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132-page document shows full extent of iPhone's influence on Samsung interface design

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A 132-page document admitted into evidence in the Apple vs Samsung trial paints a picture of Apple’s better user experience and changes Samsung needed to make in order to improve its own products. In most cases, these "Directions for Improvement" amounted to adding features or details where Apple’s interface was superior, and subtracting those things that made Samsung's interface appear complex in comparison.

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Gallery Photo: Samsung's 'Directions for Improvement'
Gallery Photo: Samsung's 'Directions for Improvement'

Apple succeeded today in getting the entirety of an internal Samsung report comparing the iPhone to its own Galaxy S admitted into evidence. First reported by All Things D, the 132-page document paints a picture of Samsung recognizing superior elements of Apple’s user experience and changes Samsung needed to make in order to improve its own products. In most cases, these "Directions for Improvement" amounted to adding features or details where Apple’s interface was better, and subtracting those things that made Samsung's interface appear complex in comparison. While it's easy now to pick out areas where both iOS and Android engineers borrow from one another for new ideas about functionality, the document shows just how finely Samsung aimed to emulate Apple's user experience in 2010.