Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:30 UTC
Legal "In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers. Apple's complaint against Samsung in The Hague district court is much more comprehensive than previously thought. It's not only broader in its legal scope than a separate, ongoing Apple complaint against Samsung in Germany, but an injunction could have a 'huge impact' on the entire European market for smartphones and tablets, according to Alastair Edwards, principal analyst at Canalys." That's how far Apple is willing to go. They are willing to screw over countless resellers - some big, some small, one-shop affairs - because they don't like competition. I wonder how the Grubers of this world are going to spin this one. Hey Steve, I've got another extremely successful Android phone maker for you to sue.
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RE[3]: Well...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's not what I said. *sigh*.

Of course the iPad inspired current tablets. All I'm saying is that countless tablets before the iPad inspired the iPad - something Apple fanatics refuse to admit.

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by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
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by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

*bangs head on desk*

I give up.

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by ggeldenhuys on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

... while the Knight Rider comes pretty close.

Correction, the iPad is a clone / copy / fake of the Knight Ridder. :-) Remember the Knight Ridder came 17 year before the iPad.

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by WorknMan on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
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by TechGeek on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

"Of course the iPad inspired current tablets. All I'm saying is that countless tablets before the iPad inspired the iPad - something Apple fanatics refuse to admit.


Well, even a blind man can see (or feel) that Samsung and its ilk ripped off the iPad with their designs. Question is, should they be sued for it?
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Actually I would say that both Samsung and Apple ripped off Knight Ridder, since they built it first. But I'm sure you don't want to hear that.

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by smashIt on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, even a blind man can see (or feel) that Samsung and its ilk ripped off the iPad with their designs.


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http://www.engadget.com/media/2006/03/samsungpictureframe.jpg

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by Fergy on Fri 19th Aug 2011 05:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Well, even a blind man can see (or feel) that Samsung and its ilk ripped off the iPad with their designs. Question is, should they be sued for it?

You really think a large touchscreen with a battery is a great invention that a 6 year old couldn't have thought of?

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by phoudoin on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Not "even", but "mostly".
And the question is what make these man blind in the first place?

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by ggeldenhuys on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Question is, should they be sued for it?


According to Apple, they have a patent (community design or whatever) on a rectangle shape. So they should then sue every LCD makes, TV manufacturer, every car maker, every PC casing manufacturer, keyboard manufacturers, etc... oh the windows in my house are also rectangular, so they should also be put in the pot.

This is absolutely absurd!!! Apple is now (and maybe even worse) than the Microsoft from the 90's.

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by dtahiti on Fri 19th Aug 2011 18:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
dtahiti Member since:
2011-01-13

Of course the iPad inspired current tablets.


Wow ! Did I just read that well, or is there a typo ?
Now, how about adding that "iPhone inspired Galaxy S phone" as well ?
How about also "App Store app inspired Android Market app" ?

Besides that, I don't recall hearing from Apple executives that they invented the smartphone or the tablets. But They have been successful reinventing them so that it would not just be for nerds, but also compelling for average Joe.

I can't think the same for Google on Android, they really just look like playing catchup from the beginning. Market share (> iPhone) is coming from its willingness to not compete on the hardware side (initially before last Monday), and giving for free (or close to) so that existing major manufacturers switch to it, replacing Windows Mobile OS and Symbian underneath the interface (remember how hard it has been for Google to inially convince them to come aboard, until it became obvious they had to do it or else, becoming irrellevant like Nokia).

All the openness has just been for PR, to please nerds but you could see how nervous they got if you take Android as is (open source), asking you to not load Google Apps if doing so (Maps, Market, Gmail, etc).

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