Apple has amended and expanded its intellectual property right complaint against Samsung to include more products and more patents.
In April, Apple filed suit against the Korean giant, alleging that products like the Galaxy S series of smartphones and the original Galaxy Tab copied the look and feel of Apple products, violating the Cupertino company’s patents and intellectual property.
In the amended complaint, Apple has added a number of handsets — including Droid Charge 4G (whichMashable recently reviewed) and the Galaxy S II.
We decided to take a look at some of the Samsung products Apple claims violate its intellectual property to see just how similar the design and UI aesthetic is to the big fruit.
Apple released the first iPhone in June 2007.
This is the smartphone Samsung was selling in 2007, the BlackJack 2.
This is the Samsung Galaxy S, which debuted in 2010.
Released in 2008, the iPhone 3G differed only slightly from its predecessor but had a slightly different back/side-housing.
The Samsung Showcase i500 was released in 2011 and shares similarities with the form factor and aesthetic of the iPhone 3G.
Released in 2009, the iPhone 3GS looks identical to the iPhone 3G, but was significantly faster under the hood.
Apple amended its lawsuit against Samsung to include the recently released Droid Charge in the list of infringing devices.
Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S was the only version to include a slide-out keyboard. Nevertheless, Apple still included the Epic 4G in its list of infringing devices.
Google’s Nexus S and Nexus S 4G devices have a curved glass screen but also share a similar shape and icon layout as the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS series.
The application bar in the TouchWiz interface in the Galaxy S Captivate from AT&T resembles Apple’s iOS.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy S 4G shares similarities with earlier iPhone devices.
T-Mobile’s first Galaxy S device, the Vibrant, also shares a similar body style as the iPhone 3GS.
Apple released the iPhone 4 in June 2010.
The well-reviewed Galaxy S II is starting to hit stores in Europe and Asia.
AT&T’s Infuse 4G looks similar to the body style and button layout as the iPhone 4.
The iPad was first released in March 2010 and managed to reboot the entire tablet PC market.
The design, which many criticized as simply being an oversized iPod touch, was unlike any other tablet computer on the market.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 4G was originally released in a 7″ form factor.
Slower than expected sales convinced Samsung to reconsider its size strategy.
The iPad 2 was released in March 2011 and has managed to sell out in every market.
Thinner than its predecessor, while still retaining the same beautiful screen, the devices is dominating the tablet market.
Samsung went back to the drawing board and re-designed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 after showing it off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2011.
The final version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is thin — Samsung claims it’s thinner than the iPad 2.