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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:32 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

The most remarkable thing, for me, is the girl in their Apple-eqsue commercial. It seems like they deliberately not only copy Apple, but also want it to be known to the world. They could have easily picked another girl, even a girl that looks like the Apple one, but why pick the same one?

When they are under legal fire by Apple you should think they don't want to give Apple's lawyers any extra arguments/prove that they are copying Apple stuff.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:51 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So, MOS6510, I guess we... Agree... On this Galaxy Ace Plus 3GS...?

I feel like someone glitched the matrix.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 4th Jan 2012 19:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Perhaps 2012 is the year we agree more. And why not, the world is about to end anyway. :-p

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by FunkyELF on Wed 4th Jan 2012 19:31 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

They could have easily picked another girl, even a girl that looks like the Apple one, but why pick the same one?


Perhaps to drive home a point. They're both selling tablet shaped Turing machines with touch screens, cameras, wifi, etc. Anything you can do with one you can do with another.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Wed 4th Jan 2012 19:35 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2009-05-19

So... Should she be banned from appearing in any other commercial just because she was in an Apple commercial?

Otherwise, this device is a real iPhone3Gs copy.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 4th Jan 2012 19:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

She shouldn't be banned of course, but what are the odds of her appearing in the Samsung commercial? It seems she was picked because she was in the Apple ad.

They could have picked any other girl, I'm sure there are a lot more out there.

If Samsung is accused of copying Apple they shouldn't have casted this girl, because she hasn't got anything to do with their or Apple's products design and technical wise, but she did appear in an Apple commercial.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by kaiwai on Thu 5th Jan 2012 01:58 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

In the case of Samsung - when you abandon your customers as with the case of refusing to provide a ICS update for Galaxy S owners then what is left to restore your name other than to copy your closest competitor that has a high retention and repeat purchase rate. Around 1-2 years ago I was pretty neutral on Samsung to the point of indifference but the decisions they've made over the last several years has pretty much convinced me to avoid their company like the plague - they've well and truly shown that their douchbag ways that beat the douchbaggy of Apple, Microsoft and Oracle combined in some cases, especially when it comes to backing their own products for the long term via software and firmware updates/upgrades.

Edited 2012-01-05 02:00 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Thu 5th Jan 2012 08:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

In the case of Samsung - when you abandon your customers as with the case of refusing to provide a ICS update for Galaxy S owners

Except they might be now because of the backlash when the original story broke.


then what is left to restore your name other than to copy your closest competitor that has a high retention and repeat purchase rate.

What you've done is raise two completely unrelated point and try to correlate them.

Samsung won't have done this because of any lost reputation due to the GalaxyS-gate of 2011. More likely they've done this because Apple have been behaving like school bullies trying to pinch lunch money. However I still think this is a stupid move by Samsung - whatever their motives - as it totally undermines their arguments that they're not out to copy Apple but in fact their products are a natural design.


Around 1-2 years ago I was pretty neutral on Samsung to the point of indifference but the decisions they've made over the last several years has pretty much convinced me to avoid their company like the plague - they've well and truly shown that their douchbag ways that beat the douchbaggy of Apple, Microsoft and Oracle combined in some cases, especially when it comes to backing their own products for the long term via software and firmware updates/upgrades.

I think you're being a bit melodramatic there. Samsung are no worse than most handset manufacturers for post sale support. While I'm not saying that's "right", it's certainly a bit righteous to single them out specifically.

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