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Apple is suing “the copyist†Samsung because they “imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s successâ€. Be that as it may, the similarities between the two tech giant’s gadgets are nothing compared to what other Asian knockoffs are doing for a living. Like Anymode Corp., which is in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling a blatant Smart Cover rip-off, pictured above and below. Conveniently dubbed the Smart Case – obviously because Apple trademarked it – the accessory comes in five pastel color choices. It too can prop a tablet upwards and it folds like Apple’s accessory as well. The Smart Case is designed exclusively for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 – and not by a coincidence, warns our reader Jun.

Apparently Sang-yong Kim, the Anymode CEO, was “born in Samsung familyâ€. Jun tells us – and you’re free to take it at face value – that the Anymode CEO “is nephew of the Samsung’s chairman Kun-Hee Lee“, the claim we were unable to verify at the time of this writing.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/18/family...store-shelves/



Some of the most blatant copying I've ever seen. Shameful. Totally shameful.
 
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this should not stick, as apples smart cover only protects the screen, this version protects both the screen and the back, so it is a case, not a cover, hence a completely different product
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this should not stick, as apples smart cover only protects the screen, this version protects both the screen and the back, so it is a case, not a cover, hence a completely different product
Umm nowhere do I see it protects the back. If fact it looks like it is the exact same.
     
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They figured "Apple will sue us anyway, so lets make the best of it"

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Umm nowhere do I see it protects the back. If fact it looks like it is the exact same.
 
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They figured "Apple will sue us anyway, so lets make the best of it"


Ah... either way... still a blatant rip off... although if i had one.. i would buy this in a heartbeat

minus the "Fancy" colors
     
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Yup.

Apple will definitely sue them over it.

Its becoming a joke these days.
 
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im pretty sure apple will eventually try and sue the people who dont buy there products.
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I think it's funny! It does roll up in the other direction though! Apple will just keep wasting money taking everyone to court. I think they are just poking at apple at this point to get a rise from them!
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As much as I despise Apple, they are well within their rights to sue over this one.
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Exactly.

Cant innovate? Just imitate.
I wouldn't say Apple's case is innovative, but maybe that's just the Apple hate in me.
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