Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Hold on to your panties, because this should come as a surprise: I'm actually agreeing that Samsung is copying Apple. The Korean company just released a new entry-level Android smartphone, and it's called the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. While Apple's previous complaints regarding Samsung's supposed copying were obviously nonsense, this Galaxy Ace Plus, on the other hand... It's almost as if Samsung is giving Apple the finger by copying the iPhone 3G(S) almost verbatim.
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*Rolling eyes*
by Fusion on Wed 4th Jan 2012 20:25 UTC
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I'm still baffled at why cell phone aesthetics matter so damn much. These are NOT cars with a variety of unique, infinite curves and contours. There are only so many ways to design a candybar "brick" cell phone. And news flash: they all pretty much look the same from a reasonable distance.

I really don't believe that anyone here or on the street who knows what an iPhone is/looks like would actually confuse it for this Samsung offering. Though similar in body shape/glossy finish, the peripherals are placed and shaped differently: samsung's camera lenses are squared (not iPhone circular)...oh right, and the Samsung device actually *has* an LED flash...oh, and the iPhone's action button is circular versus Samsung's being squared. The software is essentially the same as previous "offending" software in other Apple/Samsung suits, so that's a moot point. Strictly speaking on hardware, it has a similar shape...but not much else.

Besides... If this is Samsung's way of giving Apple the middle finger, I wholeheartedly support its snarky validity. Apple's incessant "design copying" accusations are so effing hypocritical (http://tinyurl.com/82acupy). Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Edited 2012-01-04 20:27 UTC

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