Best Buy Customers Thought Galaxy Tabs Were iPads

Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Left) iPad (Right)Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Left) iPad (Right)As the giant lawsuit between Apple and Samsung continues to heat up in preparation for the July 30th trials, some interesting information makes its way to the surface. Apparently Google along with other companies may have warned Samsung that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looked a little too much like the iPad. In addition, it looks like a few Best Buy customers may have needed a warning of their own.

According to some recently released legal documents examined by All Things D:

Samsung was forced to release a bunch of documents it had been keeping under seal that show the likeness between its products and Apple’s. Examples outlined in the documents include comments from Samsung workers discussing similarities with Apple’s products, and reports Samsung got from retailer Best Buy that Samsung tablets were being returned because customers thought they were getting iPads. Samsung still has a pending motion to prevent all of this information from being included at trial.

There is certainly an argument to be made regarding the similar design of the two tablets, as this ongoing battle clearly indicates. But is it really so bad that customers would take home the wrong one? Seeing as how the words Apple or iPad are nowhere to be found on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 box, we can't help but shamefully bury our faces in our palms at this one.

 

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  • cryogenic
    "Best Buy Customers Thought Galaxy Tabs Were iPads"

    That just about sums it up about Apple fan base these days!
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  • lahawzel
    Not like you can expect much else for people who still go to Best Buy to buy their electronics, like those $50 gold-plated HDMI cables or $99 keyboard with rubber domes that has worse everything compared to a $20 Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000.
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  • hotroderx
    I am waiting for Goodyear to sue Firestone for design infringement. I cant tell the difference between a Goodyear tire and Firestone tire unless I take a good hard look at them. There both basically Round with a big hole cut in the center. Its obvious Firestone copied Goodyears design there are so many different ways to design a tire.

    /end sarcasm

    Tell yea the truth if I was apple I don't think I would want this article published. Just shows how stupid some of the I-Sheep truly are.
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  • lahawzel
    Not like you can expect much else for people who still go to Best Buy to buy their electronics, like those $50 gold-plated HDMI cables or $99 keyboard with rubber domes that has worse everything compared to a $20 Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000.
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  • cryogenic
    "Best Buy Customers Thought Galaxy Tabs Were iPads"

    That just about sums it up about Apple fan base these days!
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  • Miharu
    The boxes aren't the same! Let's figure out­.

    If they're stupid enough to buy the bad one, they just have to return it. End of story.

    I think this story is (MOSTLY) made up just to help the trial. Best Buy and Apple are pretty good friend.
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