Hey guys, I was at dinner tonight with an old friend, when he put his phone on the table. Without my glasses, it looked like an iPhone 4, but when I put on my glasses later, I realized it was actually a different phone. It was the Samsung Eternity 1 (from 2008). I was quite taken back at the similarity in design between the Eternity and the iPhone 4. The design is basically like the iPhone 4: flat front, flat back, and a pseudo-metal band wrapped around the edges of the phone. Front is plastic/glass, and back is black plastic. Camera on the back left (no flash), volume slider keys on the left near where the iPhone's are. The phone did feel cheap/plastic-y, however. But the remarkable similarity in design has me wondering. I have attached a few pictures for a comparison. Could Samsung be involved in some deep corporate espionage with Apple? I know that Samsung Eternity was released in 2008, and iPhone 4 in 2010. But the similarities are a bit too great for me to dismiss this as coincidence, just personally speaking. It's stretching it a bit, but my personal thinking is that Samsung might have "stumbled" upon a very early iPhone 4 sketch (1 year early), and adopted the design before Apple had a chance to. This might also be the case with Samsung Galaxy S2: a copy of the iPhone 5 design, before Apple revealed it. Perhaps this is why Apple is going so aggressively after Samsung: for copying quite literally every iPhone design. Worst case scenario (and I certainly don't think this is the case) is that Apple copied Samsung Eternity with the iPhone 4. But that doesn't really sound right What do you guys think? Is the Samsung Eternity (2008) based on early sketches of the iPhone 4 (2010)? And might Samsung have copied the iPhone 5 design yet again with GS2? All I can say now is that, I can now see why Apple is going after Samsung so aggressively now.