Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 16:16 UTC
Legal You really can't make this stuff up. I wish I could - I'd be a millionaire comedian with an annoying ventriloquist dummy whose unfunny show takes over "Comedy" Central every other month. In any case, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, the slightly modified version of the Tab 10.1 Samsung introduced in Germany to circumvent the injunction from Apple, has been labelled okay by the German courts, even though Apple still contents that it looks too much like an iPad.
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Comment by broken_symlink
by broken_symlink on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 17:00 UTC
broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

the new one looks more like the original ipad to me.

Reply Score: 6

RE: Comment by broken_symlink
by justanothersysadmin on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 18:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by broken_symlink"
justanothersysadmin Member since:
2011-06-09

Can't tell if trolling...fine, I'll say it: How?

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

i wasn't trolling, i just personally think it looks like the first gen ipad now.
maybe its the silverish bezel.

note: i actually own a galaxy s2 myself.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Comment by broken_symlink
by JeeperMate on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 13:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by broken_symlink"
JeeperMate Member since:
2010-06-12

Yup... I agree. Maybe because of the silvery side trim.

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i see..
by Brunis on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 17:06 UTC
Brunis
Member since:
2005-11-01

Yes, it really stands out now that they added the Samsung log.. oh wait!

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RE: i see..
by SojoPhoto on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 17:48 UTC in reply to "i see.."
SojoPhoto Member since:
2011-12-08

I have the original Samsung GalaxyTab 10.1 and my tab has the Samsung logo on it. It's weird because when I go to Best Buy or other stores, none the GalaxyTabs have the Samsung Logo on the front.

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RE: i see..
by zima on Thu 29th Dec 2011 22:58 UTC in reply to "i see.."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

How did the lack of a logo become a design thing, anyway?... that's purposefully making an object less distinctive (and taken to its logical conclusion - culminating in, essentially, a flat sheet of glass, I suppose)

Reply Score: 2

Comment by Bounty
by Bounty on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 18:04 UTC
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

I can't put into words how ... uhh, I can't put into words.

Reply Score: 5

HA HAA HAAAA Haaa haaaa haaa ha. ha.
by mogwai82 on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 19:36 UTC
mogwai82
Member since:
2010-03-15

That's hillarious and I quite agree - this legal process was really worth it - my those two are clear distinct designs! Apple was very sensible to persuade Samsung's engineers and designers to think again, and my they have!

World gone completely mad - progress or what!

Reply Score: 2

Now it have an design
by theuserbl on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 22:23 UTC
theuserbl
Member since:
2006-01-10

Galaxy Tab N looks now different to the Galaxy Tab:
http://fs01.androidpit.info/userfiles/816819/image/GalaxyTab10_1N.j...

But now it have an own design. Apples producs have no own design, it was only practical created:
http://www.baekdal.com/opinion/apple-never-designed-the-ipad-they-u...

Reply Score: 1

Apple is Funny
by Lorin on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 00:23 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

The Galaxy does not in any way resemble an iPAD, just the widgets alone win that argument. Now if you say iPAD resembles a CrunchPad, then you are talking fact.

Now how does Apple appear to win patent attacks, simply by outspending the other guy, making it too expensive to have a patent overturned.

Edited 2011-12-23 00:25 UTC

Reply Score: 2

ozonehole
Member since:
2006-01-07

I have to ask the question - just what is that red circle with the dot inside supposed to represent?

As for the issue at hand - I actually think the new Samsung design is more attractive than the old one. The black border around the screen is more attractive than the old gray one. Smart move, Apple - you just forced Samsung to make their product even more marketable than before. Not to mention all the bad publicity you generated for your own patent-trolling company.

Reply Score: 4

Major mistake
by Earl C Pottinger on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 05:00 UTC in reply to "What is that red circle with the dot inside?"
Earl C Pottinger Member since:
2008-07-12

Did Apple make a major mistake? Apple has always been proud of it's designs which it claims with a grain of truth that other companies do not put as much thought into creating.

Now it's lawsuits are forcing other companies to pay more attention to industrial design and there are a lot of those people out there who do not work for Apple.

What do they do when someone else comes up with a superior to anything they have got? Sue so that they can copy it?

Reply Score: 4

voodoo123 Member since:
2011-03-24

I agree with the point of the new one looking better. This whole suit with Apple/Samsung has been ridiculous from the beginning.

On the topic of the eyes...that is the "look of dissaproval". You can find more information here: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/%E0%B2%A0%E0%B2~*....

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brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

I have to ask the question - just what is that red circle with the dot inside supposed to represent?

As for the issue at hand - I actually think the new Samsung design is more attractive than the old one. The black border around the screen is more attractive than the old gray one. Smart move, Apple - you just forced Samsung to make their product even more marketable than before. Not to mention all the bad publicity you generated for your own patent-trolling company.



I doubt that most tablet buyers are going to select a Samsung tablet because they detest Apple's attempts to protect its IP. Outside of assorted geeks, dweebs and anal hobbyists, I doubt that most potential buyers are even aware of the details or pros/cons of this dumb patent war. The only thing that can make Samsung more marketable is a combination of effective marketing and the word of mouth over time that draws in other potential buyers. That's how it works for the iPad.

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tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

I doubt that most tablet buyers are going to select a Samsung tablet because they detest Apple's attempts to protect its IP.

Except it's not Apple's IP. Countless examples of prior art have been given.


The only thing that can make Samsung more marketable is a combination of effective marketing and the word of mouth over time that draws in other potential buyers. That's how it works for the iPad.

Yeah. I remember how Apple pushed the Bebe ads off of all the bus stops for the first Ipad.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Being much cheaper works pretty well too.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Outside of assorted geeks, dweebs and anal hobbyists, I doubt that most potential buyers are even aware of the details or pros/cons of this dumb patent war. The only thing that can make Samsung more marketable is a combination of effective marketing and the word of mouth over time that draws in other potential buyers. That's how it works for the iPad.

And it so happens that many do ask their geekish friends etc. when the time comes to choose what to buy (especially in world at large, where disposable income is more scarce; where Apple has negligible uptake and via what Android will dominate from simple economies of scale); Apple largely putting those people off is unwise.
(few most vocal - also on the web - places, which mostly happen to be those few where Apple usage share is non-negligible, won't change much)

BTW, I was sort of supportive myself of Apple products not a long time ago (and have some of course; with my iPod - a very rare thing here - chosen mostly because of, believe it or not, one "technical" property) - not any more.
(but I think I also got tired of being associated with the kinds of people who usually promote them... those even seem much more arrogant and off-putting - also to the mentioned "asking general consumers" - in places where they they can maybe feel much more "special" / where they are certainly very rare; and that's still in one of more prosperous places around, a late EU member state)

Reply Score: 2

At first glance...
by asupcb on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 03:49 UTC
asupcb
Member since:
2005-11-10

At first glance I thought the top one was an iPad until I got to looking closer. I also think the new design is more attractive than the old one. I really don't see how anyone would confuse the two anyway. Outside of the fact that they are both tablets with colour screens.

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RE: At first glance...
by zima on Thu 29th Dec 2011 23:05 UTC in reply to "At first glance..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I really don't see how anyone would confuse the two anyway. Outside of the fact that they are both tablets with colour screens.

Well, maybe all it takes is to be one of the apocryphal Apple users? ;p
(hey, that quote was too good opportunity to pass up ;) )

Reply Score: 2