132-page Internal Document Shows How Samsung Set Out To Copy The iPhone Pixel By Pixel
This might just be the nail in the coffin for Samsung. An internal memo dated February 2010 has come forth in the Samsung-Apple patent trial, and this one is rather convincing.
The memo by JK Shin of Samsung expressed outrage at how far behind Samsung’s user experience was compared to even Apple’s first iPhone, which had existed for three years by that time. He stated that the difference between the iPhone and Samsung’s devices was like “Heaven and Earth,” and if that seemed damning at all, there is a 132-slide report that damages the case further.
In March 2010, one month after that memo was sent, Samsung put together a lengthy, 132-slide report comparing the iPhone’s UI to the Samsung Galaxy UI, detailing hundreds of ways that Samsung devices should be more like Apple’s. “In short, the evaluation report makes the case that the Galaxy would be better if it behaved more like the iPhone and featured a similar user interface,” stated John Paczkowski and Ina Fried of AllThingsD.
Apple attorneys presented the internal memo on Tuesday afternoon, adding a significant amount of strength to their case, especially considering that their case is centered on the claim that Samsung intentionally copied Apple’s iPhone.