As the trial between Samsung and Apple continues to rage on, AllThingsD reports that Apple has managed to get something admitted into evidence that will likely keep Samung’s executives up at night for a while: a 132-page internal Samsung document that painstakingly compares the Samsung Galaxy S to the iPhone detail by detail.
The document strongly supports Apple’s claims that Samsung copied the iPhone, noting a large number of areas in which Samsung was apparently heavily “inspired” by Apple’s iPhone. AllThingsD summarizes the document quite nicely (emphasis added):
The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung’s phone stacks up against the iPhone.
Authored by Samsung’s product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built-in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward, and in most cases, its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone.
The report spells out that the Galaxy (S1 as it is referred to in to document) would be significantly if its interface were more like Apple’s iPhone. And the worst part is, once again, that it wasn’t Apple or Apple’s lawyers who created this document: It was Samsung themselves.
Ouch. No wonder the report was labeled as “highly confidential” and “for attorney’s eyes only.” If I were samsung, I certainly wouldn’t want it getting out either! But the truth does have a way of seeping through the cracks…