10 Things Samsung Copied from Apple
Samsung is regarded as a potential contender of Apple after getting an instant growth in last 2 years & surpassing iPhone 4S sale (Galaxy S III becomes top selling US smartphone). The point of discussion is “Samsung Copied from Apple?” or “It inspired from Apple?”
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination & come up with something having worth. Design arises from a common pool of creativity so you can have another thought on apple vs samsung verdict.
Good artists copy, great artists steal – Pablo Picasso
Reviewers of smart phones and applications introduced by the individual companies suggest that it is Samsung always that copies technologies and designs from Apple and include them in the all-new arrivals (this point is debatable as in the end it’s good for consumers). The articles though describe ten such things (based on resemblance & observations) that the company has copied from Apple, however, if noticed properly, the list will increase obviously. Now, let’s see what copied things Samsung has included in different devices are.
1: Maps: Samsung has blatantly ripped the design of Apple map app interface. Although it is an Android property, Android Maps looks similar to the Apple Maps.
2: iPhone 3GS design: The design and features of Apple iPhone 3GS and Samsung Android phones are the same. In both the phones there are the same Siri Artificial Intelligence, the iCloud content and the dual core chip. Even the camera technology is almost the same in both of these phones.
3: Retail store design: Not only Samsung copies the technological features of Apple, even also it follows the same trend to promote its products. The recent store inBurnaby took the same color blue, like Apple, as its theme color.
4: The music system: There is no such difference between the music players introduced by both the companies. The look of Mac Mini (from Apple) and the Chrome Box (Samsung) are almost the same and both have some equal features.
5: Cover designs: Give a look at those covers available for iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. If you notice thoroughly, a similarity in finding both in the patterns of the covers and in color variation as well. Both the covers are made of the same material. The all through fiber made covers get bared at four corners to make them more stylish.
6: Advertising style TV: According to a recent report, Samsung has selected the same girl to advertise its style TV. It is not yet sure what features Samsung has copied in the TV, but it’s clear that there is no difference between the process of advertising the products. One actor can act in many commercials, but it is not always we see the same actor appearing in the competitors TV ad. Something is catchy!!!.
7: The Siri feature: What is Siri in Apple items is known as an S voice in Samsung smart phones. Both the features serve the same purpose to make calls itself and record applications using the internet. It is being said that this feature was not there in Samsung items, before Apple introduced it.
Siri Artificial Intelligence was promoted by Apple and they successfully market it. Samsung heavily rellying on this feature to market it’s Samsung S 3. Check out the Samsung commercial above.
8: The charger: See the charger style and pattern of iPhone items and Samsung Smartphone’s and you can hardly make any difference in their design. Not only device, but also the functionalities are same in both the chargers.
9: The connecter cable: Like Apple, Samsung also provides with one T shaped and another flat style dock connecter cable with its products. However, it is not sure why Samsung follows the same technology. Perhaps, the company wants to stay in line with its contender.
10: Voice Recording APP: Here the voice recording app looks exactly similar to the Apple’s voice recording app. Apple added the decibel meterbut other than that, it is a simple copycat by samsung.