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[6]: Common practice
by zima on Wed 15th Aug 2012 01:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Common practice"
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Fingerworks the company that Apple acquired in 2005 invented multi touch technology dating back to 1999

No, they developed implementation of technologies dating back several decades:

Apple was a founding member of ARM which is now what everyone uses. Apple partnered with Acorn for that.

Again, you rewrite history. Apple was among the founders of ARM Ltd the company (not only with Acorn, also VLSI) - but ARM the architecture already existed for half a decade, developed only by ~Acorn. What the joint venture provided was capital and new market.

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

And you'll love this one: Xerox sued Apple in the 90s (at the time when Apple tried to argue that "look and feel" was copyrightable, in their lawsuit against Microsoft; BTW, Apple utterly lost back then, like they'll hopefully do now)

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