This internal Samsung document was admitted into evidence in the Apple-Samsung trial that's currently going on. And it could be the turning point in the patent battle between the two companies.
In a 2010 report from Samsung's product engineering team, it shows a feature by feature comparison between Samsung's Galaxy S phone and Apple's iPhone. Each feature seems to have the same conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S would be a much better phone if it would only work more like Apple’s iPhone in many ways.
AllThingsD‘s John Paczkowski says the report “appears to play directly into Apple’s charge that Samsung ‘slavishly copied’ the iPhone.” You can view the full document uploaded by Paczkowski on Scribd.
But having said that, don't most people reference or compare their future products with what their competitors have already come up with? At this point, could it be argued that this is only a comparison or a benchmark sort of note?
Apple and Samsung are currently battling it out in a $2.5 billion dollar patent case. Apple accused Samsung of copying both its hardware and software innovations while Samsung claims that it hasn't violated any of Apple's patents. Check out some of the screenshots of the documents below: