Samsung Selling iPad Smart Cover Knockoff, Doesn’t Appear to be Afraid of Apple

July 18, 2011
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Samsung and Apple have been going at it as of late regarding patents and product copying. Apple outright claimed that Samsung copied them for devices like the Galaxy S line and even the Galaxy Tab. Apple is currently trying to sue Samsung over these issues. A few days later Samsung counter-sued and this entire thing was already starting to get out of control.

From the latest bit of news coming out I think it is safe to say either Samsung doesn't care, or they aren't all that afraid of Apple. It appears they are now blatantly copying the Smart Cover design that Apple uses on the iPad2 case. They now have a full line with the same design and all the fancy colors the Apple version comes in. Is this a sign of things to come, or is Samsung just playing tough.

A company named Anymode who is not only an official partner of Samsung, but also a lead supplier in Samsung accessories is who is technically behind the amazing and magical new case they are ingeniously calling the "Smart Case". They are showing up all across Korea (Samsung's Home Turf) and the new Smart Case is also in Samsung shops and stores country wide all across Korea as an official accessory. Sounds like they are playing hardball to me, it's your move Apple!

[via Anymode]


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  • MX

    Why can’t Samsung come up with something of their own? The iOS-like skin on Galaxy phone is awfully ugly. Their tab is almost exactly like iPad. And now the cover (Oh, I am sorry, the ‘case’)? This is ridiculous! Android is beautiful as it is, why does Samsung have to go after Apple all the time? 

  • its ok cos

    it is my understanding that apple also copied that design from a 3rd party accessories brand (i remember reading about it several months ago)

  • Samuelchua

    Omg! As much as I love my galaxy s2, really hate Samsung being a cat, copycat that is. Seriously why can’t they have more original ideas?!

    • sammy

      you have no idea what you are talking about.

  • http://twitter.com/Mindplague Mindplague

    Lol! Love it! btw, this was no Apple innovation: http://technologer.net/2011/03/03/did-apple-just-borrow-the-smart-cover-idea-from-incase/

  • agramonte

    really? Apple copied the idea from INCASE original iPad “Magazine” case 

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/03/apple-ipad-2-smart-cover-vs-incase-convertible-magazine-jacket/

  • Degaullelazaro

    Anyone who thinks Samsung is copying the case….they arent…. its a third party vendor….and as stated before apple stole the idea from someone else…. complete waste of an article.

  • sammy

    doen’t matter, it is an ugly cover and design. Samsung just wanted to make a statement.

  • http://twitter.com/esmoger Eric Smoger

    This isn’t a samsung product, therefore samsung isn’t doing anything in this case.

    And it’s not a copy of an Apple design, it’s a copy of an inCase design, which Apple also copied.

  • http://twitter.com/fjl307 Frank Lehnerz

    Samsung IS NOT selling this.