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Samsung wanted to justify stealing the iPhone's look-and-feel by asserting that Apple itself first stole the design from Sony. Well, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, the actual phone that Sony designed, the one supposedly that Apple ripped off in the first place was nothing more, or less, than just a mock-up design first created by, and get this..... Apple itself!
The alleged Sony phone in question, the one that supposedly inspired the iPhone, as you can see above and here, definitely looks like an iPhone, no two-ways about it. The only problem is that the phone was NOT and never was a Sony designed phone to begin with, but rather it was an Apple side project that showed what Apple thought Sony might or could end up producing, but never did! The actual phone that Sony did end up making can be seen here, and as you can easily see, unless one is absolutely crazy or totally-blind doesn't look anywhere near or like that of the iPhone.
In conclusion, Samsung is desperately trying to stop Apple from stopping it and everyone else from producing their own iPhone wannabe knock offs. Samsung, and mostly Samsung, has profited from copying the iPhone, and if Samsung loses this case it would be not only a huge lose for Samsung, but more importantly for Android as a whole, or any other platform that wishes to adopt multi-touch or infringe on Apple's trade-dress. Apparently, even Google warned Samsung not to copy to closely the iPhone, which, more-or-less, helps to support Apple's contention that Samsung copied "every element" from the iPhone.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this rainy Wednesday, August 01, 2012