TouchPad: “Designed by HP in California”
HP TouchPad copies a certain well known Apple phrase used on Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad packages.
2011: HP Copies Apple Packaging
“Designed by HP in California. Made in China.”
2001: “Designed by Apple in California”
Hewlett-Packard is surely being original with its WebOS tablet. Well, let’s see, where have we seen that statement before? Apple has used the phrase for a decade (since 2001, perhaps even earlier). Examples:
- iPod 2001 has this text next to Apple copyright: “Designed by Apple in California. Made in China.” (2004 iPod shown).
- MacBook Pro 2007 box.
- iPad 2010 box. Back of box probably has the phrase too but we don’t have a close up at this time.
- iPad 2011, back of box.
Perhaps HP should use this phrase to show their originality:
TouchPad: Copied by HP in California.
OP note: Dear HP, feel free to use the creative phrase. There is no charge.