Some of the evidences which Apple supplied are strong enough to support its case against Samsung.
Apple has lodged a case in the court against Samsung for copying its icons designs for Touch Wiz. It has even supplied evidences in support of its claim against Samsung.
Some of the evidences which Apple supplied are strong enough to support its case against Samsung. For example Apple accused Samsung for ripping off the “setting” icon in which the design is different but the components used in graphics seems to be very much common for both.
The case of Apple becomes much stronger with its evidence of the “call” icon of Samsung Touch Wiz matched that of Apple in all is details of layout and color combination.
The “contact” icon is similar to Apple in its shape and graphics but differs in the design part.
The “Notes” apps too are having the similar resemblance and variations with Apple.
The million dollar question
Whether the Samsung actually copied apple designs. For the answer Apple provided more evidence in their current legal battle against Samsung. The most recent piece of evidence of Samsung’s alleged mindless copying of Apple’s iconic design is Samsung’s copycat approach to its iOS’s icons. According to the six icons that Samsung is alleged to have copied include Apple’s trademarked icons for telephone calls, Contacts, Photos, Notes, Settings, and even the iTunes logo.
Similarities & Differences.
- The galaxy S’ phone icon in particular is a white phone in a green rectangle with pinstripes, but in a starburst pattern instead of diagonal.
- The coloring behind the contacts icon was changed in Samsung’s phones, but has similar attributes to Apple’s design; notably the outline and the hole punches.
- Notes looks strikingly similar on the Charm, but resembles Apple’s designs less
- Some of the icons are a bit more of a stretch. The only thing the settings icon on the Samsung phones has in common with the iOS icon is that they are both machineries.
- The photo viewer icons use pictures of sunflower petals, but otherwise don’t copy Apple’s design.
- The iTunes logo could be too generic, as it’s just a CD and some eight notes.