Samsung is a company that has a long history of both leading and following, though it is difficult to argue that the success the company is currently enjoying with its smartphone business can be attributed in part to its uncanny ability to do the latter. In fact, the company’s handset sales didn’t really start to take off until executives created a confidential 132-page internal document detailing exactly how engineers should copy the iPhone pixel by pixel. Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones improved by leaps and bounds after their software was reworked in the iPhone’s image, and since then, the company has worked to veer away from iOS and carve out its own path.
When it comes to allegations that Samsung may have stolen various physical design elements from Apple devices, however, it looks like Samsung’s biggest iPhone ripoff is yet to come. More →