Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:23 UTC
Legal "The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung's phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung's product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone." Pretty damning. We still need to know a few things: how many of these were actually implemented? How common are these types of comparisons (i.e., does Apple have them)? Are these protected by patents and the like? And, but that's largely irrelevant and mostly of interest to me because I'm a translator myself, who translated the document, and how well has he or she done the job?
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RE[3]: Common practice
by Tony Swash on Wed 8th Aug 2012 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Common practice"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Uh, without Samsung's R&D budget, there would be no iPhone.


Pedantry excusing unethical and anti-innovative product cloning.

What will be the result if Apple wins? Samsung, and other companies, will have to produce original designs for their products. You seem to think this is shocking and awful

What will be the result if Samsung wins? Samsung will be able to basically clone any device Apple creates. You seem to think this would be a triumph for innovation.

This case is about the future not the past. The people who are almost certainly working the hardest to come up with an iPhone or iPad killer are Apple, in the same way they worked the hardest to produce a (successful) iPod killer.

I simply fail see how it can be beneficial for innovation if a company struggles to produce a disruptive product (which is what Apple did with the iPod, iPhone and iPad and which I expect them to do again in the next few years) if their efforts are rewarded with instant cloning by the likes of Samsung.

You have read the Samsung document and leaving aside your cheap and evasive smears about translation, especially since Samsung has not complained about it, what do think of it as it stands. Does it look like a road map for innovation to you? Is that the sort of tech industry you think would be good for either innovation or consumers?

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