Samsung is currently engaged in a massive legal battle with Apple over which company has been stealing the other’s designs for phones and tablets, but a image discovered by John Paczkowski of All Things D, is so ironic. It’s a store display in the Centro Sicilia store in Catania and this is some pretty brazen stuff here, which e-uses the artwork for several different iOS apps, including Apple’s own App Store………………..
If Samsung really does plan to take a bolder stance in its intellectual property battle with Apple, it best clean up its own operations first, but apparently their interior display designers have less of an issue with swiping little bits of Apple‘s intellectual property. Curiously, the icons for Apple‘s iTunes App Store and Safari make up part of the background for this Samsung store in a store display in Italy–despite the fact that neither run on Samsung’s Android, Windows or Bada-based devices. Without a fantastic investigative journalism budget that would allow me to fly to the Italian store in question on the company jet on a moment’s notice and the display was left over from another mobile promotion and only truly nitpicky geeks like us and the folks at All Things D would ever dream of making an issue about a few little icons that only the aforementioned geeks would ever recognize anyway. Samsung has a terribly backward understanding of the meaning of the term product placement and it has Korean factories making nothing but black turtlenecks and jeans. It also has that Safari icon tattooed on its buttocks and sometimes it just slips up.