There may be some similarities in appearance between HP’s new Spectre laptops and Apple’s MacBook Air, but HP’s vice president of industrial design, Stacy Wolff, denies that her company copied Apple.”There are similarities in a way, not due to Apple, but due to the way the technologies developed,” Wolff said in response to a question Wednesday at an event in Shanghai, according to a transcript on Engadget. “Apple may like to think that they own silver, but they don’t. In no way did HP try to mimic Apple. In life there are a lot of similarities.”
When pressed on the issue again by another reporter, Wolff noted a few seemingly superficial differences between HP’s laptops and the MacBook Air, including the fact that HP uses magnesium and a brush pattern, while Apple does not.
“If you want to look at a macro level, there are a lot of similarities to everything in the market that’s an Ultrabook today,” she said, according to Engadget. “It is not because those guys did it first; it’s just that’s where the form factor is leading it.”
Now you can be the judge: Did HP Rip Off Apple?