Apple has presented a stream of Samsung’s own internal documents clearly showing that Samsung was terrified of the iPhone and went to great lengths to copy its most attractive features, as John Paczkowski writes in All Things D:
As part of its case against Samsung, Apple has shown snippets of an internal Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S phone with the iPhone. On Tuesday, Apple managed to get the whole 132-page document admitted into evidence. And it’s a doozy. The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung’s phone stacks up against the iPhone.
Authored by Samsung’s product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone.
Follow the link to see the entire 132-page document he describes. It is stunning.
And while I am on the subject of Samsung, check this out:
A new report by a Chinese labor watchdog makes Apple’s Foxconn woes look like a game of spin the bottle, Laptop Mag reports. Untreated injuries? Check. Dangerous workplace? Check. Hitting children and forcing them to stand? Check. This is bad.
The report chronicles the inner workings of HEG Electronics, which manufactures gadgets on behalf of Samsung. Inside their factories? Kids under the age of 16, being worked like dogs until they bleed. See above. China Labor Watch says it was “stunned” by its contact with child workers and the findings of its investigators….