Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:23 UTC
Legal "The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung's phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung's product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone." Pretty damning. We still need to know a few things: how many of these were actually implemented? How common are these types of comparisons (i.e., does Apple have them)? Are these protected by patents and the like? And, but that's largely irrelevant and mostly of interest to me because I'm a translator myself, who translated the document, and how well has he or she done the job?
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RE[5]: Common practice
by imhotepx on Wed 8th Aug 2012 11:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Common practice"
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Hi Thom,

I think you need to be more objective. Just because Apple did not manufacture all the bits does not mean they did not design or invent any of it.

To give you two examples, Fingerworks the company that Apple acquired in 2005 invented multi touch technology dating back to 1999, obviously later implemented in the iPhone and subsequently elsewhere.

Apple was a founding member of ARM which is now what everyone uses. Apple partnered with Acorn for that. In fact they used it in the Newton which I still have - neat device even today!

Even when you look back at the first Macintosh UI, there was a great deal of innovation there. Yes they saw the Xerox star in action, but what they built n the Lisa and Mac was a clean room implementation with many innovations, such as overlapping windows, drop down menus, windows that could have their content updated live. And you'll love this one, the drag and drop of moving and copying files was an Apple invention as well. Xerox did not have that. There are others but you get my point.

I use all types of gear, because I'm a tech geek, I have iphones ipads galaxies and google tablets, it's all good. But if I were in Apple's shoes, I sure as hell would be peeved when I see some of the copying Samsung specifically have done. I think it is pretty blatant, but that is my opinion.

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