Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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Comment by Jennimc
by Jennimc on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 01:08 UTC
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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by No it isnt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 01:42 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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2005-11-14

A graphic showing that the iPhone sprang out of thin air, based on nothing. How inventive!

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by Dr.Mabuse on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2009-05-19

That's the "Apple reality distortion field" in full effect.

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by TechGeek on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:11 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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2006-01-14



All I can say is "AHHHHHAAAHHAA". Seriously? Your little graphic ignores all the other phones were converging on the same style of interface. The Palm Pre looks just like Android and iOS. I suppose they stole from Apple too though huh? Except Palm has been working on phone OS's since the early 90's. If anyone in this market has room to be pissed at copying, its the folks at Palm.

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by frderi on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 08:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2011-06-17

The Palm Pilot was just a cheaper version of the Apple Newton, a device which had been under development at Apple since the end of the 80's and was released in 1993.

The idea to combine the PDA with the smartphone didn't come from Palm either. General Magic, an Apple spinoff, was already working to do this since the beginning of the nineties.

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by viton on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 13:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2005-08-09

The Palm Pre looks just like Android and iOS
But not how it works and supported. Palm has always been a niche in a back streets of WinCE.

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by phoudoin on Mon 24th Oct 2011 18:28 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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2006-06-09

Love this picture: it show better than anything else that Apple between 2007 and 2010 (and still) don't change that much is main product.

In the meantime, concurrents cames from outdated products to the credible iPhone alternative state.

I really wonder why Apple, with so much and well deserved cash from iPhone sales, lost it's innovation advance.

I guess that what happened when you start to focus on what others do instead of what you want to do next...

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