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[5]: Well...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
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*bangs head on desk*

I give up.

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by Mellin on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
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Applefans only fallow what great leader steve jobs tells them

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by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
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I don't know what your thinking off, but I'm referring only to the exterior look of the tablet. The iPad obviously caused other vendors to create tablets and model them after the iPad. Your list shows there are more ways to design a tablet, which most vendors didn't do save for some who came up with a tablet/netbook hybrid.

I'm not aware that every Apple device owner thinks Apple invented the tablet or its look, I guess they all do think Apple brought this market to live.

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by Auzy on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
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Or was it simply an evolution of technology, which Apple was the first to implement? Improved ARM processors which didn't suck which generate minimum heat and new manufacturing processes likely made the new generation possible.

Furthermore, when Multi-touch came to fruition (which wasn't something Apple invented btw), removing all but one or two buttons because obvious, and when you look at usability, placing it on the bottom makes sense (because you shouldn't need to stretch over the screen to go back a page). Changing the way the OS works and interacts with the user also becomes obvious.

Smartphones would have evolved in that direction anyway honestly. But, had any other manufacturer released such a product, they wouldn't have succeeded because they don't have the fan base.

Furthermore, you are totally forgetting about ebook readers, which had a similar design.

Apple might deserve some credit, but I believe if they didn't exist, the market might have gone in that direction anyway.

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by JAlexoid on Fri 19th Aug 2011 00:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
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I was asking a multimedia version(color LCD) of iRex iLiad back in 2006. And when Apple finally introduced iPad I was thankful that someone has finally did it - a lightweight hyper low power device*. My problem with iPad is only the OS - it's not adapted in any meaningful way(iOS5 should be changing some of those issues).

Apple again shook-up the market, but they did not introduce anything ideologically new.

* - Since ULPs may refer to Intel's Atom crap.

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by Shkaba on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
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*bangs head on desk*

I give up.

See my comment on jennymc, it appears it is applicable to a number of iFanatics

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by jackeebleu on Fri 19th Aug 2011 03:29 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
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by tupp on Fri 19th Aug 2011 18:28 in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
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This was a real product:

You are looking at photos of an actual prototype in an article dated six months before the Ipad was announced.


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