/// Samsung’s 2010 Report Says its Galaxy Would Be Better If it Were Just More Like the iPhone

August 8, 2012  |  All Things Digital


As part of its case against Samsung , Apple has shown snippets of an internal Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S phone with the iPhone. On Tuesday, Apple managed to get the whole 132-page document admitted into evidence. And it’s a doozy. The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung’s phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung’s product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone. In short, the evaluation report makes the case that the Galaxy (identified here as the “S1″) would be better if it behaved more like the iPhone and featured a similar user interface. And it appears to play directly into Apple’s charge that Samsung “slavishly copied” the iPhone . Samsung has been trying to make the case that the arrival of powerful capacitive touchscreens pushed the whole industry toward something like the iPhone. This document helps show how one can have a similarly sized slab of glass and still come up short — as Samsung itself concludes it did initially. Of course, to win its case, Apple will have to prove not just that Samsung made its phones more iPhone-like, but that either it infringed on the specific design and utility patents at issue or that it infringes on specific design elements of the iPhone and iPad — what’s known in legal terms as trade dress. In court on Tuesday, Apple called a number of experts to testify that the likeness of Samsung’s products to Apple is more than coincidence and constitutes infringement

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