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The Apple vs. Samsung trial is just a few days away, but the legal proceedings are already providing insight into the inner workings of Cupertino

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Have you considered using a smaller font?

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Have you considered using a smaller font?

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I fixed it. Some times copying/pasting from TheVerge doesnt work to well.

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I just don't see the sony influence. what sony equipment in or before 2004 looked ike that ? Looks more like a panasonic lumix camera with the button and metal rim, but even that is stretching a lot....

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I fixed it. Some times copying/pasting from TheVerge doesnt work to well.

so don't copy/paste from other sites and just post a link.

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I just don't see the sony influence. what sony equipment in or before 2004 looked ike that ? Looks more like a panasonic lumix camera with the button and metal rim, but even that is stretching a lot....

Did you look at all the pics? The iPhone 4 looks a lot like the Jony.

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looks like apple copied from sony.

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Ahhhaa this is GOLD.

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This is news? Apple's decision to make "aspirational" products was driven by their desire to emulate Sony. The Sony brand used to carry a significant premium. Their TVs used to be at least a couple hundred dollars more expensive than Samsung, Panasonic or any of the crappy US brands.

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Apple just needs to suck it, and realize that it's not copying, it's just seeing a normal, useful design and improving on it...

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I would be curious to see the Sony phone they claim it's copied from

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I would be curious to see the Sony phone they claim it's copied from

Influenced by Sony... not copied.

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Influenced by Sony... not copied.

Fine, I would like the see the 2006 Sony phone that influenced that prototype (I'm seriously curious, not trolling at all)

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Fine, I would like the see the 2006 Sony phone that influenced that prototype (I'm seriously curious, not trolling at all)

Don't think that a product was actually released by Sony. These are just prototypes they had. But I dont think thats the point of this article.

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Did you look at all the pics? The iPhone 4 looks a lot like the Jony.

yes.... and the "jony" was one of the iphone prototypes, according to the article you posted. they just changed the sony logo to jony on one of the renders.

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Wow ... seriously.

Clearly the 'Sony' reference was a metaphor used to imply 'sleek, modern, clean'. Nothing to do with 'Copy sony'.

This design looks like an extension of the iPod Nano from years before... which Apple designed. This is grasping at straws on Samsung's part.

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yes.... and the "jony" was one of the iphone prototypes, according to the article you posted. they just changed the sony logo to jony on one of the renders.

So the article is just badly written and the first part makes it sound like the images are in fact Apple's own 2006 protoypes with sony logo's to show inspiration, while they are actually Sony protopypes that inspired Apple.

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yes.... and the "jony" was one of the iphone prototypes, according to the article you posted. they just changed the sony logo to jony on one of the renders.

My bad...here is a better article with a better explanation...

http://www.macworld.com/article/1167886/court_documents_apple_looked_to_sony_for_iphone_design_inspiration.html

Apple looked in part to Sony for inspiration in designing its first iPhone, even having an internal designer produce

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i have to wonder how could Samsung got hold of that CAD mockup and Apple got Samsung internal notes?

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i have to wonder how could Samsung got hold of that CAD mockup and Apple got Samsung internal notes?

Exactly. At first I though it was Apple that submitted these renders to the court at which I could only think "Why?". And now it appears that it was Samsung that did it. And how did they get such internal information?

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Exactly. At first I though it was Apple that submitted these renders to the court at which I could only think "Why?". And now it appears that it was Samsung that did it. And how did they get such internal information?

Apple has some dirt on Samsung as well. Internal stuff. There is a lot more info that has been released I have been reading. Just dont feel like posting it here ATM as there are going to be many more articles to come.

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Wow ... seriously.

Clearly the 'Sony' reference was a metaphor used to imply 'sleek, modern, clean'. Nothing to do with 'Copy sony'.

This design looks like an extension of the iPod Nano from years before... which Apple designed. This is grasping at straws on Samsung's part.

Then you are a moron if you believe that.

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This is grasping at straws on Samsung's part.

They both are grasping at straws. Up to the jury to decide who has the shortest one.

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Apple has some dirt on Samsung as well. Internal stuff. There is a lot more info that has been released I have been reading. Just dont feel like posting it here ATM as there are going to be many more articles to come.

But my question still remains, how did they dig this up? I can't imagine some disgruntled employee giving/selling this stuff away without the other party barring the evidence from the court (illegally obtained evidence?) nor has

this information been floating around on the internet via some unknown channels, since if that was the case, pro-Apple blogs (basically 80% of the blogs) would have already posted them.

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My bad...here is a better article with a better explanation...

And that article as well as the firts one both indicate what I first thought I read. The Jony phone was designed by an Apple employee, working at apple. and they wrote sony one it, except for on pic where they wrote Jony in reference to Ives. This early design was the brought up again, later.

So The phone is designed by Apple. the only thing they said was "design something that looks sony is" and for some reason the dude wrote sony on it. In any case. I still don't see how the Jony phone is Sony inspired as it doesn't look like any sony device. at most it could slightly, very very slightly resemble Panasonic lumix cameras a wee tiny bit.

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