Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Let’s Talk About This Picture of a Samsung F700

Remember that illustration which supposedly shows that the Samsung F700 was shown before the iPhone at Cebit 2006? Sure you do. Not only is it factually incorrect, Nilay Patel contends that it actually bolsters Apple’s credibility in the trial, not Samsung’s:

In many ways, the F700 does nothing but underline Apple’s overall contention: that there are thousands of ways to design and package a phone interface, but Samsung chose to drop its differentiated interface and instead lift elements of Apple’s style for TouchWiz.

Nobody in their right mind would confuse this with an iPhone.