Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 21:40 UTC
Legal "The International Trade Commission voted yesterday to investigate Apple for patent infringement allegations launched by the Google-owned Motorola Mobility. As expected, Motorola is asking for import bans on just about every iOS device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. What might be surprising is that Motorola is also asking for a ban on every type of Mac OS X computer, claiming Apple's iMessage technology infringes a Motorola patent." Let's hope all those products get banned. And that all Motorola phones get banned. Let's hope everything gets banned from the US. And yes, I changed Motorola into Google for the headline.
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RE[3]: Iconic design
by flypig on Thu 20th Sep 2012 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Iconic design"
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It's the people that actually think that Samsung didn't try to copy Apple's products or that Google did not reset the design on Android after the iPhone launch to make it look just like iOS, that I don't understand.

To be fair, I think for most people the argument is more nuanced than this. Most people accept that iOS has had the benefit of building on others' ideas. Most people accept that Android has had the benefit of building on others' ideas.

The question is therefore one of degrees. The people you're referring to probably simply can't see that Android has taken more from iOS than iOS has taken from others. It certainly looks like a close judgement call to me, and the fact different people have different opinions suggests the balance isn't necessarily clear cut.

These arguments aren't really relevant to either this or the recent Apple/Samsung court cases though. These judgements are based on different criteria.

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