More details are cropping up in the ongoing case between Apple and Samsung. Court documents have now been found to reveal that a number of customers returned their Samsung Galaxy tablets to Best Buy after mistaking them for iPads when they were purchased.
Samsung was forced to release a bunch of documents it had been keeping under seal that show the likeness between its products and Apple’s. Examples outlined in the documents include comments from Samsung workers discussion similarities with Apple’s products and reports Samsung got from retailer Best Buy that Samsung tablets were being returned because customers thought they were getting iPads.
This isn’t just one customer. This is multiple customers – and the reports come straight from Best Buy themselves, who has no legal or corporate agenda against Samsung. The fact that consumers confused Samsung’s tablets for iPads speaks volumes about the similarities.
It was found earlier this week that the documents also revealed that Samsung was explicitly warned by Google and their own employees not to copy Apple’s designs – and just a couple of days ago it was ruled that the jury in the Apple vs. Samsung case will be informed that Samsung destroyed evidence that may have been useful in the case.
It seems that things aren’t looking so good for Samsung on the legal front these days. I guess it just goes to show that stealing other’s ideas doesn’t pay – especially when you’re stealing them from a company as gigantic as Apple!