Wow, this is big news! In one fell swoop, this undercuts all the copycatters and counterfeiters like Samsung which made only feature phones before the iPhone first came out in 2007. I admit I once bought a fake Louis Vuitton bag in Itaewon in Seoul before along with a fake Rolex watch. I also bought a lot of counterfeit DVD's which are sold in Seoul's subways openly. This was in my younger days. Koreans are masters of copycatting and counterfeiting, and the quality is not that bad. North Koreans even copycat US $100 bills. But on the global stage, counterfeiting Western luxury items to pull oneself out of Third World status is not a good long-term strategy for Korea as a country that hopes to join the First World. There has to be more respect for the rule of law. Same goes for other Asian countries.