Another day goes by and another company copies Apple yet again. This time it's Samsung and its Galaxy Tab UI, which you can see running in the YouTube clip above, and yes, if it looks a little bit familiar to you, well Gizmodo notes that there's a reason for that which you can read here.
They say that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", well that's all fine and dandy, but what frankly ticks me off big time is that when it comes to Apple, they not only copy from it, but they do so while claiming that they are the original innovators, and while on the other hand it is Apple not only copies or innovates, but actually is guilty of stifling the innovation of others! Why, the general attitude is that Apple is a closed system, while they are open and free.
In other words: Apple is evil; while they are all that is good and right in the world!
I suppose that after all of these years of witnessing such low-down behavior from some of Apple's competitors, I guess I really shouldn't be too surprised to see them continuing in all of this bold face hypocrisy. Still, I find it a little bit stomach churning nonetheless.
From the App Store, iTunes, the iPod, cut-n-paste, drag-n-drop, the iPhone and now the iPad, and on and on, Apple's competitors have been copying Apple's every move, all while bitching and whining while doing so.
I'm not sure exactly what Apple is going to reveal, or not reveal, at their upcoming special September 1 event, but I'm pretty dang tooting sure that I can guarantee that if anything new, different and totally unique that you can bet your mother's old training bra that Apple's competitors and detractors will not only first dice and trash it to pieces, but then turn around and copy it, all while claiming that it was basically their own innovation, and at the same time continuing to complain that Apple is holding back every body's else's innovation if anyone dares to mention it!
In conclusion, all I will say is that I wish people would just come up with their own innovation for a change rather than simply bashing and then ripping off Apple! At least Microsoft, famous for copying Apple in the past, is trying a new approach with Windows Mobile 7. Everybody else, Android included, simply are lifting just about everything from the iPhone, or iOS 4, but claiming that they are really the more innovative because they threw in a bigger screen or higher resolution camera, or what have you?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Thursday, August 26, 2010