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This Is The Phone Samsung Believes The iPhone Copied [Photo]

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I’m not sure what your thoughts are, but I’ve found this Apple vs Samsung court case hilarious thus far. Everything seems to be heading in the correct direction for Apple.

Samsung sent a countless number of emails trying to convince judge Lucy Koh to include important evidence into the case. The evidence was never granted access into the case, but Samsung’s lawyer John Quinn decided to send the evidence to the press, and now the prototype evidence is published all over the internet.

The device that Samsung never published as evidence, nor publicized to the press happened to be their F700 phone. They claim that the device pictured above “would have established beyond doubt that Samsung did not copy the iPhone design.”

This phone lacks any similarity to the original iPhone. You’re talking a QWERTY slide-out keyboard and a screen much smaller than the iPhone. For Apple, this would be great evidence to prove they didn’t copy Samsung.

Taking on the proof — the F700 was announced a month later than the original iPhone, in February of 2007. It would’ve been near impossible for Apple to have infringed on Samsungs plans.

In the comments, tell me if you notice any similarities.

[via CNNMoney]

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  • It’s black, has rounded corners, and has some metallic elements. A RIPOFF!

  • Apple is SCREWED! 😉

  • Steve Gatzke

    Ahh, how about the general shape of the phone? Slab with rounded corners, single button on the bottom, centered.

  • apple is nothing more than a bullshit

  • Ahaha. What is Samsung thinking?!

  • FragilityG4

    Yet you’re captivated by them … Why else would you visit an Apple blog page right?

  • Oh my Godness… This phone has a screen.. the iPhone also has a screen!!! Apple TOTALLY copied that F700!! :O

  • How can Samsung honestly think they have a case here?

  • What you’re talking wouldn’t even be a patent- it would be an Industrial Design:

    An industrial design is the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament—or any combination of these features—applied to a finished article made by hand, tool or machine.

    Patents are technology, not the appearance of an object. If Samsung is suing based on this alone they are really screwed going forward.

  • taadaa

    lol there’s a samsung galaxy 3 for an ad on my screen. 😛

  • K3

    …man your guy’s written captcha’s — that was definitely a challenge 😉

  • wat

    I’m hearing conflicting stories:
    1) Samsung is using the F700 as proof that they did not copy the iPhone.
    2) Samsung says that Apple copied the F700.
    3) Samsung says Apple’s iPhone was inspired by Sony designs

    What’s actually happening here?

  • Apple_needs2_growup

    Samsung is just defending against Apples lame lawsuits, Apple started this crap.

  • Bob

    All due time Apple will drown out like it did in the past..but this time there will be no great innovator to save their asses..

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