It’s a memo that Samsung didn’t want admitted into the trial, and
until now had kept it out. But this morning, when Samsung legal
counsel John Quinn mentioned the “crisis of design” moment in a
question to Samsung strategist Justin Denison, all bets were off,
and the memo was in.
“Influential figures outside the company come across the iPhone,
and they point out that ‘Samsung is dozing off.’ All this time
we’ve been paying all our attention to Nokia, and concentrated our
efforts on things like Folder, Bar, Slide,” Shin wrote. “Yet when
our UX is compared to the unexpected competitor Apple’s iPhone,
the difference is truly that of Heaven and Earth. It’s a crisis of
Not sure what they were worried about. It’s just black rectangles.