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[Update] Samsung’s ‘Smart Case’ is a Blatant Smart Cover Knock Off

by on July 18th, 2011

Update: Samsung has spoken out about the Smart Case via their blog:

As a general practice, Samsung Electronics reviews and approves all accessories produced by partners before they are given the “Designed for Samsung Mobile” mark.

In this case, approval was not given to Anymode for the accessory to feature this official designation. We are working with Anymode to address this oversight and the product has already been removed from the Anymode sales website. The product has not been sold.

“Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” -Pablo Picasso

The above quote from the revered Spanish painter has been used by Steve Jobs before, but now it seems to have come full circle and taken a bite from Apple. Samsung is currently being sued by Apple for copying Apple’s iPhone and iPad designs. Samsung has vehemently denied the accusations.

Now, the latest images from Samsung’s Smart Case for their Samsung Galaxy Tab might have you thinking otherwise. I think the pictures below speak for themselves:

…and for comparisons sake, here’s Apple’s Smart Cover:

Well played, Samsung. Well, played. I bet you watched the following video a few too many times, right?

[9to5Mac]

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  • http://twitter.com/traveling_mike Mike

    That’ll help Apple in the ongoing copy lawsuit!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Ya think? ;) Nice to see Samsung didn’t even try to change it up, even down
    to the colours!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    LOL!
    Innovation is truly dead at Samsung. At least TRY to come up with something on your own!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    LOL!
    Innovation is truly dead at Samsung. At least TRY to come up with something on your own!

  • Anonymous

    You are all ignoring the fact that this is not a Samsung product. It has been designed for their devices by a third party.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Except the fact the company that made the case is related to Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    And now the product has been pulled, and Samsung states they never approved the “Designed for” branding. Not necessarily all above board for Samsung, but no need to lay all blame at their feet by leaving out the particulars either.

  • Anonymous

    And now the product has been pulled, and Samsung states they never approved the “Designed for” branding. Not necessarily all above board for Samsung, but no need to lay all blame at their feet by leaving out the particulars either.

  • Amanda Secord

    My goodness, they are just begging to be sued again!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I find it surprising Samsung magically pulls this, after it was only discovered and exploited online yesterday. 
    Anywhere has close relations to Samsung. It’s like Mercedes and AMG.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    I find it surprising Samsung magically pulls this, after it was only discovered and exploited online yesterday. 
    Anywhere has close relations to Samsung. It’s like Mercedes and AMG.

  • Franco

    You should watch the complete Video. Taken out of context the meaning does change quite a bit

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  • Gatlincura

    You all know that samsung makes a lot of what’s inside apple devices right?