From an interview with Samsung’s VP for Design:
“I’ve made thousands of sketches and hundreds of prototype products (for the Galaxy). Does that mean I was putting on a mock show for so long, pretending to be designing?”
“As a designer, there’s an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I’m the one who made it. It’s a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused.”
Really? That’s his defense? Maybe he just had an iPhone in a dock on his office desk the whole time while sketching. Otherwise, I cannot explain the perfect resemblance between the Samsung Galaxy and the iPhone.
And talking about the genuine thing, Apple’s Jony Ive:
“I might not be at (Ive’s) level yet, but I believe Samsung will produce such iconic products one day. It’s not just effort that makes it possible for a new product to be a massive hit. It also has to be timely, and technology should be ready to make a certain design a reality.”
There is so much truth in this sentence. And only one lie/wishful thinking: the part about Samsung and iconic products. That’s simple: never gonna happen.