Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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RE[6]: Terrible?
by l3v1 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Terrible?"
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The sad thing I see is that people who seem to genuinely care about technology, about innovation and about ethics in business are seduced by a company as shitty as Samsung.

That sad thing you see is not entirely true, but of course not entirely untrue either. I'm fairly certain there are a lot of people - here and elsewhere - who are not Samsung fanboys, but in this case, would not take Apple's side (I wouldn't). I wouldn't say they are seduced by Samsung, but they are not seduced by Apple either. I wouldn't say Apple is totally wrong in the subjects of this trial, but I absolutely don't like many aspects of what they are seemingly trying to do and where they're headed with this. Samsung is also not one of my favourite companies (to be honest, I don't really care for them, never did), and it certainly might turn out they "borrowed" design elements from iPhones, but that doesn't give green light (oh, sorry, maybe "green light" is also an Apple patent) to go so over-the-board with their demands (regarding damages and banning) and their talks about we-have-invented-every-design-element-on-this-planet, curved, green, clock face, grids, sliding, touching and yes, breathing might be there somewhere too. And, also an important issue, Samsung not being an American company is absolutely not an important factor affecting people's judgements outside of the U.S.

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