International Forum Design—Product Design Award for 2007  Red dot design award—LG Prada Wins "Best of the Best" red dot Design Award, 2007   Fashion phone of the year—Mobile Choice (2007)  Best fashion phone—What Mobile Awards (2007)  Gold for best looking phone—CNET Asia Readers' Choice Award (2007/08) 
LG Electronics has claimed the iPhone's design was copied from the LG Prada. Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center, said at a press conference, “We consider that Apple copied the Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006.” 
LG later claimed that Apple stole both the ideas and concept of the Prada phone. A lawsuit by LG had been rumored prior to this announcement;  however, LG never followed through with it.
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Now you decide who is the real copycat. Did you check the voting at the comments to see other ... moreYeah i know, and this all shows patent law is basically nothing but first come first served, and history is rife with celebrated inventors who stole ideas from people who didn't think about or couldn't afford the patent fee, and Apple's most profitable ever product is a complete rip off, and i'm just thinking about that Apple designer who got a Knighthood, but for what?
Android Dan, 31 May 2012Ha Ha Ha you right, apart from the button it's all but identical.Now you decide who is the real copycat. Did you check the voting at the comments to see other people's views as well?
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Because it's hard for you to swallow that fact.Swallow this and learn about patent law:
Prior art (also known as state of the art, which also has other meanings, or background art), in most systems of patent law, constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality. If an invention has been described in prior art, a patent on that invention is not valid.
Been reading that the LG Prada won a prestigious design award so there's no criticising that phone, and LG threatened to bring a lawsuit against Apple but changed their mind, unlike Apple who will sue anyone and anything that stands in their way, this really is great knowing the iPhone is a copy of a cheap plastic LG phone.
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Because it's hard for you to swallow that fact.Study :
The prior art is defined by Title 35, United States Code, Section 102, which states: "A person shall be entitled to a patent unless...." This language is followed by a series of definitions, the most important of which are summarized in the following.
First, a person is not entitled to a patent if the invention was "known or used by others in this country, or was patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country" before the date of invention by the applicant for the patent. If, for example, an invention is known or is being used by someone in the United States, another person who makes the same invention at a later date may not obtain a patent. Prior knowledge or use in a different country, however, is not a bar to a patent application in the United States. In contrast, a prior patent or a printed publication anywhere in the world will bar an applicant for patent in the United States if it appeared before the date of the applicant's invention.
Second, a patent is barred if "the invention was patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country or in public use or on sale in this country, more than one year prior to the date of the application for patent in the United States." This definition of prior art is similar to the first with one important distinction. In the first circumstance, the issue is whether the prior art was in existence before the date of invention. In the second circumstance, the issue is whether the prior art was in existence more than one year before the patent application was filed. There have been many cases in which an inventor has delayed in filing a patent application and has discovered, to his or her dismay, that the patent is barred because some other person put the invention into public use or described the invention in a printed publication after the patent applicant's invention but more than one year prior to the filing date of the patent application. This section also requires the inventor to file a patent application within one year of his or her publication, public use or marketing of an invention. Here too, if more than one year passes, a patent application is barred. Also in this section, a patent document or printed publication anywhere in the world is prior art, whereas public use or placing the invention on sale has an effect only if it occurs within the United States. The critical point is that if the event is more than one year before the filing date, the patent application is barred. There is no grace period. If a patent application is filed one year and one day after the critical event, the application is too late.
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Read: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/20/apple-awarded-iphone-4-design-patent/That was a 4 year old hardware design when Apple applied for a patent.
Anonymous, 31 May 2012That hardware design that you brag is a direct copy from award winning LG Prada design that LG... moreYou cannot get a Patent if "known art " is pre-existing
Read patent law
The Prada talk is pure BS.
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Read:
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/20/apple-awarded-iphone-4-design-patent/That hardware design that you brag is a direct copy from award winning LG Prada design that LG did not even bother applying for a patent because they are NOT greedy. They first came out with the design in 2006 and that patent was awarded only in 2010:
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Yet another copy soon to be blocked at US customs by the Trade CommissionYou know that drinking game where you have a drink everytime someone scores a goal or just does something and you have a drink? Well i'm gonna do that everytime you say copy, and if i'm still alive at the end of the day i'm sure i'll actually reach your level of common sense.
I’m looking at buying a 4s but need to know how to identify form the sealed boxes if its original or fake, this is asked since there are so many Chinese fakes out in the market and it’s so identical.
Pls help your reply on this is highly appreciated.
Anonymous, 31 May 2012And how can you be so sure??? It's been completely redesigned not to look like your pathetic r... moreRead:
Anonymous, 31 May 2012Yet another copy soon to be blocked at US customs by the Trade CommissionAnd how can you be so sure??? It's been completely redesigned not to look like your pathetic royal brick.
Android Dan, 31 May 2012My Galaxy S3 number 2s all over your number one.Yet another copy soon to be blocked at US customs by the Trade Commission
It's amazing how many haters are here... this phone is truly amazing...