Samsung hasn’t even officially announced its new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone yet, and we’re already seeing how they might be ripping off Apple this time around.

Images posted on the web claiming to show the earphones that will be included with the Galaxy S6 show that Samsung might be very inspired by Apple’s EarPods introduced with the iPhone 5 in September 2012. This may not come as a surprise, of course, as Samsung has a history of stepping on Apple’s patented designs, although the two companies last year decided to drop all patent disputes outside of the United States.

We’ll have to wait until Mobile World Congress next week to see if these are in fact the earphones bundled with the Galaxy S6.


As 9to5’s Seth Weintraub points out, however, Amazon was first to the race at being inspired by Apple’s EarPod design.

See also from earlier this week: What Samsung’s Galaxy S6 would look like if it didn’t copy Apple

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