Apple used to be pretty vocal about its competitors' penchant for imitation. These days, though, the Mac maker doesn't exactly have a leg to stand on. iOS 7's flat, colorful design is eerily reminiscent of Windows Phone (with frosted glass effects straight from Windows Vista), and the new iPhone 5C looks an awful lot like Nokia's handsets, with colorful polycarbonate shells and matching OS colors.
In fact, the similarities are so stark that Nokia posted this image on its UK Twitter feed yesterday, prefaced with the words, "Thanks, #Apple ;)"
And here's the iPhone 5C lineup for reference:
Yeah, can't really fault Nokia there.
Loyal Apple fans may credit the iPod family with kicking off the whole multicolored craze years ago, and they may be right. The fact remains, though: Apple seems to be looking to its past and its rivals for inspiration lately. I hope next year's iPhones break some new ground in the aesthetics department; otherwise, I might start to think Jony Ive is asleep at the switch.
|Wanted for review: AMD's Radeon R9 Nano||122|
|Get the speed you need with Toshiba Q300 SSDs||0|
|ZenWatch 2 runs Android Wear Asus-style||5|
|Asus previews ROG Swift PG348Q and PG279Q G-Sync monitors||17|
|MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed||6|
|Qualcomm debuts Kryo custom CPU for the Snapdragon 820||26|
|MSI's H170 and B150 mobos bring Skylake to the gaming masses||2|
|Phone screens make the leap to 4K with Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium||24|
|Acer Predator laptops stay cool under fire with Skylake||29|