This protective cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks suspiciously familiar
posted by Nick T. / Jul 19, 2011, 8:25 AM
There is no denying that Apple's Smart Cover and the Anymode Smart Case, as the accessory was marketed, are strikingly similar, both in terms of looks and functionality. This is probably why Samsung needed to step in and to ask for the withdrawal of the latter from the market soon after its release. After all, the last thing that Samsung needs right now is yet another copyright infringement accusation from Apple.
In response to the issue, Samsung stated in its blog that it never certified the accessory for use with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 even though the label on the photos below suggests otherwise. Furthermore, the company clarifies that not a single unit of the Anymode Smart Case has actually been sold, and we are guessing that none will ever be.
source: Samsung Tomorrow via Engadget
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Apple can make a profitable business by sueing everyone that is stealing their intelectual ideas. =P
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 9:40 AM 3
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yes , becaues smart cover was their original idea, and was first shaped in steves office.http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-smart-cover-busted-seems-like-a-copy-of-someone-else’s-idea/ I love that apple fans think their compony never steals ideas... usual PS: no I'm not an apple hater ( I use their products.) and my phone runs symbian, not android.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 11:30 PM 0
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this sucks asian products copy and then copy so was next i think steve jobs is more original there products i'm not apple fan and adroid fan my opinion why ke something original and st copy other plataform
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 10:04 AM 1
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Samsung did the right thing. If this aftermarket product by Anymode sold any of these smart covers Apple would have filed a lawsuit. Samsung was responsible & forthcoming. Great job by Samsung!
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 10:06 AM 1
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Wow the copying gets more and more blatant.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 10:21 AM 2
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This isnt a samsung branded product. You cant blame samsung for someone else making a product to fit the device. Samsung also took steps to correct it.. because yea, thats blatant. Let it go, iTroll.. lol
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 10:57 AM 5
Seeing as this isnt a samsung product its hardly a case of samsung copying. How many cases are out there from various manufacturers which look extremely similar but just shaped for each individual phones,ie otterboz commuter cases for iphone,htcs or samsungs all look extremely similiar but just adjusted to suit phone size.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 12:12 PM 2
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I bet people will see them on eBay, so if you have a tab and might be interested look there
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 1:12 PM 0
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I really don't know why samsung is trying so hard to be like apple i mean come on.. first their touch wiz looks exactly like iOS and second, they had to remake their tablet after apple came out with ipad2. I think they should just quit and focus on tv's or some other product if they can't come up with their own idea urrrgh
posted on Jul 20, 2011, 3:01 AM 0
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