Very interesting case. As a consumer and user of many electronic gadgets, I do like when there is some resemblance of icons, such as the Settings gear that is similar for both Samsung and Apple products. It sure makes shifting "gears" between products a lot easier.
On a side note, I fell off my chair in robust laughter reading the post about "the rest of the planet blasting ahead". Blasting ahead of companies like Apple? Really?
I really hope that Apple get severe sanctions for this kind of disgraceful circus - Severe enough to make Apple think twice before even considering law-suit farce.
I'm really happy that I don't own any Apple products because I would have to get rid of them. I'd be ashamed if I'd have anything to do with that mockery of a company. Apple has reached the pinnacle of unethical business practices and I'd be more than delighted to witness the downfall of it.
Perfect example of why American Co's are continuously becoming less competitive...sittin around talkin crap while the rest of the planet blasts ahead. Oh and Btw, here's video that to me calls BS on Apple's claims - Tons of prior Art like this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKqyn-gUbY