I think to blame this on Apple is a cop out. Samsung has copied Siri with S Voice which is identical, so I don't see any worries there.
They have introduced a micro sim, again a copy from Apple, so I don't see nothing there. They have certainly tried to copy Apple with marketing the phone, so again I don't see nothing there. They have kept the single home button, so again I see nothing there what so ever.
When The Galaxy S2 was revealed I found this forum and it was awash with hype. I went off here and pre ordered.
The galaxy S3 however has left me dissapointed. HTC One X has managed to be nice with good build quality, copied the non removable battery, no micro sd card slot, micro sim etc with no worries about Apple, so why have Samsung gone down this road?