From the current Apple vs Samsung proceedings earlier today, here’s part of an email thread between managers at Samsung circa 2007, after the original iPhone launched (via Apple Insider):
All this time we’ve been paying all our attention to Nokia, and concentrated our efforts on things like Folder, Bar, Slide, yet when our [product] is compared to the unexpected competitor Apple’s iPhone, the difference is truly that of Heaven and Earth. It’s a crisis of design.
I believe it was T.S. Elliot who said, “Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal and then there’s that shit Samsung pulls.”