Rene Ritchie reported on iMore about the difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design.
Some people might not care. Like painting the back of the fence or finishing the underside of the cabinet, it’s a detail that only people who take tremendous pride in craft really care about. And, of course, people who look for just exactly that kind of quality.
That’s because it takes an incredible amount of time and resources to achieve it. It takes an incredible amount of planning and coordination as well. It also takes the willingness to not do something if you feel doing it right is important enough.
To align everything along the edge of a device takes designing and mounting the boards in a certain way, and the ports and speakers, and the buttons and jacks, and the grills and every other detail so they all line up at exactly the right place at the end. Painstaking is likely an understatement.
It matters to some people, but not everyone will appreciate it. Just like how there are people who can live with thinking that they just need to sweep the dirt under the furniture to consider the room is clean.
This is a great example of how much effort Apple puts in to creating something that they care for. Samsung can copy the design but they can’t copy the spirit that goes into the design process.