Apple sue Samsung for "blatantly copying" the iPhone
When Samsung launched their Galaxy line of smartphones, the similarity between that and Apple's iPhone wasn't lost on consumers or the tech industry. In terms of the user interface, the two look very similar; in terms of the hardware, there's more than a passing resemblance. The question is - how many ways can you build a smartphone? Aren't there bound to be similarities?
So is there any real substances to Apple's claims that Samsung "blatantly copied" their iPhone and iPad? Apple are hoping so, because they've suing Samsung for infringement of patents and trademarks.
Apple have filed their intellectual property suit against not only the Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but their tablet devices too. An Apple spokesperson said: “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
Unsurprisingly, Samsung strenuously deny it all: “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property.”