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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46. TortillaSlap

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

For anyone that thinks that this is "proof" that Samsung copied apple, and Apple came up with this design all on their own.. I want you to go find pictures of... well.. ANY phone.. even a 5 yr old flip phone. See that phone call icon on the button? A green phone? Yea, its the EXACT same icon as found on the iphone, samsung, lg, and pretty much every other phone in existence. The only difference is that instead of the phone being green, the background is green. OOOOOOH. so original. Get over it. Apple is a bunch of whiners and over litigators and thats where it ends.

48. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

More irrefutable proof. We should rename Samsung to Samesung.

122. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Ha ha ha samesung i love that

133. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

then i guess nokia can sue apple for that yes ? nokia has used a green coloured phone icon for years before apple did

49. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Hey Cyan3boN they are actually the wealthiest and greatest company in the world. Just wanted to correct your error so you don't look bad among your friends here. You are welcome!

53. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

no need to cry folks... it is clear as day that samsung copied the designs, images, and colors of the icons... even though the settings icon is a different looking "gear" it still is inspired by using a "gear" why not use a wrench or screw driver for the settings icon? thats the whole point of why they are accused of copying... notes icon could have had a white piece of paper with a pencil instead of copying the same design and color scheme... i was on the side of thinking these law suits were ridiculous but now that i see this... and i understand apple's claim more... samsung did what they had to do to get to the top! good for them but at the same time... they COPIED...

58. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That's what our fandroids don't get. If you take any one of these things by themselves it's not copying, but when you put it all together it is copying! You take the same shape and body as Apple with a single home button and then you copy UI elements like bounce effect and icons, copy Apple's packaging and proprietary charging port. I mean this is really blatant. Then we have posters here claiming they don't see any copying. Really?! Take off your fandroid blinders for a minute.

62. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i mean did they REALLY have to use a flower to represent the photo gallery icon??? come on Samsung... smh #facepalm Taco i really want the judge to throw the case out... i would hate to see samsung or apple lose but this is 100% copying...lol i mean i dont blame them... you have to do "something" to create a buzz for your mobile products. haha

82. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

100% huh, they look different to me but you have your apple glasses on obviously

94. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

man you can clearly see they copied the whole idea... its not hard... i'm no apple fan or samsung fan... but anybody with business sense can see they were very impressed with the popularity of the iphone that they wanted their products to have a apple-like influence in appearance... dont be a hater all your life dawg...

121. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Good s**t taco. Great point

132. doublehammer

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

actually no If A is not copying.. and B is not copying and C is not copying.. then A + B + C = not copying. You cant add up to a sum greater than the individual parts. dont fall for his false logic.

120. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

spot on i couldnt of said better myself. thT is the point ive tryed to make this whole time. ive been in the cell phone business since this whole smart phone craze started. And from the beginning I've made it clear that Samsung gala,y phones looked a little too much like the iPhone. It's obvious. I don't understand why people don't just accept the facts. Here you go. What more do they want? It's non sense talking to these fandroids. Thank you. You are a good man my friend.

55. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Jesus Samsung used the iTunes logo for their music app!! I forgot about that lol. Can it be anymore blatant?!

61. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Pretty sure music notes and CDs have been around for some time and used in icons long before iPhones.

63. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

dude they only did it because it was on the iphone first... there are hundreds of ideas samsung could've come up with the represent the music icon...

71. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

And Apple did it because Windows Media Player and thousands of other apps did it...

116. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. ....lol

56. McLaren unregistered

Do you think that people are so stupid to confuse an iphone for a Samsung,Apple? The ipad 3 is a great device for sure,but the iphone 4(S) is a middle range and fragile phone and you know that Iphone 5 would not be able to compete with s3 or the Nexus or even the One X.That's why you want Samsung to pay you for each of its device(inspired from Microsoft). BTW:Taco,you're a little noob and everybody knows that.

74. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't know if I'd talk about fragile considering the SIII's build issues.

97. AppleWho

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

ok, let us talk about the captivate's build...the DROID RAZR's build...the Nexus 7 build - all superior to iPRODUCTS...

124. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Exactly shut these fu ks down

57. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

not an Apple fan (infact amused to see it's marketing strategies to compel 'new' things on users) but i have to agree to Apple for accusing Samsung for copying things rather shamelessly... hell Samsung has copied Symbian as well... wait before you say anything, compare Symbian features like 'standby screen' and 'contact shortcuts' on its basic phones... they are photocopy of Nokia's ideas... would love to have a discussion on this samystic

59. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Samesung has long been know for copying competitor products. It's amusing to see fanboys deny the obvious.

78. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

and yeah i love Galaxy S3... but honestly does that blind person who gave me a thumbs down is a crybaby not ready to accept reality... can someone honest enough stand up and urge Nokia to sue Samsung like there no tomorrow? and remind Nokia to rethink Meego? samystic

60. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The only one even close is the phone icon and everyone looks like that, even Windows Phones. That is like saying anyone using an !, ?, yellow triangle, book, floppy disk, CD, music notes, folder, word bubble, or stop sign is copying Windows icons.

65. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So using a flower for the photo gallery is a coincidence and using Apple's iTunes logo for their music app is just a coincidence?

114. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Is it exactly the same? Yes or no.... Apple has the rights to ANY type of flower or gear or notepad, etc?

69. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

windows don't use those icons to sell their products... thats the difference... trust me i want to sweep this under the rug with you too but this is too petty for samsung to be doing... how hard is it to come up with a different logo? look at the contacts icon...hahaha same damn design... just orange... #Samesung #Shamesung

126. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

When did Samsung use these icons to sell theres? I dont remember one Samsung commercial or ad that focused on these icons....

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