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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    G Thompson (profile), 24 Aug 2012 @ 1:43pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Other thing it proves....

    Oh Samsung have definitely opened it because of the current landscape in Australia visa vis Apple, what with been Apple having been severely fined for a multitude of things in Australia (Consumer law) and the current non-uptake of Apple products due to the market just NOt wanting them in preference to things that will actually work with our latest technology and lifestyle, and of course there latest loss in the dispute with the Galaxy Tab and how they tried to convince (not well enough it seems) both the courts and the public that Apple was being copied. Our courts saw through, like our public did, with that bullshit.

    If Samsung hadn't of taken advantage of Apple's current misfortunes both here and in S.E. Asia it would of been a tremendous strategic fail on Samsungs' behalf.

    So the timing of the application is basically moot, and also under our laws it is irrelevant. If you want to think that Samsung is preying on Apple's weakness at this time.. so be it.. But that is just good business practice ie:survival of the strongest (as long as it's legal)

    The silly part is that Apple Inc would of known about this for a long time and have done nothing whatsoever in the Australian market to negate in even the slightest bit by advertising or whatnot this new store. At there peril be it I say

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