Apple lists smartphones, tablets design alternatives for Samsung

Well! This cannot be counted as a twist to the raging lawsuit battle ongoing between Apple and Samsung, globally, but nevertheless, it can be cited as "what could've been" between the two technology giants. Reportedly, Apple who's been engaged in a bitter battle with its one-time friend, Samsung believes that had the latter followed some alternative design ideas for their smartphones and tablets, the story would've been different. The outline picture of the lawsuit isn't something that has been hidden in the eyes of the world. Apple believed that Samsung has been copying the designs of Apple's iPad, to build their own Galaxy line of tablets.


The ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple ...

The ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple ...




Now, Apple believes that Samsung should've designed their smartphones and tablets bearing in mind the following pointers, according to filing with U.S District Court Northern District of California to evade a lawsuit. As per a report in PC World, the parameters are as follows:


Alternative smartphone designs:


  • Front surfaces that are not black or clear
  • Front surfaces that are not rectangular, not flat, and without rounded corners
  • Display screens that are more square than rectangular or not rectangular at all
  • Display screens that are not centered on the front surface of the phone and that have substantial lateral borders
  • Speaker openings that are not horizontal slots with rounded ends and that are not centered above the display screen
  • Front surfaces that contain substantial adornment
  • Phones without bezels at all or very different-looking bezels that are not thin, uniform, and with an inwardly sloping profile


Alternative tablet designs:


  • Overall shapes that are not rectangular with four flat sides or that do not have four rounded corners
  • Front surfaces that are not completely flat or clear and that have substantial adornment
  • Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface
  • Profiles that are not thin
  • A cluttered appearance


Simply put, Samsung's tablets can be either circular in shape or triangular, or they could take a safer bet with square. Similarly, Apple states that Samsung should've designed their smartphones in such a way, that again they are 'not rectangular', with screens 'more square', than being rectangular. What do you think?


Alternatively, get a complete view of the Apple vs Samsung lawsuit, here

Published Date: Dec 06, 2011 10:25 am | Updated Date: Dec 06, 2011 10:25 am