Don’t you understand? Samsung ‘flattery’ killed product design

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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  1. ViewRoyal says:

    Looking at this image that shows Samsung phones before and after the iPhone, it is easy to understand why Apple sued Samsung:
    http://todayilearned.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/samsung-phones-before-and-after-iphones.jpeg

    In fact those copycat phones, and Google’s copycat multi-touch operating system (with the same user interface and multitouch gestures as iOS), both came out in 2010… Three years AFTER the first iPhone was introduced.

    I’m surprised that Apple still must continue to fight to get the compensation that was awarded to them years ago for Samsung’s indisputable infringement of Apple’s intellectual property.

  2. Jonny Evans says:

    Me also.
    But in this case the reason we don’t have nice things is (at least) not our fault.

  3. filecat13 says:

    I can still see the ignorati puggishly barking, “Yeah, Apple patented rounded corners, chamfered bezel, etc.” whenever this idea of design comes up. Look at the pre-iPhone Samsung phones: nary a rounded corner or chamfered bezel to be found. Samsung’s design ethic was boring, unimaginative, ugly, and unintuitive.

    I would hate to see a world in which design was killed due to lack of protection or reward. Why I even remember an episode of Little House on the Prairie, where Charles designed a table that he wanted as his “legacy to be remembered by” that started selling well, so a furniture magnate bought one, copied it, manufactured it in his factory, and sold it for much less, running Charles out of business. Good ol’ unfettered Capitalism! (Episode 175, The Legacy, 1982)

    I thought it was unfair then. I think it’s unfair now. Make Samsung pay!

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