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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Apple vs Samsung. Smoking gun document found?!

Anyone see this? Document released from the ongoing Apple vs Samsung court case.

The huge internal Samsung document from 2010 shows 126 different aspects to their Galaxy S smartphone that were considered areas that needed improvement.

For every instance, it's compared meticulously to the iPhone. In almost every case, it recommends that the feature should behave more like the iPhone.


If this isn't an example of blatant copying of Apple, I don't know what it. It's not like they are coming up with their own suggestions, it's trying to make their product better by literally going over feature by feature and copying ideas from Apple's innovation.
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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I dont think there is any smoking guns till we hear both sides. It always sounds damning from these high priced lawyers, until you hear what the other high priced lawyer has to say.
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I dont think there is any smoking guns till we hear both sides. It always sounds damning from these high priced lawyers, until you hear what the other high priced lawyer has to say.
I haven't heard anything the lawyers have said, just read the document for myself. The fact it's an internal Samsung document is not disputed. It goes line by line, feature by feature pointing out how Apple's innovation is better and how they need to do it like Apple.

In most cases, I can't believe how hideous Samsung's interface is. It's just like their stupid ads that are playing right now that try to be all like Apple's iPad ads, or the even more ridiculous ad with David Beckham.
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The continually updating iCal icon is one of the ways in which OS X benefitted from iOS features moving to the desktop.
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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Wasn't the feature implemented in Leopard, before the iPhone OS?

Mr. Mayor, I fail to see how this topic is Mac related.

How many of these "ideas" were implemented? Did this memo ever reach Google?
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Wasn't the feature implemented in Leopard, before the iPhone OS?
As I recall, it was implemented in Leopard, which was released after the iPhone.
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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well it's pretty obvious samsung has blatantly copied apple, but they wouldn't be the first company to copy another's OS/features etc. *cough*.

It's really a question of whether they stepped over the line on a patent.



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Anyone see this? Document released from the ongoing Apple vs Samsung court case.

The huge internal Samsung document from 2010 shows 126 different aspects to their Galaxy S smartphone that were considered areas that needed improvement.

For every instance, it's compared meticulously to the iPhone. In almost every case, it recommends that the feature should behave more like the iPhone.


If this isn't an example of blatant copying of Apple, I don't know what it. It's not like they are coming up with their own suggestions, it's trying to make their product better by literally going over feature by feature and copying ideas from Apple's innovation.
What's particularly telling is that the iPhone is the ONLY phone they are comparing their prototype to. They could be drawing inspiration from ALL of the leading smartphones on the market if they wanted to, but it appears there was only one focus for these "improvements."
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Wasn't the feature implemented in Leopard, before the iPhone OS?
No, I think Tiger did this (it's been a while) but required you to open iCal first, although there was an app or script to automate it.
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No, I think Tiger did this (it's been a while) but required you to open iCal first, although there was an app or script to automate it.
You're right, Tiger did do it. In fact, I think it was there right at the beginning, since iCal's introduction. The idea of an updating Dock icon certainly was there long before the iPhone, even if the mechanism to do it while the app wasn't running wasn't in place yet.
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