Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by bouhko on Sun 26th Aug 2012 16:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
bouhko
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2010-06-24

I think the people that say the iPhone wasn't a milestone are as dumb as the Apple brainwashed fans that pretend Apple invented everything.

The iPhone was a wake-up call for the whole phone industry. They took some existing ideas, invented/refined some others and they polished it in a way that nobody ever did before. That's Apple's strength: they polish their products so that what was a niche product ends up being useful for the masses.

Now, the somewhat political question that this whole trial raise is : should a company have a legal way to block its concurrent from copying them or is the fact that they will be first to market a big enough advantage in itself ?

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