Everything from trade dress to connectors, commercials to store displays. Remember this? Here's the latest. http://www.macgasm.net/2012/01/03/samsung-shameless-steals-iphone-3g-design/ http://www.bgr.in/manufacturers/sam...e-samsung-galaxy-ace-plus-vs-apple-iphone-3g/ Slavish copier Samsung shamelessly steals Apple's iPhone 3G design – again -------------------------------------------------------- What's interesting to note is that while the industry at large follows Apple in a lot of ways - right down to attempting to ape (poorly) their vertical integration strategy (Hi, HP!) - for some reason it's always Samsung that we see time and time again crossing the line. Not Motorola, not HTC, not LG. It's always Samsung we're hearing about. So when Joshua Schnell says: "Samsung’s product plan for 2012? Become an official Apple counterfeiter, and care not one iota about doing it", there's more than a little bit of truth to it. Why is it always Samsung? And do note that for the most part it isn't Apple that notices it and brings it to everyone's attention via legal filings made public, but the industry at large (including the admin staff right here at MR.) The connectors, the commercials, the fully-endorsed and "certified" Smart Cover ripoff, etc. All of this is far too conspicuous to miss, no matter what your level of experience with tech. Admittedly, it's flattering for Apple, and perhaps someone at Samsung really believes that is a justification for what they're doing. After all, Apple's designs are so effective that they stand the test of time. the iPhone 4S still looks the most elegant among all smartphones. The 3GS' design, brought over from its predecessor, outsold most newer Android models. All very impressive, and Samsung seems to be making a smart choice (perhaps one of the reasons they've risen to become the premiere purveyor of Android devices?) But this is getting a little ridiculous. Why not copy Motorola? Call it the LAZR or PHAZR something . . . then again, Moto has all the cachet of a tractor.