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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Apple Copying Samsung
by hackus on Thu 5th Jan 2012 19:56 UTC
hackus
Member since:
2006-06-28

Well, interesting posts, but I have another explanation:

SAMSUNG tools and sells a lot of the same phones it makes for Apple just to save on costs, not really to copy.

I mean why retool the entire production process?

I would do the exact same thing if I was in the same position under contract.

If Apple wants unique phones, let them build their own production facilities if they want that much control over the looks of the phone.

The main reason why products end up looking similar is because of outsourcing, not because of lack of creativity...blah blah blah.

Just my thoughts...comments?

-Hack

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RE: Apple Copying Samsung
by frderi on Thu 5th Jan 2012 21:38 in reply to "Apple Copying Samsung"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

Do they reuse the same marketing style and actors as well? To save money on retooling?

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RE: Apple Copying Samsung
by Johann Chua on Fri 6th Jan 2012 02:05 in reply to "Apple Copying Samsung"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Doesn't Samsung only supply components for the iPhone? Flash memory, processors, RAM... IIRC Foxconn is the company that actually assembles the iPhone for Apple.

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RE: Apple Copying Samsung
by tonny on Fri 6th Jan 2012 17:07 in reply to "Apple Copying Samsung"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

I mean why retool the entire production process?

Well, because they can. And they resort to shorter way. And their R&D didn't read OSNEWS (esp: http://goo.gl/H6k5s) ;) .

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