There is no love lost between Apple and Samsung following the ruling that Samsung have to pay Apple $1 billion for infringing on their patents. Samsung have recently been on the offensive again, now saying that there are similarities between their older media players and the iPhone 4 which was launched after them.
Samsung MP3 player released months before iPhone 4 had similar design language
In Samsung’s official blog they said that there was a lot of misunderstanding about design inspirations and they intend to put the record straight with objective facts which should show the truth and should resolve any misunderstandings.
Samsung went on to show a media player that they had designed back before the iPhone 4 launched. This was not the only gadget that looked like the iPhone 4 as the YP-Zt also looked like it with the black fascia and the silver surround along with the crisp corners.
Samsung also showed the F700 which was a smartphone they designed in 2006; this was shown in defence of Samsung at the recent trial, but failed to stop Samsung losing.
So it seems that Samsung may be trying to sway the general public after losing in court. This is not the first time it has happened as they felt anger from Apple and the judge when they chose to release a dossier containing arguments over design which showed the iPhone had the same style as their own designs. But will Samsung’s latest efforts make any difference now a jury found them to be copycats?
Take a look at the pictures below and judge for yourself whether Samsung copied the design language of the iPhone 4 or if both companies were naturally headed in that direction well before this.