Apple’s patent war against Android is ongoing now. The court also brings up some interesting details: Apple has presented to the court more pictures of prototypes and designs for the iPhone. A model made in 2005 looks even more the iPhone 4 / 4S.
The process is one of the most important against manufacturers of Android smartphones, on Monday negotiation will begin. Apple wants to convince the court that Samsung’s own products has deliberately copied the iPhone and iPad.
Samsung claims again that the similarity of their smartphones and tablets to Apple’s devices is either by accident or part of a “natural” design development. Has ever Apple copied the design from Sony: In 2006, the Japanese manufacturers have developed a design for a smartphone, the iPhone appear to be similar later on. Indeed, recall the images of the device, code-named “Jony” looking similar to the iPhone 4 / 4S. Apple’s designers Richard Howarth become aware of these images and eported it Apple’s design chief Jonathan Ive via e-mails.
To rebut this argument, presented by Apple: The company’s submitted before the Court pictures of prototype designs of the smartphone , which in turn resemble to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The designs are even older than Sony’s, they are dated from 2005. The device code-named is “Purple”. The device was for the first time introduced in January 2007.
Apple has presented to the court many more designs of recent years, AllThingsD has put together a comprehensive picture. Already two weeks ago appeared images of an early iPad prototype.