please don't be biased here. apple has a point here. it's really obvious that they copied apple's design repeatedly for the iphone 2g/3g/3gs (galaxy s) , iphone 4s (galaxy ace) and the ipad (galaxy tab). just check these and you must be blind if u say samsung is innocent. http://www.google.com.ph/imgres?q=galaxy+s+and+iphone&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=2lCK9ffMga8nxM:&imgrefurl=http://www.careace.net/2010/06/12/iphones-ips-vs-samsung-superamoled/&docid=4hDGk0G104W3sM&imgurl=http://www.careace.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/iphone4-vs-galaxy-s-head.jpg&w=428&h=404&ei=-7MZUMDtEu6WiQfG4ID4Dg&zoom=1&biw=1024&bih=499. and this,http://www.google.com.ph/imgres?q=samsung+galaxy+ace+and+iphone+4&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbnid=1Ik9WaUD5pGrQM:&imgrefurl=http://asia.cnet.com/product/samsung-galaxy-ace-45413679.htm&docid=jNhNoerqoqSINM&imgurl=http://asia.cnet.com/i/r/2011/hp/45413679/galaxysiphone_500x375.jpg&w=500&h=375&ei=ObQZUL68MsbdigfAwoGIDw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=117&vpy=124&dur=2067&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=120&ty=99&sig=110874039041973526583&page=3&tbnh=141&tbnw=213&start=20&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:20,i:151&biw=1024&bih=499 and this http://www.google.com.ph/imgres?q=galaxy+tab+and+ipad&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbnid=0ZThYuSpvUdoGM:&imgrefurl=http://www.neowin.net/news/uk-court-galaxy-tab-isnt-cool-doesnt-copy-ipad&docid=Tmyp9SZyswVz7M&imgurl=http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/1_ipad-2-vs-galaxy-tab-10.1.jpg&w=596&h=391&ei=kLQZULn4McWdiAf06oHADA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=317&vpy=166&dur=604&hovh=182&hovw=277&tx=136&ty=100&sig=110874039041973526583&page=5&tbnh=142&tbnw=202&start=48&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:48,i:233&biw=1024&bih=499. it's stupid to point out that one can't relatively avoid the rectangular shape and rounded corners, nokia, and htc and lg and so many other oem's can do it what difference is samsung? and samsung is a real legel-dumb, they try to get the sympathy of the people to make the judge reconsider but they didn't know tht this just makes the case worse for them. if i were apple too, i would sue samsung. i can't just let someone copy and copy my ideas when i've had devopted a whole team of designers to just put them together. the competition is getting tough and it's not all about the tech now, it's getting heavy on the design too. many friends of mine are refraining from getting a galaxy s 3 because of the design, they say they'll wait for the iphone 5 or any nokia wp8. samsung earns millions and millions why can't they hire a design genius and let him make a design wonder for samsung.
I hope this won't come to conclusion that Samsung will stop making or involve with Apple in future
Whatever the arguments, seems that this Judge Koh isn't intimidated at all by either Apple or Samsung, having ruled against both companies previously. Seems to be of strong and very good judgment. Outcome of the trial, whether I like it or not, will probably be a very informed one.
Not looking good for Samsung, but way way overdue. It takes a court case this big to finally teach Samsung a lesson. Win or lose, Samsung are sure to be very wary to copy or as they put it, be 'inspired' in the future lol.
I like apple products because they have a premium feel and I like samsung also, not premium like apple but a great alternative.
[deleted post]I'm not an Apple supporter, I dont like the overrestricted iOS, but fact is they made a device that was and still is wanted by more people than South Korea has as population.
Also Samsung should stop posting false reports of their phone sales, cos most of these devices are actually handed over in Korea.Heck I bet you can get SGS3 for free if you go in Samsung's HQ and shout "I hate Apple".
By the way, as far as I understood, Apple didnt copy any real Sony design, but they tried to think the "make.believe" way?
Well at first i thought the shape of possibly next iphone is alot like LG's GT540 Optimus ... and if you get a little bit closer it resembles Sony Ericsson Vivaz , Specially the place of audio jack , any way i was expected a little more revolutionary design than evolutionary (OR Possibly copying others LIKE BEFORE) , No offence but i like NOKIA design team ideas more than any other Company though i dont like the devices(i mean mostly the OS)
Apple didnt invent the touch screen, but they have invented certain ways of using it, which didnt exist by the tine.
Also a shape of a phone is a relative feature, but it is obvious when you are copying certain design.
Samsung is facing a very bad consequences, that they are on the desparate lane.If Apple wins this, the ban hammer will hit alot of devices, first in the US, then Europe will follow.But I guess that's what you get in the end, copying someone ekse' work.
And Sony, Sony have proven indirectly that when it comes to great and inovating design, they are the leading edge.
Sanjay Chandra, 01 Aug 2012We can judge it how many efforts they put in that piece of junk. First is bad design obvio... moreSamsung sold tens of millions of Galaxys and that's a fail? Your logic is a fail rofl
This is not for fans to fight over or behave dumb.We can clearly see apple doh have d knowledge on samsung@dagame they started.Yes patents r necessary,but e r jus....wtf really?I'm a Sony fan&we all kno Sony have best designs,yea bf ova it.As u'll can c dis iz an intelligent comment & not fanboiism:(Apple got great products,so duz samsung.So stop sure an release tech2keep up!Wanna c d wow factor with d ip5.....Yeh!!!
lol i hope they put a restriction order to apple. APPLE must stay 2000 feet away from any court in the world.
rcl4444, 01 Aug 2012As much a I might agree, this case is not about all those patents.
Also the judge isn't all... moreI think the problem here is that this evidence can be used by Samsung to fight Apple's claims against them, proving APPLE'S claim of copying the iPhone wrong.
If the evidence is genuine, it really is pretty damning to Apple and causes most of Apple's arguments to lose a lot of their weight.
Kalnox, 01 Aug 2012That's being a bit one sided.
What has contributed to the the company Apple Inc. is that t... moreSad part is, they weren't even first to come with the modern phone like we know smartphones now. LG brought the Prada before Apple released the iPhone. Then of course one can discuss what makes a phone a smartphone. Most idealy, people would say being able to install other apps. But even such things were possible on the Prada. Apple's App market already is a copy of Getjar:
gtel, 01 Aug 2012like they say,if you cant fight them then bite them.apple cannot stand a chance against samsun... moreWe can judge it how many efforts they put in that piece of junk.
First is bad design obviously and second it cannot run any good games or apps while htc one x atleast runs those amazing tegra 3 games and has beautiful design.
Galaxy already failed...... S-voice crap dont stand against siri or google now.
It is designed for none lol not even animals. Because without apps , whats use of such specs ? Just fill screen with widgets that show 2-line previews of messages or drain battery or a video pop up which obviously is another useless feature built , instead i prefer split screen apps over it.
Samsung is suffering from a sickness called copyingittis. Apple had a secret lover named Sony. Summary, Sony is still the most innovating company of all time. God bless.
Kalnox, 01 Aug 2012That's being a bit one sided.
What has contributed to the the company Apple Inc. is that t... moreWhen u take up a job in a multinational company and create a beautiful product by working day and nights and next day someone copies it top to bottom for free.
Lets see how ur reaction would be ....... And u patented ur product.
What would u do ? Simply sit there crying ? Or want justifice ?
Remember that every company works for profit , if apple really wanted marketshare , they would have gone in that other way long back , Nokia has been there for long time , why isnt apple sueing them ? Why only 'samsung' ? Its obvious.