Samsung phones, before and after the iPhone

At a trial now under way in San Jose, Calif., Apple is trying to prove that Samsung illegally ripped off its distinctive iPhone design. Here's a look at how Samsung's phones have evolved over the years.

On the drawing board

Samsung Phone

Samsung has produced in-house art as evidence that it was considering a number of touchscreen designs in the months before Apple's big reveal. One of these became the F700.

"Samsung independently developed the allegedly copied design features months before Apple had even announced the iPhone," the company said in its brief. "It did not switch its design direction because of the iPhone."

- Last updated August 02 2012 12:08 PM ET