So many rip-off artists around now, Google and Samsung been getting into bed with each other basically copying all things Apple. It's not a secret Johnny Ive had a lot of inspiration from Diter Ram's Braun work. But one thing Apple does, they reinvent and make better by adding their own signature, big difference. Chromebook pixel launch video even copies Apples launch videos but wait they used a dark background instead of white. Take a look at the Chromebook Pixel site, it looks exactly like a mash between the last MacBook Pro site and the current landing MacBook Pro page, from product shoots, to CSS3 transitions. It's obvious from images like this Google and Samsung are just straight ripping and butchering Apples design:
Funny part is, all these Apple ripoffs are full of cheap plastic, crappy hardware, horrible screens, twice the weight, 1/2 the battery life if lucky, the absolute WORST trackpads and the list goes on. But hey they cost 1/3 - 1/2 of a new MacBook Air/Pro. Not to mention silver metal looking wann-be aluminium chassis, black streamline keyboard, black glossy trim on LED and the list goes on. Then you have the new Chromebook Pixel, 1299 for a browser... I'm all for someone challenging Apple but this is just straight up calling for a Steve Jobs come back from the grave ass whipping. Sadly if Steve was around this would have never happened.
Sadly I've noticed this trend in the headphone world. Welcome to a world of plagiarism, and people wonder why patent laws are so out of control...
Think you might find RIM developed and held the smartphone market long before Apple Me Too'd there way in. Whining about Samsung or anyone else horning in on their action really brings turnabout being fair play to mind. Apple of all organizations should be the last to throw stones. Then again were it not for the iPhone and that found money cash cow known as itunes, they'd still be scratching around for 8 per cent of the computer market. If you're lucky maybe they will re introduce the Newton for you.