As we begin week two of the high-profile patent trial between Apple and Samsung, we’re starting to see a lot more evidence submitted by both companies. And this next bit, filed by Apple, is particularly interesting.

In court today, Apple’s legal team presented 6 images to the jury that it believes proves that Samsung intentionally copied its iOS icons for use in its TouchWiz interface it installs in all of its popular Android handsets…

Handset-makers put these layers over Android to separate their devices from the competition (HTC has its Sense UI). But Apple believes that Samsung’s TouchWiz interface doesn’t make it unique, it makes it a copycat.

From the green Phone icon, to the purple Music icon with the eighth note and CD graphic, Apple makes a pretty compelling case. Even if you argue that graphics like a person’s silhouette or a gear have become universal symbols for Address Books and Settings apps, there’s no denying that Samsung’s designers got some inspiration from iOS here. If you’re looking for more proof, CNET has obtained all 6 images.

Apple’s done a great job┬áthus far, outlining the many different ways it feels that Samsung has copied its products. But the trial is far from over. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how the jury interprets all of this evidence in the end.

What do you think? Did Samsung copy Apple’s icons?

  • seyss

    Images “try”? They absolutely prove it!

  • lol

  • When will all this sh*t litigation b/w this 2 big company end?… Seriously? All this look like a movie series. And i’m sure i have missed a lot of seasons and episodes. Wasting money & time on some patent crab. Nonsense! ;(

    • seyss

      If you worked hard to build something and someone just copied it you would have a different opinion on the matter.

      • I think Apple is going too far… And talking about the picture, there’s nothing much that Samsung copied if they even did at all. And don’t forget that every company copy too. Infact, Apple copy alot and always feel they’re mightier than every other company. I’m an Apple fan guy but i hate the way Apple is takin every single thing. Geeezzzz:(

      • Haha there’s nothing much samsung copied, get ur senses right, one home button, black ring around tablet screen, icons and s voice interface. Im no fanboy, just stating the facts.

    • Manuel Molina

      I like how 10 people disliked this comment when in truth, it’s true. This trail is a waste of money and could have bailed out the US 4 times over.

  • although i haaate this case but i have to say samsung copied it

  • Charles Valdez

    and when has Apple NOT been a copycat?

    • Manuel Molina

      I’m starting to see the AppleFags on this site. 16 dislikes on this comment when we all know APPLE has copied at times, too. Seriously ya, like all companies Apple could give two craps about you — coming from an iPhone user who isn’t up the ass of the company who’s product he owns.

      • Please get ur facts right, when and how. I say the entire industry took inspiration from apple, im no fanboy or fag, u are die hard fandroid to post this.

      • @dongiuj

        He uses an iphone. How is that a fandroid?? You need to start thinking before you speak.

      • Yea but what can we do about them. It’s just their mind, choice.
        But anyway we all know that every company copies something from other companies and vice versa.
        So apple fanboys or android fanboys before voting down those people that say the truth, learn or think about it before just voting down.

    • Everytime compared to the industry and samsung, considering the iphone was rather unique.

  • Now this is very lame and
    also too much of an apple fanfag , green icon was not invented from
    apple , phone had that since they were invented and that crapy cd with
    an music note on it it been on windows since 95!

  • Pretty obvious that it was copied. A note to Samsung, if you’re going to do this, at least make an attempt to make it look a little different.

  • Wow I mean the phone is very generic but they even made it green XD
    They could have at least made it a different color!

  • The iPhone is awesome, it should share its awesomeness to less awesome phones

  • Irfan Tarique

    Apple seems to be saying the truth

  • I think that Apple has the best lawyers ever and furthermore the truth on his side (?)

  • @dongiuj

    If samsung copied apple’s icons then my advice is, don’t. There’s no need to. The iphone’s icons are just damn boring.

    • You are crazy

      • @dongiuj

        And why do you say that? Are you trying to say that the iphone icons are interesting?

      • iPhone icons are amazing…

      • @dongiuj

        “Amazing”? How exactly? Square icons in a different colour. Yeah, that’s “amazing” that is.

      • I noe u might not be a fandroid, but u have to say it is rather clean and crisp in the retina display. But even so u might want to custimize ur phone to make it “Interesting”. Anyway, are u a kid?

      • @dongiuj

        I do customize and you are the kid for asking if i’m a kid.

      • Since when have stock icons have been interesting?? Just follow the tutorials in iDB and add theme of ur choice.

      • @dongiuj

        Answer to your first question. Exactly my point.
        Answer to the next point. I know cause i’ve been doing it for the past 3-4 years.

    • you want them to dance..??…

      • @dongiuj


  • i dislike they case as well but i agree with apple

  • Tyler Barber

    SHAME ON YOU SAMSUNG! I dont understand why all of the companies are trying to be like apple. Even all the new laptops are silver with black chiclet buttons and black edging on the screens.

  • I truly feel that Samsung is copying Apple in every way. Like the touch pad, like the graphics, like the icons and moreover, the main design of nowthesedays’s Samsung phones, it resembles the iPhone.

  • The phone is similar, not the itunes icon!

  • Lordthree

    The music one looks like the OLD mac osx icon from iTunes pre 2009. EXACTLY like it

  • Lach Murimi

    Samsung’s R&D department must be full of chinese employees…all they’ve been doing is copying apple!!

  • Hell yeah!

  • Bull shit. It is an attempt to save from being bankrupt in near future!!!
    samsung tops every apple’s shit