Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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RE: Terrible?
by Soulbender on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:43 UTC in reply to "Terrible?"
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If you don't care (pretty much me) and believe people are being blinkered and reporting from an skewed angle on *both* sides, or if you believe Apple, well, it's pretty damning.

Hmm..not really. Sure the Galaxy is is not unlike the iPhone but on the other hand it's not unlike the F700 either. It's pretty much just a slimmer and glossier version of the F700. Heck, you could argue that the iPhone is just a slimmer and glossier version of the F700.
With the exception of the green phone icon (and I have seen that phone image on phone booths since I was a child) the icons are not similar at all, not even in style.
The only part that is perhaps a bit too similar is the packaging. Ok, not perhaps, it's very similar.

Edited 2012-08-07 13:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Terrible?
by Tony Swash on Tue 7th Aug 2012 17:38 in reply to "RE: Terrible?"
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Heck, you could argue that the iPhone is just a slimmer and glossier version of the F700.

You mean other than it having a physical keyboard?!

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