> It seems to me that these trivial-patent-related fights are a proxy for a deeper grievance: Apple feels that Samsung, specifically, ripped off the iPhone. And I agree. They are visually just too similar.
Only to a person who never saw them. And only to the extent that they have 90% of the front surface taken by the screen.
Apple's design is flat, only with the rounded corners, smooth, glassy front and back and its trademark button. Samsung's is curved, with the distinctive bump behind (and the rugged back), no front buttons, the screen is slightly concave. Even the colors of the user interface and the brightness of the screen is completely different.