Samsung claims Apple's iPhone was based on a Sony design concept floated in 2006

Samsung claims Apple's iPhone was based on a Sony design concept floated in 2006
Straight from Samsung's pretrial briefs come more and more nuggets of information that shed the light around the iPhone and iPad design conception, and we are comfortably on the couch, popcorn in hand.

In Samsung's clarifications that it had rectangular touchscreen phones with colorful icons way back in 2006, there was the additional argument that Apple actually was steered to the idea for the final first iPhone design by a Sony concept. Now we have more details on this concept and the design sketch based on it, including the picture. The whole ordeal allegedly started in 2006, when Bloomberg made an interview with designers from Sony, where Yujin Morisawa goes like this:

Samsung claims that this interview was floated by Apple's VP Tony Fadell at the time, and sent right to Steve Jobs and Jony Ive, becoming the basis for design sketches Samsung says resulted in the ultimate original iPhone design:

Looking at the original "Sony-style" design drawing from 2006, what do you think, will Samsung's argument sound plausible in court when trial begins?

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