Apple’s lengthy court filing, seen by Mobilized, is filled with what Apple claims are examples of the copy-catting, ranging from core technology to screen icons to **hardware shape**. In particular, Apple cites patents issued in 2009 and 2010 that cover the physical design of the iPhone along with various trademarks for its app icons.
But then again maybe when you put a lot of these design elements together and not just the basics but actual placement of buttons, speakers, texture and a whole bunch of other stuff it might actually start resembling product xyz or abc. IANAL but I agree that individual elements should not be patentable (rounded corners, borders etc), but a lot of these things together constitutes a "design". Either way I think Apple are being royal arseholes.
iPhones are great. Galaxy S (I have one) is great, Galaxy Tab is great and so is the iPAD. Company politics bickering suing, litigation, court battle BS is a load of shit.