Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 10:28 UTC
Apple In a possible legal showdown over multitouch patents between Apple and Palm, the Cupertino gadget maker has just looted a decent weapon off the dead body that is the US patent system: a patent on just about all multitouch gestures used in the iPhone and iPod Touch, such as swiping, pinching, and so on. Wielding this weapon, Apple suddenly has a pretty good case against Palm.
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RE: Grrrrr
by mrnagrom on Tue 27th Jan 2009 16:31 UTC in reply to "Grrrrr"
mrnagrom
Member since:
2008-08-13

honestly, if you paid a bunch of money to buy a company that developed a revolutionary product then included its technology into your revolutionary product, i'd find it hard to believe that you would be totally fine with everybody else copying what you did and diluting the wow factor of your product...

i'm all for apple suing the shit out of companies who make half assed versions of their products...

and yes. i have a mac pro, 2 macbooks and an iphone.

if you want a shit product and half ass technology, hop on the linux bandwagon.

i used to be the biggest apple hater till well ..i bought one.

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RE[2]: Grrrrr
by bibe on Tue 27th Jan 2009 17:09 in reply to "RE: Grrrrr"
bibe Member since:
2005-07-09

And now u hate everybody else...maybe u shouldn't change technology but your HATING attitude.

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RE[2]: Grrrrr
by hibridmatthias on Tue 27th Jan 2009 17:35 in reply to "RE: Grrrrr"
hibridmatthias Member since:
2007-04-11

Actually I DID buy one. I tried two actually, and you know what. They both were of poor quality. The AC cords on BOTH of them came loosE from their mother boards. I callled and they wanted to charge me the price of a new one to fix it. Nice support.

Yeah, Apple is so great. Their hardware is awesome. Their DRM is awesome. Their proprietary closed audio codecs are awesome. Apple lovers have their head in the sand or up somewhere else if they can't see the obviously blatant antitrust practices Apple is pursuing with this/these patent(s).

Say what you want, Microsoft is at least trying to look at the market and do something now. Apple is still using antritrust tactics, they just arent in the government sector as deeply so they dont get noticed. As for Linux, it is not mainstream and doesnt purport to be what "everyone (Steve Jobs) needs". Apple is dictating who can do what. Microsoft's time is over and Apple is the new juggernaut of legal hogwash...

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RE[3]: Grrrrr
by aliquis on Wed 28th Jan 2009 04:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Grrrrr"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

AAC isn't more proprietary than MP3, it's the follow up. The DRM sucked though, but it's not like I'd buy music anyway, or an iPod.

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RE[2]: Grrrrr
by Moochman on Tue 27th Jan 2009 22:29 in reply to "RE: Grrrrr"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

i'm all for apple suing the shit out of companies who make half assed versions of their products...

and yes. i have a mac pro, 2 macbooks and an iphone.

i used to be the biggest apple hater till well ..i bought one.


Sounds like a religious conversion... maybe you should see a therapist.

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RE[2]: Grrrrr
by aliquis on Wed 28th Jan 2009 04:21 in reply to "RE: Grrrrr"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

It's good that people can copy Apples ideas because then they can turn them into products which actually works, are open, do what you want, comes the way you want it and cost a reasonable amount.

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