The legal battles between Apple and Samsung have gone ugly, and it seems this is just the beginning. But if Samsung wants to make a strong case for itself in court, the company had better get its act together.

The above picture was taken in a new Samsung company store in Centro Sicilia, Italy. As you can see, the new store decors include icons of Apple’s own Safari and App Store apps…

Quite embarrassing, to say the least!

Looks like someone just lost his/her job at Samsung.


  • Ethan

    Big deal

    • j

      Yea, I wish they would stop posting this useless shit on here. Why does it matter!
      I think they are just out of things to write about.
      I love IDB when they actually post good stuff.

      • Binary-Stalker

        They’re a blog.

        Just because you don’t have an interest in something doesn’t mean others don’t as well.

      • Sam

        Yeah, stop your whining. This blog is great!

      • +1

      • goofygreek

        @ j You are not the center of the universe, everything does not revolve around you. Just because you dont like it, doesnt mean others wont. I found this to be really funny actually. I am getting tired of almost every other comment being some on whining about the blog. If you dont like it, dont read it. I understand voicing your opinion, free speech, blah blah blah. But seriously, it gets really annoying with a lot of people doing that.

  • ninjaCEO

    Wow. Samsung needs to start rolling some heads in upper management.

    That is really brutal.

  • ipdbsucks

    You know this BLOG used to be better when it was just Sebastien, now all the bloggers here are just copying and pasting shit from or macrumors.
    This is why I stopped reading this blog.

    • Binary-Stalker

      Then why are you still here? This is a developing blog, and if you don’t like what they post on here, you have every right to leave.

      Just don’t bother us with your complaints.

      • goofygreek

        @ CyPhErLoUs. Seriously? So, its ok for someone to bitch about stuff, but when some one else makes an argument about it, they automatically get harassed because there saying what they want to say. I swear, this world is full of a**wholes.

    • Burge

      Just to point out….but look at the name under the post title…

    • goofygreek

      you do realize Sebastien wrote this right?

  • fdxgncgfn

    Scans QR code…. Wait a second, why am I on Apple’s website?

  • Lupius

    Can someone explain how the use of Apple icons undermine Samsung in any way? If this is about copy right infringement, then how do you explain those McDonald’s icons?

    • anotherbrian

      It’s a McDonald’s App that McDonald’s made a icon for, just like all of the other company icons. Safari icon shouldn’t be on a Android or Samsung, McDonalds I’m sure makes a App for Android too.

  • irock2drums

    Do is see a lawsuit coming?

  • I like articles reading short articles like these!

  • F u

    Calm down asshole. Not every post has to be breaking news.

  • This fucking samsung is doing everything to copy apple solutions…

  • Michael

    If this was accidentally: how ..stupid.. can you be? ><

  • Sam

    What is with these idiots complaining about the blog?? Get a life! Don’t come here if you hate it!

    Guys, loving the blog, keep up with regular posts, even with things like this. Stupid Samsung. Still, does it really need to escalate to a law matter? People are too greedy for money.

    • goofygreek

      I don’t think Samsung will let those icons stay up to long. I do see someone getting fired though.

    • Thanks. Thanks a lot. It’s nice to get positive feedback from time to time 🙂

      • Sam

        Haha, hi Sebastien! You are quite welcome my friend. I am privileged you have taken the time to reply to my humble comment! 😛 I will definitely be keeping this blog on my Facebook news feed. When I go on Facebook on my iPhone, about 70% of the posts are updates by this blog. Is it that I have no friends, or because I am clicking these links regularly, I will never know. Perhaps one day I will make a friend… day. A man can dream, can’t he?
        Yes, he can.

      • LMAO!

  • Dusean

    I got a feeling its galaxy s users that’s complaining , they’re just a lil embarrassed right now , it’ll pass over

  • Abuthen

    Two comments taken from the source you quoted [AllThingsD]

    Well, I am Italian so I can tell you how things are. The picture you show is the picture of a Samsung stand which is located into a store in Catania – is is a largely famous electronics store here in Italy, and it’s called “Euronics” (maybe like Best Buy or Radio Shack in the US, I think). It is quite a few years since stores began to decorate walls by applying sticks and logos, so I don’t think Samsung is fully responsible for the decorations. One should email them and ask them who really is behind the idea of putting those Apple images…

    Direct quote from someone who knows the situation:

    This is a store called “Euronics” of Catania, Italy (an electronic shop similar to Best Buy).
    The wall deco belongs to Euronics, not to Samsung. Euronics has been decorating their walls with trademarked logos for some time. The original article is from the Italian press and actually focuses on the interesting “coincide’ of both Samsung store-in-store and Apple store opening on the same day in the same mall.

  • Abuthen

    Oh one more, and from the Euronics (the store itself)

    Euronics ItalyTranslation: ‘These icons cover all the walls of the phone store, and Samsung only has a small section within the entire store. We’ve since removed those icons from that section of the store to not confuse our customers.’

  • Abuthen

    Hmmmm .. silence from the crowd.