Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear television advertisement bears a resemblance to the original iPhone advertisement.

This made me smile, though:

There is just no shame - or original ideas - in this company at all.

Yeah! Except for display technology. Oh, and except for microprocessor design. And, of course, they are a driving force in memory chip design. Well, yeah, except for all those things from which virtually every computer product today benefits - Apple or otherwise - Samsung has absolutely no innovative ideas at all. What have the Romans done for us, indeed.

I don't care about Samsung any more than I care about other companies, but to shove the company's contributions to technology aside just because you lack the capacity to grasp the kind of more bare metal innovation they do just makes you look like an idiot.

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RE[4]: Pot & Kettle
by Soulbender on Tue 8th Oct 2013 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pot & Kettle"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Does it really matter? Apple stole the concept and Samsung in turn stole it (or got "inspired") from either Apple or the original artist.

Edited 2013-10-08 08:25 UTC

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RE[5]: Pot & Kettle
by majipoor on Tue 8th Oct 2013 08:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Pot & Kettle"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

It does seems to matter to you.

Apple stole nothing unless the concept was somehow copyrighted.

Apple got inspiration from an idea (not related to their business) as any company do.

Samsung did get inspiration too and they have the right to do it. The problem is that they obviously get inspiration from their direct competitor and that it is just another similar story from a company which seems to be unable to be a great artist.

Because I guess you know the "artists copy, great artists steal" mantra from Picasso quoted by Steve Jobs, but I would bet you don't understand it as many.

Apple is a great artist and Samsung an artist. Whether or not you can see the difference is your problem.

Samsung has every right to be just a (bad) artist only able to get inspiration from their competitors (Apple today, Nokia in the past). It is just lame.

Edited 2013-10-08 08:48 UTC

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RE[6]: Pot & Kettle
by Soulbender on Tue 8th Oct 2013 08:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Pot & Kettle"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Apple stole nothing unless the concept was somehow copyrighted.


Every work of art is automatically copyrighted.

Because I guess you know the "artists copy, great artists steal" mantra from Picasso quoted by Steve Jobs, but I would bet you don't understand it as many.


Well, you obviously do not understand it.

Apple is a great artist and Samsung an artist. Whether or not you can see the difference is your problem.


Sorry, stealing an idea is stealing an idea. It doesn't matter who you steal it from. Stealing..oh sorry, allow me to correct myself..."getting inspiration" from an artist does not make you a greater artist than someone who gets "inspired" by a competitor.

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RE[6]: Pot & Kettle
by SojoPhoto on Tue 8th Oct 2013 13:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Pot & Kettle"
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2011-12-08

Why isn't Samsung a great artist??? Without their Artistry, Apple wouldn't have been able to develop the iPhone. No screens, no SoC, no memory...

Apple stole the Notification shade from Android... Apple's iOS 7 is an almost complete rip off of Android.

Apple is a ripoff Artist, or in your case, a Great Ripoff Artist.

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RE[6]: Pot & Kettle
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Oct 2013 09:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Pot & Kettle"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Let's get this straight... Apple "got inspired" by an ad to produce an ad. That is not an original idea, even if the advertisement is for a different class of product(Oh... BTW, Galaxy Gear is a different class of product to iPhone). They took a technique verbatim and applied it verbatim. Samsung took the same technique and applied it.

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