Apple has been making essentially the same phone, with the same 3.5-inch screen size, since 2007. It’s a great phone. But Samsung is making dozens of phones and experimenting with different form factors. They must find it rich to have Apple, with its one design, accusing Samsung of lacking fresh ideas. Samsung must also love it when Apple, which can’t manufacture its own chips, or any components for that matter, has the chutzpah to slag off the engineering prowess of the company it relies upon for microprocessors. Samsung’s flagship devices — GSII, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note — bear no resemblance to Apple’s iPhone. No one would ever confuse one for the other. Inside the case they’re even more different. Dismissing Samsung as a bunch of thieving cloners is ridiculous and stupid, and only proves one thing: Steve is gone, but the reality distortion field lives on.

Dan Lyons attempt to defend Samsung is based on one principal argument: “Samsung’s flagship devices — GSII, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note — bear no resemblance to Apple’s iPhone. No one would ever confuse one for the other.” Oh, you mean like the same “no resemblance” between the Galaxy Tab and the Apple iPad? Or between the Samsung Galaxy Player and Apple iPod Touch? Or other tens of examples?

Of course, when you have 40-50 phone models on the market, like Samsung has, some of them are bound to be original. You cannot copy everything. But to ignore the huge number of ripping-off examples can truly qualify you for the “Android fan boy” title, to put it in a polite way.