Perhaps imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. Woo-Young Kwak, who is the head of mobile handset R&D at LG, says that Apple’s iPhone is a complete copycat of the LG Prada phone. Kwak goes on to say that they stole the design after the Prada phone won the 2006 iF Design Award. What do I think? I think it’s a coincidence and Kwak is acting like a big baby.
But with two big name companies like LG and Cisco attacking Apple, maybe Jobs and Co. should start playing it a bit more safe when it comes to dreaming up a new product. LG hasn’t said anything regarding legal matters, but don’t be shocked if they sue Apple in the next month or two.