Samsung has found themselves in a whole heap of trouble in the latest battle of Apple vs. Samsung. This time Apple has brought a whole grip of images revealing their icons Vs. Samsung’s icons and how they were copied. Some of the images are legitimately a copy and you can clearly see it while others are a bit of a reach. Well, hit the break and you tell us what you think!
First up is the Telephone app icon for the iPhone. Clearly, this is undeniably a copy, or as Samsung would have you believe, an incredible coincidence. You can see the Apple icon on top and the rest of the icons are from various Samsung phones.
Moving on to the iTunes trademark logo compared to Samsung’s choice of their music logo. When you look at any iOS device and its music logo, you can see it’s nothing more than a music note with a white circle. I know when I look at it I don’t see anything more than that. My first impression is not that it’s representing a disc behind a note. See for yourself.
Next is the Setting icon of iOS compared to that of Samsung Android devices. This one has me confused as to why Apple is claiming it against Samsung when the ‘gear’ has been the icon for settings ever since the Android 1.6 Donut days. Take a look at Apple’s Icon, then Samsung’s and finally the icon pack from Android 1.6 to see what I’m getting at.
Notes applications are on both the iPhone and Samsung Android phones. When you look at the icons you can see that both color and paper type were copied. This is silly to me, I’m truly wondering if Samsung’s artists were either really lazy, or just completely oblivious to the fact that Apple’s icons are the same. You and I both know there are more ways than one to convey a “Notes” app.
Next, take a look at Apple’s shoddy attempt at claiming Samsung is copying the “Photo” app icon. Yes, they both have a flower, but Samsung’s has two pictures of said flower on top of the same flower and a play button (why…I have no idea). While Apple’s is a clear picture of a Sunflower with a blue sky and clouds in the background. C’mon, APPLE!
Last and certainly not least is Apple’s Contacts app icon. You can see the color scheme has changed but they both show a picture of a person on some sort of bound book. Really? I mean…REALLY? Samsung, there are many ways to make a contacts icon, can’t you just come up with something that will leave you above reproach? I’m not necessarily agreeing with Apple here, but I do wonder if Samsung can be more original.
In closing I have one burning question for you: Why is it that mostly every one of Samsung’s icons is different for each phone they manufacture? Now, I don’t run a multibillion dollar company, but I’m pretty sure NOT designing a different icon for every phone would be in their best interest, not to mention really fun for the artist! Yeah I know, some of the phones all have similar icons, but I think you get what I’m saying.
This isn’t the last we have heard in this case and we’ll be sure to update you the moment we know more!