Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Shamelessly Rips Off The Design Of The iPad Mini [Image]

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On the right, the iPad mini, with its distinctive thin bezel design. On the left, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, with its distinctive thin bezel design. Both are eight inch tablets that look pretty much identical. I’m sure this will be the last time that Samsung follows Apple’s lead though, right? Absolutely shameless.

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  • KoryJS

    Let’s see…different aspect ratios, different camera placement, different button(s), widgets vs. no widgets…Yep…Samsung totally copied Apple. FYI, Apple does not hold a patent on ‘thin bezels’, the color white, nor ’8 inches’ (good news for Grindr & Craigslist users). It’s one thing to be a cult, it’s another to be completely crazy. #Thatisnotjournalism.

  • enderwiggin21

    “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Shamelessly Rips Off The Design Of The iPad Mini”

    They do? Looks more like they shamelessly ripped off the design of the rest of their Galaxy lineup, to me.

    I’ll shamelessly rip off KoryJS and say, “It’s one thing to be a cult, it’s another to be completely crazy.”

  • Market_Mayhem

    It’s similar but hardly an exact copy. Samsung can do whatever it pleases as long as the courts say they can. Earlier Samsung tablets closely resembled iPads but it was thrown out of the courts as being perfectly OK to make a tablet rectangular in shape without blatantly copying Apple’s designs. I have to agree this new Samsung tablet does look like the rest of the Galaxy lineup which do not look very much like Apple products. Samsung knows what it can get away with and not get charged with being a copycat.

  • rammo123

    Samsung is not afraid to shamelessly copy Apple, but in this case I think they’ve shown restraint. Deliberately similar specs to an iPad mini? Yes. Copy? No.

  • darylayala

    I thought it was the Galaxy Note lll and its ‘I’m a Tool’ patent size.

  • raist3001

    Why do apple fan boys look for issues where there are none. This article is a complete fabrication as other than color, anyone would be able to tell the difference between them. For crying out loud, grow up.

  • FesterinKadaver

    Anyone that believes these two devices look the same, are either drunk, or is a complete retard. -_-

  • DennyAJD

    Hello? Remember Galaxy Tab 7.7 that born 1 year earlier than iPad Mini? That “resemble” iPad mini? Who copy who?

  • Laberator

    OMG! It’s so badly copied – even the icons look alike (see DROPBOX) …

  • Paul Burt

    I find it hilarious that you’re all taking this post seriously. Sarcasm is lost among the fanboys.

  • CharilaosMulder

    Come on, don’t flame em, they forgot the high quality materials and Apple’s App Store, which renders the damn thing useless.

  • FesterinKadaver

    Come on, don’t flame em, they forgot the high quality materials and Apple’s App Store, which renders the damn thing useless.

    Oh, really, they were being sarcastic? It’s hard to tell when most articles here seem to have been written by someone with half a brain. -_-

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