Poll: Do you think Samsung blatantly copies Apple?

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Apple are taking Samsung to court claiming that their Galaxy Phones and Tablet range “blatantly” copy the iPhone and the iPad.

They filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging that Samsung violated Apple’s patents and trademarks. A spokeswoman said: “This kind of blatant copying is wrong.” Apple singled out particularly design features: the shape of the phone and the look of the apps and icons on the home screen. -Those square things with rounded corner? They were Apple’s idea according to the suit:

“Even the icons in earlier versions of the Samsung smart phones looked different because they had a variety of shapes — and did not appear as a field of square icons with rounded corners,” the lawsuit said.

Samsung say they did their own research and came up with these ideas independently.

Apple has also sued HTC and Motorola for copyright infringement and illegal use of their intellectual property respectively.

But what do you think readers? Are the phones that similar? Take our poll at the bottom after looking at the pictures above and below:

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  • http://www.neediff.com Prasad

    Technology is not a one company or a one person property it is depend upon their companies technical background so Apple’s saying is not correct Samsung’s Galaxy and and Tablets are different from Ipad.

  • http://www.neediff.com Prasad

    Technology is not a one company or a one person property it is depend upon their companies technical background so Apple’s saying is not correct Samsung’s Galaxy and and Tablets are different from Ipad.

  • http://www.deviltronics.com/section/2/1/gadgets---gizmos Gadgets for Men

    A typical publicity stunt by Apple on the launch of the Galaxy S2 in my opinion. The Samsung has been highly rated everywhere I read on the net, Apple just want a bite and want to be mentioned as well. Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 5? I’ll give it to the iPhone 5 as they’ll have a little more time to develop and maybe you will see some features copied from somewhere on their device too.

  • david bridge

    who cares? Its how it works that matters. You can buy an ipad clone on ebay for a few quid and it will look the same but it will ne rubbish.

    Apple are clearly worried by Samsung and they should be. The tab is more portable than rhe ipad as it is 3 inches smaller. It runs a different OS and has different apps that are made by independents.

    Different systems.

    Written using my Galaxy tab

  • anna

    @david – I’m a fan of the galaxy tab – and yes – that 7″ form factor is really nice..

  • http://www.neediff.com Prasad

    I think samsung has no need to copy Apples design Galaxy design is its own their company developers and technicians have spent so much of time hard work to that design.

  • http://www.neediff.com Prasad

    I think samsung has no need to copy Apples design Galaxy design is its own their company developers and technicians have spent so much of time hard work to that design.

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