Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 22:11 UTC
Legal Previously redacted documents presented in the Apple-Samsung case do not support Apple's claims that Samsung issued a 'copy-the-iPhone'-order to its designers. It's pretty damning. Apple has very selectively and actively deleted sections of internal Samsung documents and talks to make it seem as if Samsung's designers were ordered to copy the iPhone. With the unredacted, full documents without Apple's deletions in hand, a completely different picture emerges: Samsung's designers are told to be as different and creative as possible. There's no 'copy the iPhone'-order anywhere, as Apple claimed. Instead, it says this: "designers rightly must make their own designs with conviction and confidence; do not strive to do designs to please me (the president); instead make designs with faces that are creative and diverse." I guess my initial scepticism about the documents was not uncalled for. What do you know - lawyers twist and turn the truth. Shocker, huh?
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No. This meeting was in February of 2010, a month before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S. The Galaxy S was certainly already developed but there was no audience response of "perceived failings." What is being accused is that the Galaxy S is the first phone that takes this new direction, not that it comparably fails to hold up to the iPhone as previous generations of Samsung products between 2007 and 2010.

I've just checked and the document Thom's talking about is the comparison between the Galaxy S and the iPhone that I was thinking of.

So what's being claimed by the Apple crowd is that the copycat phone was produced before the document that urged the development of the copycat phone...

The result of the document is presumably the Galaxy S2 - not a copy of the iPhone and the phone that catapulted Samsung to Android domination.

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