Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:04 UTC
Legal Remember when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, and held it up in the air, proudly proclaiming "Boy, have we patented it", followed by a massive applause of the adoring audience? It may seem like this wasn't just an empty claim, either. During the earnings conference call yesterday, the company hinted at possible legal action against Palm were the Pre to infringe on iPhone patents.
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tupp
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2006-11-12

No one is claiming that any one individual behavior is revolutionary..... Ever heard the phrase "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"?

Ever heard of the phrase, "huh?"

You listed ten Iphone features, and then you claimed: "These were all firsts with the iPhone."

I pointed out that eight of those features appeared first on non-Apple products. I questioned the benefits of one of the features that might have originated with Apple. In regards to the other one, I said that I am not familiar with that feature, but I that it sounds generic.

You also claimed: "The iPhone is a usability tour de force..." Disregarding the Iphone's lack of tactile feedback, I mentioned just two of the Iphone's rather significant usability drawbacks.


Obviously you're not going to be won over as you have too much anti-Apple bias.

Whether or not I have a bias has nothing to do with the fact that Apple did not invent most of the Iphone features (as demonstrated above).

By the way, I do not have an anti-Apple bias. I do have an "anti Apple-fanboy" bias, especially when a fanboys ignore the facts presented.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice try. The only one of those features that appeared *on a phone* prior to the iPhone, according to your own post, was Nokia's proximity sensor. So yes indeed, those were all "firsts".

Even if they hadn't been, it would have been the first time that all of those tweaks were combined into one fluid interface.

Btw, I'm not an Apple fanboy, and I'm well aware of the iPhone's flaws. I'm just a fan of good design, and for the most part, the iPhone embodies it.

Edited 2009-01-25 12:13 UTC

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