When Apple revamped the way the iOS 16 lock screen works, adding new customization options, it was the biggest change to the way the iPhone works in some time. Now, Samsung is pulling a paper out of Apple’s book and bringing something similar for its own phones.
Borrowing heavily from the iOS 16 way of doing things, Samsung’s new OneUI 5 beta 3 release looks familiar. This is because the new lock screen options look exactly like Apple’s, although they aren’t quite as comprehensive.
Imitation, flattery, etc.
The similarities between iOS 16 and OneUI 5 beta 3 were first spotted by video maker Vaibhav Jain and then picked up by 9to5Mac. They offer customization similar to a watch, although there are fewer options, as well as the ability to change the color and overall style. Everything is very familiar, as Jane’s photos show.
And I thought Xiaomi would be the first to copy the Apple iOS 16 Lockscreen 😅 …. Samsung is.. OneUI 5 Beta 3 pic.twitter.com/3sxY9TALazSeptember 26, 2022
It’s a similar story when you get down to the wallpaper picker as well, as the overall design looks very similar to that of iOS 16. However, it’s fair to say that there are only so many different ways in which a series of wallpaper options can be used. . It can be displayed, so maybe Samsung can be given a pass on that.
Likewise, although it may be funny, it must be said that Samsung’s clones of Apple are not as bad as it might seem at first glance. We’ve seen iPhones take ideas from Samsung phones before, and of course vice versa, and with phones as mature as they are, there are bound to be similarities. However, it’s all about timing – and this beta comes just weeks after Apple made iOS 16 available to the public.
Coincidence? Perhaps, but given the fact that the iOS 16 update is the best iPhone software to date and it’s running the latest iPhone 14, we’d say Apple is still the winner here.