Life Imitates Conan O'Brien As Samsung 'Opens Apple Store'

from the which-is-real,-which-is-o'brien? dept

Just a few weeks ago, Conan O'Brien did a satire video about the Samsung/Apple lawsuit, in which someone pretending to be a Samsung VP "defended" the company against charges of copying Apple, but everything he did, obviously, made it look like Samsung was copying Apple:
In that, there's an amusing part, where the "VP" says "Don't believe me? Then come to our retail stores where you can talk more about our products with a 'Samsung Smart Guy.'"
Truth, it seems, often matches fiction. Down in Australia, Samsung has now opened its own retail store that bears such an uncanny resemblance to the design of Apple's stores that the always-funny John Paczkowski brilliantly titled his article about it: Samsung Opens New Apple Store in Australia.
Can you tell which picture was from the Conan O'Brien video and which actually came from this store?

Oh, did we mention that the Samsung store is... one block away from an Apple store? And, sounding almost exactly like the faux Apple VP in the O'Brien video, an actual Samsung VP told a reporter that Apple "didn't even come into the equation" when planning the store.

I'm firmly of the belief that the whole legal fight between the two companies is silly, and that they should just compete out in the market, but you have to admit that the resemblance here is a bit uncanny.

Filed Under: apple store, conan o'brien, copying, retail, samsung store
Companies: apple, samsung


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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Aug 2012 @ 9:19am

    i find it strange when lawyers reckon that people dont know one product from another. occasionally this may be true but in the main those interested in buying a particular product know what they want, what to look for and how to recognise the real thing from a fake or a competing product. lawyers may have trouble but even then i would say it's purposefully induced. Apple are well known for 'renting' from other companies without paying but cant take it when the reverse happens. in all cases like this, the sad thing is it's the customers that lose out.

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