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Apple Sues Samsung Over Nexus S and Galaxy Line, Copies Look and Feel of iPhone and iPad

I hate for this to sound like I’m defending Apple here, but is anyone actually surprised at them suing Samsung?  Just look at the photo above of a Galaxy S device and what I’m assuming is an iPhone 3GS.  It has the same curves, same cheesy icons, same ugly dock bar and pretty much the same overall look in general.  When I reviewed the Fascinate back in September, I couldn’t help but point out that it mimicked an iPhone, and many of you mentioned it as well.  Here is what Apple had to say about our Android friends from Korea:

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products,” the lawsuit said.

So the Galaxy S line of phones I get, but not the Nexus S and Galaxy Tab.  The Nexus S may have curved corners, but just about every smartphone on the planet has those these days.  And the Galaxy Tab isn’t even near the size of the iPad, nor does its UI look anything like iOS.  If Apple plans to sue Samsung over those devices, then they might as well start suing everyone.  Silly mobile industry.

Thoughts?

Via:  WSJ

  • That’s funny, I don’t recall any Galaxy owners reporting that they had felt like they’d just been raped? That’s the Apple “feel”, right?

  • Anonymous

    and they wonder why no one buys their product…this is just another reason not too..stupid samsung

    • AppleFUD

      You do realize that Samsung is the second largest handset manufacturer in the world only behind Nokia, don’t you?

      Seems like a few people are buying their stuff.

      You do also realize that they are the worlds largest hardware manufacturer. . . in other words, they sell more shit than anyone on the freakin planet.

  • Anonymous

    “Thoughts?” ………………………………..
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    Oh, hey apple, F your mother too!

    Just some thoughts of mine

  • jwd45244

    Look and feel lawsuit? Didn’t we all learn that those kind of lawsuits are stupid when Lotus lost theirs way back in the “dark ages”?

  • Anonymous

    … who copys whom?
    http://i.imgur.com/aLGOQ.jpg

  • Jwildman73

    WOW.. Really??? Seems that you can sue for just about anything these day! If they win I am going to have to sue Brad Pitt for stealing my look!!! Bastard!!! 🙂

  • Luketastic1

    You gotta fix those proportions in the main pic….It makes the (smaller) iPhone look exactly the same size compared to the (quite larger) Galaxy S…

  • Cb2000a

    Lawyers love Apple…..in all fairness though…Sammy that is a fairly close copy…shame…

  • Tesseract 3

    Apple has been pulling stuff like this forever, and currently, lol. Whether this lawsuit is justified or not, Apple is well known for frivolous lawsuits that they will throw on anyone who has a product that slightly resembles theirs. Even if many of the elements of their own product are taken from other products that already exist. Apple also locks down their products hardcore, and has a habit of not listening to their customers. They habitually come out with something that is cool and popular for awhile, and then when people realize that the issues they wanted fixed are either ignored or compounded, the devices keep getting further locked down, and all the updated devices really are, are something shinier, sleeker, and with a couple new tertiary features, they start to lose popularity and market share. I wouldn’t be too worried, whether this lawsuit succeeds or not, Apple cannot control the smartphone market. They don’t have the wherewithal for it. Eventually they will alienate all but their most loyal fans and be relegated to a niche again. Apple has done this stuff before, countless times, they may win some lawsuits and lose others, they may manage to lock down their stuff like crazy, and they may be a strong player for awhile. But eventually they will start to lose customers and they will fail, again. I feel that Apple’s main failing as a company is that they are good at creating hype for new (well not really new, but already existent products that most people didn’t know about, or there wasn’t much support for), creating a new industry standard, and then not sustaining it… EVER. That is their main failing, they just can’t sustain their strategies. I think the problem is overreach, they basically want to have a monopoly over a specific KIND of device. Even if it already existed for a long time, and was just re-imagined by Apple. Problem is, their will always be push back about that kind of behavior from techies and average consumers alike and it will be their downfall. Every time.

  • Immolate

    I expect Apple will try to get injunctive relief on this. It would be unfortunate if they succeeded, not just for the precedent that it would set, but also because Samsung would have an awful time dealing with the impact of having several of it’s most popular products pulled, even for a short time.

    I’m torn on this, as far as the validity of the action is concerned. If we use the car analogy, this is more like Toyata making a car that looks exactly like a Corvette. It would have a different engine, cockpit design, gearing, etc., but there isn’t much doubt that GM would be on it like a duck on a junebug.

    Of course there are differences between the iPhone4 and the Samsung phones. The question is whether they significant enough to make the complete package defensible. The biggest difference is how you interact with the device, and if that becomes the determining factor, I’m confident Samsung will win the day.

    • Anonymous

      Car makers consistently copy the designs of others. When the 300 C came out, Hyundai released a car that greatly resembled it. Hmmm, wait, isnt Hyundai Korean too?

  • Anonymous

    this lawsuit doesnt surprise me…when i went in to first look at the fascinate the guy at the vzw store replied “you mean the samsung iphone?”

  • d-roids

    this is just my feeling but i think apples been doing some pretty drastic things. if this was such a big deal for them why didnt they jus do this from the start. somethings telling me all is not quiet in apple front. either they’re really gonna try and pick a fight with android or they’re using this to divert attention away from something pretty nasty going down in their own house…. but really apple this is pathetic

  • lolapple
    • lolness

      is that a ffc? no way! those didn’t exist before apple invented them.

  • Anonymous

    You know what? GOOD. I’ve hated touch wiz because it’s as hideous as the iPhone, and it’s time that Samsung paid the price for it’s lack of creativity.

  • Mr. Joe

    Yet there are iPhone clones all over China that don’t even try to change things up…

  • derickmc

    Get a life Apple…

  • DROID

    Why does Appfail sew everyone?????? Come on, can’t they just admit there crap sucks??

  • THE DUDE

    everyone rips off apple, from UI’s to products, apple comes out with it first and people find a way to rip them off and add some pointless piece of hardware or software integration. So I say, good on them.

    • DBK

      The Palm Pilot wants a word with you.

    • Fag

      Apple steals too! Don’t get full of yourself.

  • This is like Honda suing Toyota because the Camry has the same user interface and innovative style of the Civic.

  • Mordechai Daniel

    This isn’t really about Samsung… this is about Android. If Apple can win any of these lawsuits, then they get to own competitive advantage going forward. Imagine if Apple were the only phone manufacturer allowed to make Icon driven homepages?… Or imagine if Apple were the only manufacturer allowed to build smartphones that use gestures to unlock them (which they are trying to assert with the HTC lawsuit)? Then they effectively kill their competition. The evil basterds that they are…

    • AppleFUD

      I think you are right however, if you read what apple is suing for much of it has to do with “trade dress” and most likely nothing will come of it other than Sammy making some minor product adjustments. The other bits that they are going for really don’t matter much. All in all this lawsuit isn’t about anything significant that could cause a major advantage for iOS over Android. The other lawsuits may have a little more but I think it’s more about putting a price on Android. If Apple and MS sue everyone that uses Android then those companies have to “pay a price to use Android” and therefore it isn’t free.

      In other words, Apple and MS are spending money to make others pay a fee to use Android lol. . .

  • Arthur

    Icons that launch programs and multiple desktop environments have been around long before Apple ever put them on a mobile device.

    Just busted out one of my old Palm Pilots, rounded corners multiple home screens with icon only interface, games, office software, address book, available media player apps, a web browser for the optional modem, a web sync for a device based (in app) browsing, home, search, and menu soft keys, top bar with time and battery life, SD card slot, desktop syncing software, gesture based writing, comes with a stylus, but is finger friendly, and syncs and charges via USB.

    So yeah, great job Apple you were totally the first.

  • This has been my biggest complaint about TouchWiz from day one – it just looks WAY too much like iOS. Being the patent trolls that they are I’m surprised Apple didn’t try and pull the trigger on this sooner. I just wish Android manufacturers would just simply stick with stock vanilla Android and we’d never have these sorts of problems.

  • androidxoom

    Apple needs to grow up and quit acting like a kid.

  • androidxoom

    Apple needs to grow up and quit acting like a kid.

  • androidxoom

    Apple needs to grow up and quit acting like a kid.

  • I’d love it if all phones were to use stock android with NO UI changes. Android is sexy.

  • Jon

    Sony Should sue apple for making there iPhone4 look like a late 80’s Walkman. The buttons reminded me of it when i first saw it. I had one, really

    • Anonymous

      Samsung should just come up with a better non apple ui, problem solved.

  • AppleFUD

    Didn’t apple loose against Microsoft because, as the judge said, you can’t patent the look and feel of something.

  • Raptor007

    I believe Jobs himself was the snake in the tree tempting Eve with, ahem, an apple of all things. You see it’s Apple who steals patents, ideas and of all things the user interface. They did so to XEROX, when they fail to innovate they attack any other company and create FUD. Jobs has nothing left but paranoia.

    The real question is if you put those two phones in front of a consumer and asked them to pick which one was the iPhone I will bet the correct one would be chosen every time. Simply put everyone knows the iPhone, its called marketing.

    Apple didn’t create the tablet as they claim, Microsoft did so really perhaps Microsoft should sue them.

  • maybe star trek should sue apple for steeling the design of the ipad from the little tablet things on star trek TNG, and the whole black touch screen devices look an awful lot like all the work stations on the TNG enterprise.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung was asking for it with TouchWiz 3, but it seems ridiculous to me that anyone still thinks that Android itself copies iOS.

  • Gee

    Well we all know that at least the Samsung doesn’t suffer from the grip of death. As far as customer service and updates…. Well they may have copied apple on that one 🙂

  • Eric

    I’m so mad that I’m not number one anymore I think I’ll sue somebody. Steve B.J.

  • Let the tedious coverage of this battle begin. My fngers hurt already.

  • Arthur

    Steve Jobs puts his name on all the tech other companies manufacture for him, Samsung’s name should be all over the iPhone. Google’s Nexus S bears the Samsung name, but then again Google licences them Android. I have a feeling the blatant Galaxy iOS rip is Samsung sending a message to Apple, they want more credit. Apple heard them loud and clear and credited them with a knockoff.

  • Anonymous

    Over at engadget someone claiming to be a Samsung employee posted this:
    “Just so you know, iPhone 5’s delay until the end of the year is due to Samsung halting component production for it. And now they’re cryin to the courts to intimidate us and in a hope we would settle by rolling the production again! Ain’t gonna happen baby! “

    • AppleFUD

      That would be very interesting however, I don’t see how Samsung could blatantly halt or slow down production of contracted parts–but what do I know. . . but then again Steve talked a lot of smack about Sammy and that could have pissed them or royally. I would love to see hardware vendors really start sticking it to Apple–screw your 40-60 percent markup. . . time to pay the piper!

    • AppleFUD

      That would be very interesting however, I don’t see how Samsung could blatantly halt or slow down production of contracted parts–but what do I know. . . but then again Steve talked a lot of smack about Sammy and that could have pissed them or royally. I would love to see hardware vendors really start sticking it to Apple–screw your 40-60 percent markup. . . time to pay the piper!

  • xmg

    All I see here is a bunch of Android geeks trying to justify Samsung copy. Don’t get me wrong, I am an Android geek too (and a prod owner of an HTC Desire) and I get angry everytime I see an ignorant-minded apple lover trashing Android on his facebook status. But the truth is Samsung did try to mimic the iPhone’s look and feel on the Galaxy S, no wonder it is what most of my friends are using when they decided to open their eyes to non-apple gadgets but were to afraid to look to far.

    I’m not saying that apple has propriety over the design and that their claim is legally legit, or that they are likely to win in court or not because I don’t have the slightest idea about that. All I’m saying is that it doesn’t take a genius or an apple-freak to see what Samsung did here.

    • Mordechai Daniel

      You should take a gander at the lawsuits Apple has pending against HTC…. Apple is trying to gain ownership of the inherent characteristics of touchscreen smartphones in order to drive Android and other competitors out of the market.

  • Stephen D

    Meh, Apple is falling behind and getting scared, so they’re resorting to suing everyone over stupid things. They might as well sue everyone for “copying” the design since the iPhone is a black rounded edge square, as are tons of phone. But at least Samsung is smart enough to NOT put glass on both sides. But TW, I kinda understand. It does resemble iOS. But if that’s the case, Apple and Samsung should sue LG for their skin copying TW and iOS. I just hope the courts throw this stupid, stupid case out.

  • Pete

    In my opinion it is ridiculous for Apple to sue Samsung for something like this. Its a similar interface yes but to an uninformed average consumer Android is similar as well. The both have a bunch of pages of icons to launch “Apps” as you will…They both make phone calls, send text messages, and surf the web. To me its like Ford suing all car makers for making a an automobile with 4 wheels, an engine, and transmission that drives and runs on gasoline. They are all very similar if you look at the core level. Samsung has not (to my knowledge) advertised or led people to believe their product is an iPhone or anything of that sort. To me this is just part of competition and doing business… Yes Samsungs phones resemble the iPhone a little bit more than most other Android phones but thats how competition works. If Apple is so proud of their product and believe its truly superior then they shouldn’t sit around and worry about things like this because if it is truly better they wont have to worry about losing sales to “look alikes”.

    • Treknologist

      Apple is definitely feeling the pressure form Android, so they are doing this kind of thing. If they were not concerned, they would not even bother.

    • Treknologist

      Apple is definitely feeling the pressure form Android, so they are doing this kind of thing. If they were not concerned, they would not even bother.

    • Ms.Carmen Diva

      The ford analogy doesn’t work exactly though. All cars generally have 4 wheels, an engine, a transmission and runs on gasoline…Just like most modern smartphones have a camera, wifi, email capabilities, social networking integration and perform tasks similar to a computer and run apps.

      It doesn’t matter if Samsung advertised the Galaxy S line as an iphone look alike….The fact of the matter is they both have nearly the same cartoonish looking UI on their phones. I’ve owned a Galaxy S phone and someone actually thought it was an iphone.

      The vibrant espeically could past for an iphone, if u hid the 4 capacitive buttons at the bottom.

      • Pete

        I understand the Ford analogy isn’t the best but just a general statement about how things are obviously very similar in all of their make up but slightly different in subtle ways. Its just the name of the game…

        I also agree that some of their phones could pass for an iPhone but again that would be to just an average uninformed consumer. Most of the buyers of Apple products are buying it for the Apple name not because they know the difference between iOS and Android. Well informed consumers would know the difference. I would bet any one that follows electronics and technology in general would be able to tell the difference pretty quick.

      • Anonymous

        I have a DroidX in an otterbox case and have been asked atleast twice if its liephone.

  • Ms.Carmen Diva

    lol the galaxy s(original), VIbrant and Fascinate/Mesmerize do remind me of an iphone….I think the only phone in the galaxy S line that actually has original hardware would probably be the Samsung Captivate

    I am shocked it took them this long to sue them….Shouldn’t Samsung and Apple both sue LG?
    Their UI looks like touchwiz which i guess looks like iOS

    • Stephen D

      Don’t forget the Continuum! THAT is the most unique hardware. Even though it sucks and shouldn’t be a Galaxy S device.

    • Xpple

      Yeah they should go after LG. . . but then they would all have to explain why their phones look so much like the LG Prada 😉

  • Ms.Carmen Diva

    Time for me to head over to Engadget and read the arguments between IOS and Android fanboys

    • Anonymous

      Gee, I wonder who Engadget is going to side with.

      • Ms.Carmen Diva

        lol i just want to read the comments….of the article haha.
        But i actually have to side with apple on this one and I dont
        particularly care for the iphone.

        Just like I am a Windows Phone 7 girl but the way that they
        have implemented their multi-tasking in a future update(And
        the way it is on the blackberry tablet), is a blatant rip off of
        Webos

      • Ms.Carmen Diva

        lol i just want to read the comments….of the article haha.
        But i actually have to side with apple on this one and I dont
        particularly care for the iphone.

        Just like I am a Windows Phone 7 girl but the way that they
        have implemented their multi-tasking in a future update(And
        the way it is on the blackberry tablet), is a blatant rip off of
        Webos

      • Anonymous

        Even Kellex kinda sided with Apple.

        • Stephen D

          Yeah, but Kellex seems to despise Samsung and post nothing but negative things about them. He didn’t even post that Samsung is standing up to the carriers and not locking bootloaders, and won’t until Google requires it.

    • Anonymous

      Gee, I wonder who Engadget is going to side with.

  • Anonymous

    … i hope samsung gets angry, really really angry.

  • Anonymous

    … i hope samsung gets angry, really really angry.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    my thoughts?

    my thoughts are give me a f****** break. I mean how many different ways can you really make these phones look? come on now.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    my thoughts?

    my thoughts are give me a f****** break. I mean how many different ways can you really make these phones look? come on now.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I think they copied Apple. So what? I dont think you can copyright the alignment of icons.

  • Jeres88

    you can’t sue for look-and-feel… apple has tried this before….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corporation

  • Austin

    I don’t know if it is just me but suing for the look is not quite “Apple’s technology”? Suing for the UI for creating confusion to the customers, I understand but arguing the look of iPhone and iPad is “Apple’s technology” is solid stupid.

  • Devilsephiroth

    What’s really confusing is both phones are manufactured by Samsung. The iPhones are shipped from Samsung warehouses . At first I was upset that they tried to mock that awful iPhone but then I was fine about it cause I found out its the same company.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong! Samsung manufactures the A_ processors. And Thad the only thing they make on the iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    Sammy should revamp Touchwiz and stop jacking designs. It’s mainly the Euro and Tmo Galaxy phones that most look like an iPhone IMO.

  • Spill

    The Galaxy S is a blatant UI rip off. I don’t understand the hardware gripes though, rounded corners, nothing new for Sammy, remember the Omnia? Also after this lawsuit If I were Moto I might rethink look of Gingerblur before releasing the Bionic.

    • Anonymous

      Was thinking the same thing. Actually every time I see a picture of that phone I think giant omnia.

  • Waiting for Apple to go after Motorola, LG and HTC… Seriously, that’s like saying you can’t use a QWERTY keyboard on a laptop. How else are you supposed to have a touchscreen phone?

  • Timmah

    If iOS was my product, and I saw this, I would sue as well. I can see where they are getting at. The hardware attack, is just plain stupid though.

  • Anonymous

    Apple can go to hell.

    Yea the phones look a little alike and operate nothing alike. Boohoo this is how Apple intends to deal with the onslaught that is Android that is at the tipping point of crushing the iphone in every way. Since they cant out innovate, just start suing.

    • Kasperfh

      Isn’t it Samsung that can’t innovate in this situation? I’m not defending Apple but just pointing out how illogical your statement is. If the iPhone 5 looked like the Bionic would you blame Motorola for suing or accuse them of an inability to innovate?

    • Anonymous

      I agree when it comes to the hardware I mean the Nexus S, Captivate looks nothing like a iPhone. But the TouchWiz launcher? No question.

  • And they deserve it

  • And they deserve it

  • This is no surprise with the Galaxy S. But I don’t really get Nexus S…I’m sure they didn’t patent the candy bar form factor (unless someone can prove me wrong).

  • DigitalEnforcer

    Here’s the funny thing… Samsung is manufacturing the A5 processor in the iPhone 5. Way to screw your supplier.

  • I’m still getting a Nexus S 4G. But I actually hadn’t realized how EXACTLY the Galaxy models were copied. Wow. I know there’s only so many things you can do with phone design, but c’mon. That’s absurd. Good job Samsung…

  • Jordan Smith

    I can understand why the Galaxy S line…but the rest… Apple be trippin….wait..when aren’t they?

    • Jordan Smith

      Samsung should also stop supplying chips to Apple now 😛

  • Well Apple has any ground in court if they can prove this affected their sales and customer base, also I wonder if apple has any copyright protection on its side for its phone designs? Either way it will be long drawn out battle and before it gets settled, new designs will be million years away in “Phone years”!

  • )v(urphy

    Ok, one more…don’t bite the hand that feeds you the (micro)chips…. I’m here all day 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet they’ll* be more upset about this!

    http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/html/

    *Apple

    • Anonymous

      …although, that may be the Galaxy S II pictured…

  • storm34x

    Im pretty sure apple should be sued by produce companies. Apple is using the word apple illegally.

  • )v(urphy

    …and the CLOCK app icon shows different times…they have no ground to stand on.

  • Expect triangular phones soon to avoid future lawsuits from Apple.

  • )v(urphy

    Wow, Apple is sue-happy…this is getting ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      They always have been, you’re just hearing about it more now.

  • DigitalDan

    Apple should have sought advice from the Winklevoss twins before suing Samsung. Kinda ironic for the company that took its OS for the Macs from Xerox.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung asked for it IMO… I mean who would be dumb enough to copy apple?

  • Anonymous

    “User Interface and innovative style” (read: look and feel) are not intellectual property. Basically, this is Apple getting desperate at its rapidly shrinking marketshare. There’s no way they’d ever win in court…

    • Rizzidy

      Uh, wrong. See: trademark.

      • Haneymd

        No. Your wrong. See case apple v. Windows. Court ruled in favor of windows. You can not patent the look or feel of your OS. same principle here.

      • Anonymous

        No, you’re wrong. Trademarks do not apply in this situation. Especially when we’re talking about UI layouts and the general hardware design.

        If they did, then my Palm Tungsten T5 from 2001 should be suing the pants off of just about every mobile phone manufacturer out there…

      • Anonymous

        No, you’re wrong. Trademarks do not apply in this situation. Especially when we’re talking about UI layouts and the general hardware design.

        If they did, then my Palm Tungsten T5 from 2001 should be suing the pants off of just about every mobile phone manufacturer out there…

    • Actually, you can patent interface elements and hardware design traits, so yes, those are intellectual property. Whether or not Apple should have sued is another matter, but there’s no doubt Samsung was copying Apple in some key areas.

    • Anonymous

      Apples marketshare hasn’t shrunk at all. Androids is just bigger.

  • Adam

    Apple should get sued because their phone resembles a bar of Dove soap

    • tjhrulz

      No thats to clean for apple

      • Anonymous

        Like this comment if you are a member of the grammar police and it made you retch when you saw tjhrulz use “to” instead of “too”.

  • Jer85008

    Obviously designed to copy the iPhone, no doubt about that. This is Apple’s way of saying they know and to call them on it publicly.

    Typical corporate politics, no big deal. All the big boys pull this crap, so don’t get too worked up over it folks.

    I do wonder how this will affect Apple’s supply of Samsung sourced hard parts for their products, any thoughts on that?

  • Bert336

    and that is the reason why samsung phones suck! 🙂

    • Except the Nexus S 🙂 Although, the Nexus S is only good because it’s a Google phone. If it weren’t for that, I never would have bought it.

  • Mike

    Samsung should stop supplying Apple with components if they’re gonna start something like this.

    • There’s an excellent BusinessWeek article about this from a couple of weeks ago. Apple trashes Samsung, but Samsung has to take their business. Hey, if Apple were a huge part of my business, it’d be tough to turn them down as well.

      • Mike

        Very true but if Apple is trying to take money away from Samsung by doing this, they don’t deserve the business. And if you still deal with Apple, raise the prices on them and then see how they feel.

        • Oh definitely. I wasn’t trying to make it sound like Apple isn’t a douchey company, just that I see why Samsung still does business with them. That being said, Samsung tried to make their TouchWiz look too much like iOS, especially the Fascinate. I think both TouchWiz and iOS look way too cartoony and boring. Give me stock Android every time. I don’t see how the Nexus S fits into all of this though. My Nexus S looks nothing like an iPhone, unless Apple has a patent on the entire smartphone concept. Knowing them, they probably think they do. 🙂

      • Mike

        Very true but if Apple is trying to take money away from Samsung by doing this, they don’t deserve the business. And if you still deal with Apple, raise the prices on them and then see how they feel.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        kind of like Howard Stern is suing the very company he works for and takes a paycheck from

    • i dont think the new ipad has any samsung parts… correlation?

      • ipad2 is using A5 SoC. Guess who its fabbed by? Samsung.

        and their flash memory as well. lol @ apple suing their business partners. apple sinks to new lows.

        • Stephen D

          No, the A5 has nothing to do with Samsung. Neither did the A4. Intrinsity designed the Hummingbird with Samsung, then they designed the A4 with Apple. Apple bought them out, and INTRINSITY designed the A5. Samsung, AFAIK, was on their own with the Exynos in the Galaxy S2. But that doesn’t really matter. I agree, Samsung should just quit supplying Apple and hurt them.

          • Anonymous

            I doubt they can though. They are probably in a lengthy contract.

          • Stephen D

            Yep. And Samsung would definitely be in legal trouble if that happened. Apple kinda has them by the balls with this.

          • Anonymous

            I doubt they can though. They are probably in a lengthy contract.

          • sorry but you’re incorrect. The A4 may have been designed by Apple/Intrinsity, but the manufacturing process was all Samsung. Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303912104575164112770784290.html?mod=rss_Today%27s_Most_Popular

            “The A4 chip comes stacked with another variety of memory chips from Samsung—known as DRAM, for dynamic random-access memory—according to iFixit, which said it used X-ray photography of the chips’ plastic packaging. The proximity of the chips suggests that Samsung also manufactured the A4 for Apple, said Kyle Wiens, iFixit’s chief executive.”

            afaik, Apple does not have their own fab plants, unless those ‘data centers’ are really gonna be fab plants, and fab plants costs $$$, i mean billions and billions of dollars.

          • Stephen D

            I was under the impression that Intrinsity manufactured the chipsets, guess I was misinformed. But that is interesting. So the A4 also has the OneDRAM chip that the Hummingbird does? I know that if it wasn’t for the chip, the Galaxy Ss would have more usable RAM(512 instead of 384), but the Hummingbird and PowerVR SGX 540 would be slower without it.

        • Stephen D

          No, the A5 has nothing to do with Samsung. Neither did the A4. Intrinsity designed the Hummingbird with Samsung, then they designed the A4 with Apple. Apple bought them out, and INTRINSITY designed the A5. Samsung, AFAIK, was on their own with the Exynos in the Galaxy S2. But that doesn’t really matter. I agree, Samsung should just quit supplying Apple and hurt them.

  • Anonymous

    F U APPLE.

  • NotaSheep

    Lol “innovative style” keep dreaming Apple