Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Apple seizes on Samsung internal document as proof of mimicry

Sharif Sakr
08.08.12
31 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

As much as Apple would love for Kwon Oh-hyun to turn up at court and tearfully confess to being a copycat, that's probably not going to happen. Instead, Cupertino's lawyers are burrowing through Samsung's history in search of a legal smoking gun, and one of their latest submissions has been presented as just that. It's a 132-page document written in 2010 by Sammy engineers that directly compares the iPhone against the Galaxy S and makes recommendations about how the latter should be more like the former. The excerpt shown above, which focuses on the aesthetics of icons on the rival handsets, even appears to contain advice about how Samsung should copy Apple without appearing to copy them so much, whereas the full document embedded after the break reveals how all-encompassing the internal guidance was. On the flip-side, Samsung may well argue that any responsible company should compare itself to its competition in this manner, and you can bet there's an army of lawyers beavering away right now to make that sound convincing.

[Thanks, Alex]

44

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
31 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best mobile devices for students

The best mobile devices for students

View
‘Streets of Rage 4’ is shaping up to be a worthy sequel

‘Streets of Rage 4’ is shaping up to be a worthy sequel

View
'Beyond’ delivers the ‘No Man’s Sky’ experience I was waiting for

'Beyond’ delivers the ‘No Man’s Sky’ experience I was waiting for

View
iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale

iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale

View
Apple Music's latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

Apple Music's latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr