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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Lookalikes?
by zegenie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:07 UTC
zegenie
Member since:
2005-12-31

Why is it that when anything else looks the same, it's no big deal, but as soon as someone makes another product with the same look as an Apple product, everyones up in arms?

Compare any TV, toaster, toilet, washing machine, tumbledryer, shoes, car, laptop - *they're* ALL the freaking same. Minor variations over a similar design, and some don't even look any different. It's natural, logical and perfectly legal.

Edited 2011-08-18 22:08 UTC

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RE: Lookalikes?
by jackeebleu on Fri 19th Aug 2011 03:41 in reply to "Lookalikes?"
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

So there is no other form factor for a media streaming device either cause its so obvious right?

http://images.apple.com/appletv/images/specs_dimensions20100901.jpg

I mean who does Apple think they are? Why should they be the only one that can use designs they build?

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/08a9f.jpg

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/5a755.jpg

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RE[2]: Lookalikes?
by Ultimatebadass on Fri 19th Aug 2011 07:32 in reply to "RE: Lookalikes?"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

My old Linksys wag-200g adsl modem is also a square with rounded corners (apparently that's now a "design")...

I'm pretty sure it came well before apple tv, linksys should totaly sue ;)

Edited 2011-08-19 07:36 UTC

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