Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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The fact that it could be way more broken is not an argument for not fixing it now.

That's like saying keep changing your product until there are no pros and cons, just pros. Realistically, there's no such thing as perfect. You get better and make decisions based on whether it brings more to the table than it takes away.

Every car according to your argument would have been a copy cat of a Ford T, which will have made Ford the sole legitimate car maker until his patents expiration. That would have leaded to several decades during which car innovation would have been quite frozen due to lack of incentive for Ford.

Wrong, Chevy licensed some of those patents, and incorporated their own designs and technology and OVERTOOK Ford after 10 years! Why is this point not coming across to anyone!!

By best, you mean richest, right?

Wrong. People buy Apple products for a reason. They work and look amazing. Profits are a product of that. Apple is the most valuable brand in the world, ranked by Forbes. Innovates the most, ranked by BusinessWeek. And last but not least:

"The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released its latest report on Tuesday, revealing customer satisfaction ratings for cellphone manufacturers and wireless carriers. The survey says cellphone users are most satisfied with Appleā€™s line of iPhones."

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