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I had read that some wine entity in France might sue Apple for using "champagne" as the color name, because it's a trademarked term for sparkling wine produced in their Champagne region.

I'd like to see them try, because they've never defended the use of the word in marketing. Remember folks, it's only wrong when Apple does it.

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post #82 of 225
NoShamesung at it again.
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Apple hasn't invent colour, but they are first in smart mobile to think of keeping that colour. Samsung just copies of apple, apple is luxury car. Samsung is like small car launching everytime a phone in a month to make money and give shit to old customers
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That's great, Samsung. What will you think of blatantly copying from Apple next? Notice how little of the gold you get to see in the photo, just a smidge on the side of the device. Must be "fool's gold".

Samsung's R&D costs should be pretty low, given how "original" their products truly are.
Not a single engineer or industrial designer in their R&D department ... They specialize in espionage ...

To be fair, SJ said great artists steal ... Apple's problem is, being out in front, they run out of people to steal from ...
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post #85 of 225
Wow. Those copy machines work fast. Less than a week. Next week the 128 bit processor.
post #86 of 225
The least they could have done is introduced a bunch of colors and then have the gold one be one of the offered colors. They are kind of embarrassing themselves.
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The comments on here are funny and who cares about colors? Apple copies Android and Samsung just like the others copy Apple. Apple has stolen or borrowed almost everything they have done and in turn created great products. It's how business works. I own both Apple and Android / Samsung products unlike many who are sheep to one brand on here. The innovation and advances that both brands show only makes for better products for all of us. And yes, Android, Samsung and others innovate and push Apple to try harder. I just wish Apple had some more innovation left than to just add a different color to their phones or an old technology like fingerprint security.

Not sure why the Apple folks get so fired up about something meaningless like color. 
If Apple wants to copy Samsung, they just have to copy themselves.

If fingerprint technology is old, I guess I'm ancient. No one seems to get fingerprinting right - until now. I'd say the technology is just coming out of puberty.
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Now, a different color doesn't address that issue directly, but it would at least differentiate the latest versions.

Yes, to me, Apple seems to have mastered the art of making a portable with the MBA. And the Desktop with iMac, the iPad and now the mobile phone the 5s. 

 

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I would suggest everyone stop complaining. If Apple releases a larger screen for the iPhone 6, Fandroids will be calling us out for the same thing. Companies will follow market trends no matter who starts them.

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post #90 of 225
Samsung should rename their phones to: "iCopy"
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Samsung needs a "spokesperson" and "creative director" for their brand. (Remember Alicia Keys and Blackberry?) :???:

 

Kim Kardashian would be perfect for Samsung.

 

Cheap. Fake. Classless. Now that's a person that represents Samsung's target market quite well.

 

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post #92 of 225
That's just butt ugly!!
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Yeah, but who had really brought a gold phone to the market like this before Apple? Apple didn't invent color either, but the Macs with it were hugely revolutionary.

Actually, there have been other gold phones on the market before. Just search for 'gold mobile phone' and you'll see lots of examples.
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That's my problem with this. It's not that they said, "Hey, gold is popular, let's do that." it's that they are doing a bad version of it after being shown the way. On top of that this promotional image fails by showing a gold background for the gold S4. Why obfuscate the device by camouflaging it with a gold background?

Actually, even that is a copy. Look at Apple's home page where they highlight the 5C. Each time you refresh, you get a different color phone - with the background the same color as the phone.

I don't like it, but it's there.
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I would suggest everyone stop complaining. If Apple releases a larger screen for the iPhone 6, Fandroids will be calling us out for the same thing. Companies will follow market trends no matter who starts them.

 

It's probably due to the "timing" of Samsung's release. If Apple were to release a larger screen, people would probably go like, "Finally!", since screen sizes larger than current iPhones have already been in a market for a couple of years. The gold/champagne phone was only officially announced on 10th September, and launched on 20th September. The lag in announcements between both companies is only slightly over 2 weeks. That said, it's just my personal opinion.

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Fandroids: Apple did not invent Gold!!
True. But they were the first one to use it on a phone. Just like to use 64-bit chips in a phone.
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post #97 of 225

Samsung uses real gold plated plastic… with higher karats than Apple's version, 24k vs 14k :-)

Shameless indeed!

 

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Samsung: I copy therefore I am.

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Do Samsung customers feel ashamed of what their brand is doing?
No, because they don't buy the brand, they just buy a commodity. What label is on it is immaterial. The salesperson told them "it's just as good as an iPhone and it's cheaper and has a bigger screen." Samsung, the choice of indiscriminate buyers.
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Big ass, big phone. The marketing potential is endless, and hilarious.
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post #101 of 225

Another moron.

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and WTF is that barbie inspired thing, did said Matel doll spew on their phone or something?

You know Barbie has her own patented Pantone color so Samsung better make sure it is different or yet another corporate legal team will be paying them a visit.

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post #103 of 225

Why is anyone surprised, shocked or outraged by this? How did you not see this coming? Samsung's strategy is to leave out no size, no feature and, clearly, no color either. There is nothing wrong with this. Just as there is nothing wrong with Apple deciding to make 5c available in an array of colours that Nokia claims are similar to their Lumia colours. 

 

I am more interested in seeing if HTC will produce a gold version of the One, as rumors suggest. Because their back casing is also aluminum, I wonder how closely the hue of their gold anodizing will resemble that of the gold 5s.

 

It would be curious to see if there will soon be a gold iPad or even gold Macbook Air.


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post #104 of 225
I can't believe Samsung is so low they have no dignity
post #105 of 225
So here is the solution - pull our troops out of South Korea and let the North come down and do what's right - take Samesung out.
post #106 of 225
A new definition of knock off.
post #107 of 225
WHy don't Samsung call their new gold Phone the Me2 ? The way they constantly 'rip-off' Apple product designs is becoming boring. It is such a pity that they can't produce something ORIGINAL and of quality for a change. Nothing wrong with good quality plastic though.
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True. But they were the first one to use it on a phone. Just like to use 64-bit chips in a phone.

That's not true. There have been other gold mobile phones before. Search online for lots of examples.
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post #109 of 225

Wow. Just wow. That's just shameless.

 

They couldn't have waited a few months to try and play it off as a new idea?

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Ok. Now this is just sad and shameless.

Plus pitiful and pathetic.
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post #111 of 225
What would wilco say?
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Fandroids: Apple did not invent Gold!!

 

Actually, the third party companies that were taking old models of iPads and iPhones were plating them Gold a LONG time ago.  It's just a color option.  I don't know what the big deal is.  Apple's phones, just like Samsung are just an anodizing job or a decorative coating and not REAL gold.

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If Apple wants to copy Samsung, they just have to copy themselves.

If fingerprint technology is old, I guess I'm ancient. No one seems to get fingerprinting right - until now. I'd say the technology is just coming out of puberty.

 

HP has had older type of fingerprint technology on their laptops.  But was a different type of sensor that you run your finger over and I believe they were using the same company's technology that Apple bought.

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To top it off, that 'shot' is just probably photoshopped S4 - a vaporware, that is.

 

Samsung is a disgrace to Koreans and knows no shame.

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I'd like to see them try, because they've never defended the use of the word in marketing. Remember folks, it's only wrong when Apple does it.

I think it's only trademarked for wine/drinks/liquids and not for the color. That's why there are sparkling wines from CA and not Californian Champagne.

In a side note: so many winning comments on this thread!
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Originally Posted by psitthipo View Post
Do Samsung customers feel ashamed of what their brand is doing?
Originally Posted by vwkismet View Post
Do you think they are ever just embarrassed by this conduct?

 

They do. Until the next check rolls in; then they’re set.

 

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Next up SouchID. Lol.

 

Touch-S.

 

Originally Posted by Father Barry
As much as I like my iPhone 5s, Im not really sure why you're so upset when Samsung has already  been using this gold trim look for about 6 months now. I mean, It's just a color that happens to be  popular in some markets.

 

Fa’ter, an’ I say ‘dis wit’ all due respect, get bent, ya blighter.

 

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You, too.

 
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Kim Kardashian would be perfect for Samsung. Cheap. Fake. Classless. Now that's a person that represents Samsung's target market quite well.

 

Also a huge bu–screen.

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post #117 of 225
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Actually, there have been other gold phones on the market before. Just search for 'gold mobile phone' and you'll see lots of examples.

Yes you're correct but the timing is just awful. Making a gold version of a phone released months ago is a pure knee jerk me too move. It's shameless, and would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.
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post #118 of 225
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If fingerprint technology is old, I guess I'm ancient. No one seems to get fingerprinting right - until now. I'd say the technology is just coming out of puberty.

 

piling on...

 

laptops were old technology when the MacBook was released

mp3 players were old when the iPod was released

Smartphones had been around for years prior to the iPhone

Microsoft claims that they invented the tablet computer in 2001, 9 years before the iPad.

Apple didn't invent 64bit computing… just made it work for phones.

and...

 

Apple didn't invent fingerprint authentication… just made it right for the consumer.  It's not perfect, just better.  I suspect, like Siri, this will be tuned up every year with HW and SW to make it better. Something that will be hard to do in an 'open' solution, given the number of HW and SW variations.

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Yes you're correct but the timing is just awful. Making a gold version of a phone released months ago is a pure knee jerk me too move. It's shameless, and would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.

I'm sure it's purely coincidental, just like their S-Voice and 64-bit processor announcement.


edit: I just got word Samsung will one-up Apple's 64-bit A7 by offering a 65-bit processor in the S5.
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Yes you're correct but the timing is just awful. Making a gold version of a phone released months ago is a pure knee jerk me too move. It's shameless, and would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.

Oh, I agree with that part. It's an obvious knee-jerk "Apple was successful with a gold phone so we need one" action and would be shameless for any company with even a shred of integrity.

But one doesn't have to incorrectly state that Apple was first with a gold phone in order to highlight the silliness of this action.
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