The Sony device Samsung claims iPhone copied: inspired by iPod.
[via Daring Fireball
It was not a phone at all, but a Walkman — the NW-A1200 — that according to Businessweek represented for Sony a new, cleaner, less cluttered design aesthetic.
And what inspired that new aesthetic? Of all things, according to the Sony designers, an Apple iPod.
Apple wasn’t copying Sony, dear bloggers. Sony was copying Apple.