Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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Just out of curiosity, which ideas that were genuinely Apple's ideas did Google steal? I can think of two:

* Finger touch screen. Previous smartphones used a stylus.

* Fully integrated app and media store. Previous smartphones used 3rd party app stores like and Handango.

Is there anything else?

The problem is that those are not even Apple's ideas. Finger touch screen is a result in advancement in technology. Similar to move from CRT to LCD. It is LCD tech that matured and allowed everyone to create flat panel form factor. finger touch (capacitative display LCD)is just a natural progression.

Integrated application repositories have been around on other operating systems for decades. Debian packaging system and even Cydia came before the Apple App Store did. Putting a fancy face on the old packaging system and marketing it is all Apple did.

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