Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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RE: I'mma just come out and say it
by flypig on Fri 24th Feb 2012 20:44 UTC in reply to "I'mma just come out and say it"
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But I don't think the article is trying to claim Apple doesn't innovate. It's saying that by Apple's own definition of theft, the iPhone is a stolen product. It's got nothing to do with how others define innovation or theft; it's trying to hold Apple to their own definition.

In other words, if Android is a 'stolen product', then by the same definition, so is the iPhone. Both have borrowed heavily from those that came before it.

Personally, I think the article makes a good point, and I think it's a good thing. Apple builds on others' ideas. Others build on Apple's ideas. This is sometimes referred to as progress.

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