132 pages of trouble for Samsung.
While Samsung may have gotten away with what could be considered a small victory on Monday, Tuesday was a whole new day and with it came one very big problem for the company. On Tuesday morning, Apple was successful in admitting into evidence the entire 132 pages of an internal Samsung document that compared the iPhone with the Galaxy S and detailed how the Galaxy could be improved.As reported by All Things D, the document clearly reveals the fact that Samsung took Apple's iPhone into heavy consideration when looking to improve its Galaxy S products. The document compares two aspects of the iPhone and Galaxy S (labeled as S1) side by side and includes footnotes for "Directions for Improvement".
In a majority of the pages, these directions involved adding features from the iPhone interface that the S1 lacked. They also involved making adjustments to have the S1 interface better match that of the iPhone. Although common sense will tell you it's only natural for competing companies to compare their products, in the courtroom this document hammers in Apple's assertions that Samsung went through very great lengths to copy its iPhone.Of course, an important part of innovation is to compare your product to that of the industry standard and to find ways to make your product better. Whether you like the device or not, it's indisputable that the iPhone was one of the most popular and best selling smartphones on the market in 2010. Now, we'll just have to wait and see what the jurors think.
You can read the document for yourself here. Did Samsung put too much effort into becoming the iPhone rather than finding original ideas to beat it? Let us know in the comments below.