Apple is currently suing rival Samsung Electronics over the copies of design of its key iPhone and iPad products. The technology giant claims that the South Korean firm's line produces the Galaxy mobile phones and tablets which are "blatant" copies of iPads and iPhones instead of being original and innovative. Apple filed suit against the Korean giant which alleged that products like Galaxy S series of smartphones, Galaxy Tab, Droid Charge 4G and the Galaxy S II. Just days after the lawsuit, Samsung has already hit back the tech giant. Samsung accused Apple of infringing ten mobile technology patents in a countersuit which is filed in South Korea, Germany and Japan.
While the legal battle between Apple and Samsung begins heating up the tech market, let's take a look at some of the Samsung products Apple claims violate its intellectual property.
Apple launched the first iPhone of the series in 2007. The first smartphone of the series has already changed the aesthetics, operating systems and designs of mobile phone world
The Samsung Galaxy S made its first debut in 2010
The iPhone 3G is released in 2008 which features a slightly different back/side-housing
The Samsung Showcase i500 is said to imitate the form factor and aesthetic of the iPhone 3G
The iPhone 3GS is similar to iPhone 3G but faster than the old processor
The Google's Nexus S and Nexus S 4G has the same shape as iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS series
The body of Galaxy S vibrant looks like that of the iPhone 3GS
Apple released the iPhone 4 in June 2010 which has unique design than any other products on the market
The Galaxy S II is said to be similar to the Apple’s iPhone 4 in shape and size
The iPad with multiple features and sleek design was released in March 2010. This is both an oversized iPod touch and a tablet computer
Galaxy Tab 4G
Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 4G look like the other iPad
The iPad 2, which made its debut in March 2011, is currently dominating the tablet market
The final version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device is even thinner than Apple’s iPad 2