受索尼的启发

埃里克雷蒙德

This isn’t speculation — an Apple employee copied Sony’s design, circulated it to his bosses, andtestified to these facts in court

From now on, when anyone heaps phrase on Apple’s design excellence and superlative innovation, just point and laughSome of us have been saying for years that what Apple is really good at is ripping off other peoples’ ideas and stealing the credit for them with slick marketing这就是证据。

这整个“受索尼启发的iPhone设计”(或者,作为这些家伙说,“苹果从索尼窃取iPhone设计,专利并起诉其他所有人”)来自三星的争论让很多人感到困惑。

这是相关部分三星的预审简报(PDF):

For its part, Apple’s “revolutionary” iPhone design was derived from the designs of a competitor — SonyIn February 2006, before the claimed iPhone design was conceived of, Apple executive Tony Fadell circulated a news article to Steve Jobs, Jonathan Ive and othersIn the article, a Sony designer discussed Sony designs for portable electronic devices that lacked buttons and other “excessive ornamentation,” fit in the hand, were “square with a screen” and had “corners [which] have been rounded out.” Right after this article was circulated internally, Apple industrial designer Shin Nishibori was directed to prepare a “Sony-like” design for an Apple phone and then had CAD drawings and a three-dimensional model preparedConfirming the origin of the design, these internal Apple CAD drawings prepared at Mr. Nishibori‘s direction even had the “Sony” name prominently emblazoned on the phone design, as the below images from Apple‘s internal documents show:

Verge有一个图库有问题的“索尼”手机不过这是件事 - 它不是索尼手机这是一个由非常广泛的灵感来自Apple设计师的内部模型描述索尼设备实际上大约2006年的索尼手机看起来不像这样[更新: 以下是三星引用的“商业周刊”采访中的更多信息与两位索尼设计师合作,其中包括相关段落,这实际上是为了回答一个关于索尼的设计受到多少灵感来自iPod的问题的问题。

通过John Paczkowski,这是实际索尼手机三星声称苹果为iPhone复制是的,那是iPhone的死寂之歌。

随意继续相信你想要相信iPhone设计的原创性(这是Apple的2005年设计,这个诉讼揭露的另一个迷人的金块),但不要误以为这个“索尼”模型是一个真正的索尼手机甚至是索尼的概念这是一个苹果概念,展示了索尼手机的外观。

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