You know, that was the highly publicized trial whereby a jury of average folk quickly agreed with Apple and the rest of intelligent homo sapiens and decided that Samsung was an official card-carrying member of the It’s-Better-To-Steal-Than-Innovate Club. Samsung’s stock drooped faster than Anderson Cooper interviewing the Swedish Bikini Volleyball team.
Guess what? They’re baaack! No, not the volleyball team. Samsung. Try to keep up.
Innovation, Samsung Style
Samsung has decided that not only are Apple’s iPads and iPhones worth copying, but so are the much beloved and high-margined MacBook Air notebooks that all the kids use in school.
In fact, Samsung is so enamored by Apple’s willingness to become Samsung’s personal research and development arm, and part-time design shop, that they’ve decided to innovate a little on their own, but without adult supervision.
Frankenstein movie buffs, rejoice! Samsung has taken a page from Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups (the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter) and blended a MacBook Air with an iPad.
Say what? Sure. Why not? It’s a totally original idea. Other than stealing the iPad design and stuffing it on top of a stolen design of the MacBook Air.
Those crazy kids in the Samsung design shop (both of them; part-time designers at night, high school kids by day) came up with the perfect new product category. Two rip-off designs in one.
See? That looks just like a MacBook Air, right? But it’s really Samsung’s Series 5 or Series 7 slate tablet thingamajig plugged into a keyboard dock and running Windows 8.
As the Church Lady once said, ‘Isn’t that just special?‘
Why bother to copy just one of Apple’s devices, when you can copy two at the same time and in the same product.
How lawsuit worthy is that?
To be completely different than the most popular news network on American TV, and to be completely fair and balanced, I think Samsung’s Series 5 and Series 7 tablets are unlike the iPad in many ways.
The display is larger but screen resolution is lower. The Series 5 comes with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB hard drive. What? A hard drive? The Series 5 starts at $749 with the keyboard dock, and the more powerful Series 7 is $1,199 with keyboard dock included.
That’s a lot less than buying an iPad and a MacBook Air, so Samsung innovates on price, too.
Good for them.