The iOS vs Android war have been going on for a couple of years now. To be honest I think that having conversations about which OS is the best has a positive impact on the costumer in general, thus it most likely gives the general costumer a better view of what's avaible on the market, which platform is capable of performing a specific task and so on. Yes, sometimes it gets to much but normally I don't think it make much harm. If you've ever read a conversation between two different persons who prefere different OS it's common that the sentence "X (X=Android/iOS/Windows Phone etc) was first with Y (new design, better performance etc) and than claiming that the other company copied the other. I will use a fresh example to make it 100% clear what I'm talking about. There have been numerous of threads, posts and articles saying that Samsung copied the fingerprint scanner from Apple. I don't say they did, I don't say they didn't. I'm just question if it even would be possible to copy it. The iPhone 5s was unveiled September 10, 2013. Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled February 24, 2014. That's a little more than five months later. I've now come to my issue. Is it really possible to develop such a (I think) complicated thing to a level high enough for putting in a smartphone? A flagship smartphone that probably will sell in a couple of millions units? My theory is that Samsung have been developing it for much longer time. I actually think they were going to ship the S5 with it with no intention to copy Apple. Apple just released it first. I don't only think my theory cover this specific example. I think it goes for a lot of different conflicts in this "war". What do you think? Ps. I don't take any side in this "war". I just felt to share my thoughts and I'm curios about the response.