This protective cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks suspiciously familiar

This protective cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks suspiciously familiar
No, this isn't an iPad standing on a folded Smart Cover that you are currently looking at. It is actually a protective case made for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it was just recently announced by the Korean accessory maker Anymode. It snaps onto the tablet protecting it from every day wear and tear, and when folded, the Smart Cover look-alike can be used as a support for the device making typing easier and watching videos more convenient.

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

This protective cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks suspiciously familiar
This protective cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks suspiciously familiar
This protective cover for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks suspiciously familiar

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14 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

At least this isn't a Samsung product.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

*facepalm*

3. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I smell a lawsuit..

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Apple can make a profitable business by sueing everyone that is stealing their intelectual ideas. =P

13. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

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.

5. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

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

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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!

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Wow the copying gets more and more blatant.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's still blatantly copying Apple. It's bad enough they redesigned their tablet to look more like the iPad. I realize this isn't made by Samsung.

10. andro unregistered

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.

11. stealthd unregistered

Samsung may not have done the copying here, but if this did reach market it definitely wouldn't help their copycat case with Apple.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

UPDATE???http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/07/19/samsung-has-the-anymode-smart-case-pulled-claims-it-didnt-receive-proper-certification/ I bet people will see them on eBay, so if you have a tab and might be interested look there

14. donzere

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

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

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