Apple hoping 132-page iPhone comparison could be Samsung’s undoing

Apple hoping 132-page iPhone comparison could be Samsung’s undoingIf we had just one wish, it’d be for Apple and Samsung to cease their global courtroom bickering and instead pump the presumably astronomical legal fees into R&D.

In the meantime, in the absence of a magic lamp, the San Jose-based trial continues, and Apple has submitted an intriguing Samsung-penned comparison of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S. Uh oh.

The 132-page document goes into painstaking detail about various features, including the lighting effect on icons, the “emotional satisfaction” of sound effects when setting an alarm (seriously), and the way attachments are displayed in emails.

To be fair, the document predominantly appears to be concerned with areas in which the iPhone outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S, as opposed to identifying elements that can be balls-out stolen.

Indeed, one suggestion for improvement is: “Remove a feeling that iPhone’s menu icons are copied [by the Samsung Galaxy S] by differentiating design.”

However, one page notes that the iPhone benefits from comparatively small keys and larger spacing on its virtual keyboard, while the Samsung Galaxy S’ large keys/small spacing combo yields typos.

Samsung also notes that the iPhone’s calendar icon is dynamic (displaying the current date), while the Galaxy S has a fixed icon.

And we all know how many Samsung smartphones have been sold based on the dynamic calendar icon, right? Billions and billions.

via: AllThingsD

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6 comments

Pondlife  Aug. 8, 2012 at 12:15

Sheesh 132 pages if they put that much effort into manuals we might get less dumb questions on here.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 8, 2012 at 12:46

Who would have thought?
What would any intelligent person do when presented with two phones side by side?

Note to self: avoid taking out any non-Apple product in Apple store due to possibility of arrest and lawsuit. Under any circumstances do not hold non-Apple phone next to iPhone.

universe1992  Aug. 8, 2012 at 13:41

I wouldnt buy any apple product if it was the last phone on earth!

timy  Aug. 8, 2012 at 15:23

my nokia n9 has a dynamic calendar icon, im now waiting for the knock on the door.......

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 16:01

I wouldnt buy any apple product if it was the last phone on earth!
Why not?

Pondlife  Aug. 8, 2012 at 16:07

Well there wouldn't be any point couldn't call or text anyone. Guessing the networks would be down anyway

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