Samsung Gearing Up to Release “Apple Watch 2”, An Unexpected ‘Innovation’ from the Korean Giant

Get ready for "Apple Watch 2 by Samsung"

Samsung got caught with its fingers in the Apple Watch honey jar; it seems that Korean company used Apple’s images as an inspiration (well, more than a regular inspiration) for designing company’s next smartwatch.

The patent, titled Wearable Device, clearly used images of Apple Watch, just slightly improving over Apple’s design. And while the design is a highly subjective category where just a tiny change of any part could mean a completely “different” design, by looking at comparative images, it seems that Samsung pushed to the limits. Just look at images below, they are practically identical, suggesting that engineers at Samsung clearly knew how their new smartwatch is going to look even before started design phase. Honestly, it should be titled as “Apple Watch 2 by Samsung”.

Samsung vs Apple 1

The patent itself was filed on January 29, being published yesterday. As soon as it became publicly viewable, the internet exploded with comments. While Apple also has a knack for “borrowing” parts of design from other companies, they never did something as flagrant as this. The second set of images just further proves how Samsung crossed the line, the two products being almost identical.

Samsung vs Apple 2

Samsung vs Apple 3

This isn’t so surprising since Apple Watch owns 72 percent of smartwatch market; Samsung is in second place with measly seven percent of market share.

All this lead for more than 100 world-known designers to file an amicus brief in which they support Apple’s patent lawsuit (some of them are well-known names like Dieter Rams and Calvin Klein. Take a look at the brief excerpt from the amicus brief:

“For a product that a consumer does not yet own, it is the visual design, rather than text or lists of features, that dominates print, television, and online advertisements, social media platforms, and e-commerce websites.

And it the visual design that consumers encounter while walking on the street observing peers using the product—a powerful factor in purchase decisions. Thus, when a consumer encounters a product, the consumer identifies the look of the product with the underlying functional features and the visual design comes to represent the features, functions, and total user experience of the product.”

Danielle Meister Cohen, Samsung spokeswoman told in her interview with Reuters that “if this is not reversed, this could lead to diminished innovation.“

Well, while innovating includes taking the best parts of other products and incorporating them in new ways, the stuff Samsung did is not innovation. It’s just blatant copying of already popular product.

  • Nallaikkumaran

    Oops, Who copied? Another Apple lobbyists propaganda. This site and its writers are brainless iDiots. What a terrible article. The exaggeration in this post. Hey Check out old Samsung smartwatch patents. You don’t know anything. Have your authors any brain?

    The idiots thinking Apple invented smart watch (Or smartwatch designs).

    Smartwatch history (The Samsung invented smart watches)

    In 1999, Samsung launched the world’s first Smart watch phone, the SPH-WP10. It had a protruding antenna, a monochrome LCD screen, and a 90-minutes of talk time with an integrated speaker and microphone.

    2009 – The Samsung S9110 releases a smart watch that is also a phone – sporting a touchscreen, Bluetooth, a music player, and email support. Check out Samsung S9110 -http://imgur.com/qcW5X0U

    The Apple smartwatch is a basic cloning of Samsung smartwatch.

    Check out old Samsung smartwatch patents (Before Apple smartwatch)

    Filing Date: 12/02/2014

    http://imgur.com/THkIwRN

    http://imgur.com/zMDkXy5

    http://imgur.com/zMDkXy5

    Check out the website -http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP2881842A2.html

    Wait and see more information about old Samsung smartwatch patents and pics.

    Also the Apple circular design is a copycat from Samsung. And the circular design has already been patented by Samsung. Who copied? Apple has been stealing other companies ideas for years Steve Jobs was the best at using other people’s ideas. Apple is always copying from every brand. Apple is a shameless copy company. Apple is the founding father of copying. This article seems to lack research. They want people to be misinformed.

    You’re supporting a company that does nothing but steal from others and then use their media influence (Like u) to make people believe the other companies are stealing from them.