Samsung to Apple: We Had the First Gold Smartphone
Is Samsung (SSNLF.PK) trying to head off accusations that its new gold-colored smartphone is an imitation of one of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new devices? As first reported by Apple Insider, a new Samsung editorial appears to be establishing a preemptive defense against any charges that the new Galaxy S4 Gold edition smartphone is copying Apple’s gold-colored iPhone 5S.
In an official Samsung blog post titled, “’Golden’ History of Samsung Phones,” the anonymous author lists eight previous Samsung phones that were available in a gold color. The list of Samsung phones dates back until 2004 and the author also notes that, “This is definitely not a complete list of gold-colored products made by Samsung.”
Although the post does not directly mention Apple’s gold-colored iPhone 5S, it does provide a link to Samsung’s Mobile Arabia page that states, “On 8th September 2013, the first Samsung #GalaxyS4 Gold Edition was already available in stores. The 8th comes before the 10th.” Apple unveiled its gold-colored iPhone 5S at a media event held on September 10.