Gone are the days, it seems, that phone design teams revolved around crazy ideas. With Apple’s new bully attitude, it seems that phone design teams will revolve around lawyers – to keep brands from getting sued.
The guys at Android Police think that the Samsung Galaxy S III was designed by lawyers, and the facts are there for all to see.
Personally, I agree.
Take a look at Apple’s claims against Samsung in court and see if the Galaxy S III doesn’t side-step them all:
– a rectangular product shape with all four corners uniformly rounded;
the front surface of the product dominated by a screen surface with black borders;
– as to the iPhone and iPod touch products, substantial black borders above and below the screen having roughly equal width and narrower black borders on either side of the screen having roughly equal width;
– as to the iPad product, substantial black borders on all sides being roughly equal in width;
– a metallic surround framing the perimeter of the top surface;
a display of a grid of colorful square icons with uniformly rounded corners; and
– a bottom row of square icons (the “Springboard”) set off from the other icons and that do not change as the other pages of the user interface are viewed.
Apparently, the fear of getting sued is the beginning of wisdom.
Read the Android Police article for the full gist: Source.