Samsung claims Apple's iPhone was based on a Sony design concept floated in 2006
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 26, 2012, 8:29 AM
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?
Dont forget the nokia concept too that apple stolen :)
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 8:31 AM 52
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Steve jobs say smart people don't copy they steal
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 8:33 AM 65
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I was not going to say anything because I am trying to turn over a new leaf. BUT..... Apple really has no shame. If they still insist that they developed that "iconic" look then what else is there to say? I am with Apple on this, BOTH Sony & Nokia went back into the past with their Back to the Future apps, used an iPhone 4 but slapped a Sony logo on it & used Apple patents that Nokia now has because they already knew the iPhone 4 was "iconic". That's plausible right? I mean that’s GOT to be what happened. I believe you Apple this is a conspiracy against you. Apple FTW! lol
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 2:41 PM 12
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lol....this is nothing new tho: http://gizmodo.com/343641/1960
Its really funny tho.....that amazing, innovative iPhone 4 design was ...copied....just like what they did with Braun products.
posted on Jul 27, 2012, 8:45 AM 0
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You need to pull your head out in the sand. Unless you have hundreds of thousand of apple shares. Apple lawsuit would not bring you a single benefit. Less competition mean more pricey apple product. Apple recent price reduction in ML, iPad are the result of competition or because apple is feeling charitable. iFan will believe all the marketing info feed to them by Tim Cook.
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 8:00 PM 4
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Apple were first to design this. Every-one is Xeroxing Apples design. To many copycats! Apple had lead will lead have lead allways will others will follow us!!!
posted on Jul 26, 2012, 8:47 AM 7
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