So do you think the Galaxy S3 looks like an iPhone.

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  1. Timzer, Jun 6, 2012
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    macrumors 6502

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    Ok we know Apple thinks the Galaxy S3 looks like an iPhone, but do you actually agree with this. Will the average shopper pick up a Galaxy S3 and think they are holding an iPhone?

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    Yup

    Total copy
     
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    4.8" screen, completely different case/shape/look.... yup 100% resembles an iPhone.
     
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    I agree it looks a bit similar. But you have to take into consideration that at a certain point designs almost have to overlap. There's only so many ways you can configure a similarly-sized device before they start to look quite similar. I think Samsung fed off the idea of the iPhone but made enough adjustments to differentiate it.
     
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    No I don't.
     
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    That comparison could be made between just about ALL smartphones, not just the S3 or iPhones.

    Heck, the iPhone 4 looks similar to the Samsung Eternity (which came out in 2008 and isn't classified as a smartphone).

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    No. What part looks like it? don't tell me the shape cuz that's the shape of ALL smartphones. geeez... are we grasping here?
     
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    No - I personally think it is quite clear the S3 does not copy the iPhone. I believe (speculating, arguably) that internally they also do not think it is a copy - they are throwing around accusations for the sake of legal bargaining power. Apple did not create the form factor of a touch-screen smartphone. Apple took an existing form factor, made it intuitive, and created lust for their product through exceptional marketing.
     
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    to a degree, all smartphones look alike these days. Almost all of them have a front that is mostly just the screen, very few (in many cases just one) button on the front, and little else. The little nuances like the curve of the back, screen size, and materials used are really all that separate them. I'm not saying they all look exactly alike, but they all pretty much are being designed from the same basic principles.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I dont think the GS3 looks like an iPhone. The GS3 in that picture looks much better IMO.
     
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    3 buttons on the bottom. Apple is famous for employing the simplicity of a single front facing button of which now CTRL-C Sammy has copied....again.
     
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    We do? You have a source on that claim?
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely Not. Only Apple and their lawyers would think they look the same. Apple is being shameful in trying to even suggest it. I find it even hilarious. I don't think you'll find even the hardcore sheep saying they look the same in anyway other than their both a candybar form factor. It was only a matter time before Apple showed their true colors. Yellow.

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    Try using Google next time.

    http://www.todaysiphone.com/2012/06/apple-looking-to-ban-samsung-galaxy-s3-in-the-u-s/
     
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    No.

    In fact, I wish Apple would let users customize their home screens like the S3!

    Quite frankly, as much as I like iOS, its boring. I laugh at the "home screen" thread thats on iPhone forums... each and every un-jail broken home screen looks exactly the same.
     
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    Dude that button has been on every Galaxy device since its inception. The USA versions just didnt get them til now. Only the UK phones had them. I prefer all capacitive buttons to physical button.

    Of course Apple is trying to ban the GS3 in the USA....its their best source for sales and is going to take a big hit here in this one.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Try reading next time.

    It says right in your link that the lawsuit to ban the S3 isn't about how it physically looks like the OP was saying.

     
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    This is the most ludicrous thread I've ever seen. How could anyone mistake these two phones?
     
  18. DanteMann, Jun 6, 2012
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    From CNET This quote is also in my original source link.

    Meanwhile, an Apple spokesperson told CNET in an e-mailed statement today, "It's no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging, This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple's intellectual property when companies steal our ideas."

    I don't know, I think the GS3 falls under the latest product category. What do you think?
    BTW, the OP only said Apple thinks the GS3 looks like the iPhone. I don't think anyone here says that Apple request to ban the S3 is based off the devices looking similar. In which case you should take your own advice: "Try reading next time."

    btw, no hard feelings.
     
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    yep 100%

    /sarcasm.
     
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    I bet Apple secretly thinks the GS3 looks sexy. ;)
     
  21. onthecouchagain, Jun 6, 2012
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    Honestly, if you don't flip the SIII around to the back, it actually looks nicer than the iPhone. I think the back of the SIII is hideous, while the front looks quite nice.

    Conversely, I think the front of the iPhone looks bad (something about the large and unused bezel looks, I don't know, comical now...), but the sides/back are gorgeous.

    : shrug :

    The SIII's front is really quite beautiful:

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    IMO.


    PS. Sorry about the large sizes.
     
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    what a dumb question..of course they DOOOO look alike..:eek::p
     
  23. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For me when it comes to looks in general (phones, cars, people, etc...), I find it's the ones where the looks grow on you that have the longest life. And when you read most of the reviews of the GS3, people are saying it looks better in person than in pics or video. In fact the people that originally didn't like the looks in general are now warming up to the design when you read all the blogs. They also are strongly expressing that it feels incredibly comfortable in the hand. Samsung made the right choice with the design. I don't like white, but for some reason I think it looks good on this phone. I'll actually be picking up a white one.
     
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    I hope Apple wins this suit. The SG3 looks exactly the same as the iPhone. I can't even imagine how Samsung thought that this was not copying the iPhone.

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    1. I couldn't care less what it looks like

    2. they look nothing alike
     

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