Did Samsung just copy Apple again with this ‘Samsung Store’?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by entatlrg, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' as they say, lol.

    How pathetic can Samsung be. They're mimicking Apple in every respect. Innovators with their own design sense? No, not in any respect. Just look at their Samsung Store, blue shirts, maple tables ... Samsung must eat, think and drink Apple kool-aid even more than us so called 'Apple fan boys'.

    It's ridiculous, and people want to buy products made by this company, hilarious!

  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Retail... well, luckily Apple doesn't have a patent on retail layout. Anyways, back to topic... Samsung can do as they wish.

    Microsoft started this as well a bit before Samsung, let's see how it plays out.
  3. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Sure, Samsung can do as they like ... but geez when is enough enough ... now they've got genius clones, LOL.

    Shows how cowardly they are to actually innovate and try things on their own in the beginning ... same blue T-Shirts ... doing everything they can to duplicate Apple's success.

    What do they hope people see a blue T-shirt genius clone at a maple table and think it's an Apple store?

    Samsung is on the way to destroying their own reputation.
  4. DanteMann, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012

    DanteMann macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2011

    Seriously buddy, get a grip. It's no shock so many people end up hating Apple. It's because their blind followers are so nuts. Do you seriously think that Apple invented the retail store. First off, Sony and MS both have stores. Second, that Samsung store isn't using cheap IKEA looking tables either. As for the employees uniforms? Their wearing Samsung Blue polo shirts. As opposed to Apple cheap looking blue t-shirts. Blue is not even Apple's corporate colors, where in the case of Samsung, it is. And I don't think they arrogantly call themselves geniuses either. What an effing joke.
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Samsung is so obvious.... LMAO.

    What Samsung is doing is equivalent to pointing your finger extremely close to someone's face and saying "I'm not touching you".
  6. TheMacBookPro, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012

    TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    Look at Samsung's logo. Yeah, blue.

    I didn't know that Apple were the first company to start using maple tables. I guess my apartment is an Apple Store clone too. Look, I'm even wearing a blue t-shirt!
  7. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I don't think Apple has patented having your own retail store.
  8. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Looks like it. Now if they would only copy the return and exchange policy and id be happy ;)
  9. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    The only thing worse than apple & their shenanigans is Samsung copying the same said shenanigans.
  10. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Yep, Samsung took ideas and cues from Apple on their retail store. As did Microsoft. Did Wal-Mart copy KMart or Target? Did Comet copy Best Buy? (<- reference to UK). No one cares, except for those that despise anything not Apple.

    And I wish I had a Samsung store and a Sony one too. I would go to those stores as often as I do the Apple store near me.
  11. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    I think you're be very silly. Offering in store support staff with some level of technical knowledge is a good thing if they can make it into a profitable retail business. In Apple's case, do you think they wouldn't copy a good idea? Blue shirts remind me more of Best Buy, but that's irrelevant here. If you look at Microsoft, a big concern is brand identity. They want to ensure that they remain known by more than the IT crowd:D. This should also be a concern for Samsung, but trying to determine copying quickly devolves into a lot of pointless FUD. Note the prior store design with the icons that wasn't even commissioned by Samsung. I can't remember the store name or I'd link it for reference.
  12. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Actually it looks a lot more like Apple stores copied Cingular (AT&T) stores first. They look exactly alike except for the colors.
  13. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Don't worry OP, maybe Apple will patent blue t-shirts and nice tables and they'll be able to litigate.
  14. NbinHD macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    Macbook Pro 13'' - Mid 2012 Baseline
    Does Apple have a patent on there stores too? Probably, it is Apple. Mate, stop making up these stupid reasons to why Samsung is a 'bad' company. Yes, they may have a copied Apple in the latest fight, which mind you was from their Samsung Galaxy S device, which was one of there fist devices into the smartphone market, but just quit it. The tables don't look anything like Apple's, nor does the store itself and with the blue t-shirts, Samsung logo is the word Samsung in blue. Now, with that said, can you please stop making these pointless threads.
  15. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    There is nothing wrong with copying a successful and useful idea UNLESS IT'S PROTECTED BY PATENT OR COPYRIGHT.

    There. Was that loud enough to get the message across?
  16. macfrik macrumors 6502


    Mar 21, 2009
    As previous poster pointed out, any business can do what apple did and not get sued or anything as long as there is no copyright protecting it.
  17. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
  18. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I ask this question because I do not know the answer. Can a layout and feel of a shop be copyrighted?
  19. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Its a electronics store. How else do you think they should lay it out? Hang Laptops and screens from the ceiling with wires? Maybe use shelves like shoe stores use to put things on?

    I guess Best Buy and Frys should redo their whole store. There are gigantic Apple clones :rolleyes:

    Really, who cares what the stores looks like. You try to make the store look good while having the products easily accessible.

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