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> no one complained when Samsung or LG copied Apple’s designs

Apple and Samsung were locked in a legal battle over this very issue and in several countries. It was massive news at the time (circa 2011-2012) and even went to the US Supreme Court.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc._v._Samsung_Electron....

And here is a sample of some of the discussion in the tech community.

https://apple.slashdot.org/story/11/04/18/2053241/apple-sues...

There were a lot of people angry at Apple (and some at Samsung). A common refrain at the time was "There are only so many ways you can design a rectangle."




I tend to see "there were a lot of people angry at Apple" and "there are only so many ways you can design a rectangle" as supporting the idea that no one complained when Samsung or LG copied Apple's designs.


From the linked thread: https://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2089310&cid=35860...

> I find things about both platforms that are unique and that I prefer to the other. However, when you look at what Samsung did with their UI... It's pretty pathetic to be honest. They literally copied entire app UIs wholesale (even icons).




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