no, They are part of Sammy's touchwiz. If you look at past versions of pure Google Androids, I doubt you'll find a phone icon which is similar to Apple's. Besides, the phone icon since Honeycomb is blue.

42. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Excuse me, Windows Mobile 6 called, they wanted their f**king icons back... there where even some carrier/mfg skins with rounded corners... Oh Apple, how hard you are trying... #AppleFail

43. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

no, i think the button is universal. see, the color of answer button have been green for years and for the call logo, of course it will be a phone symbol. so a phone logo with a green background.

44. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

its almost like they are looking at every little thing and saying hey he copied me. Are they serious? This is just annoying.

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