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[4]: Well...
by WorknMan on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

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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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 jackeebleu on Fri 19th Aug 2011 03:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
RE[5]: Well...
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.


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

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by Shkaba on Thu 18th Aug 2011 23:27 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

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


blahblahblah
http://www.engadget.com/media/2006/03/samsungpictureframe.jpg
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And these are all different


http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/televisions/21344.aspx?path=70...

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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 WorknMan on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

According to Apple, they have a patent (community design or whatever) on a rectangle shape.


Obviously not, since pretty much every other tablet that came before the iPad was rectangle in design, so there's gotta be more to it than that. Do you even know the nature of the patent(s)?

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