Samsung’s latest iPhone clone doesn’t stop at hardware

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iPhone 6 on top, Galaxy S6 on bottom. Can you spot the differences? Photo: The Wall Street Journal
iPhone 6 on top, new Galaxy S6 on bottom. Can you spot the differences? Photo: The Wall Street Journal

It’s easy to see how Samsung ripped off the iPhone with the Galaxy S6’s hardware. The metallic frame with chamfered edges, antenna bands, and very familiar port positioning is blatantly taken from the iPhone 6.

But Samsung hasn’t just copied the way the iPhone looks physically. It’s also replicated elements of iOS in a way that’s so evident it’s embarrassing.

Here’s the setup screen for Samsung’s cleverly named Apple Pay competitor, Samsung Pay:

Photo: Dom Esposito
Photo: Dom Esposito

And Apple Pay

Photo: Ken Dai
Photo: Ken Dai

It doesn’t get much more blatant than the stock keyboard on the new Galaxy:

Photo: Unbox Therapy
Photo: Unbox Therapy

The iOS 8 keyboard:

Photo: Apple

Sure, Samsung’s TouchWiz flavor of Android is quite different from iOS in a lot of ways, but these two examples alone prove that no number of lawsuits can keep Samsung from trying to steal Apple’s style.