Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:20 UTC
Legal This is probably not entirely surprising. The European Commission has announced that it is investigating both Apple and Samsung because they may have breached antitrust rules with regard to patents used as standard in the mobile phone industry - otherwise known as FRAND patents. While the EC states it's investigating both Samsung and Apple, it's likely the investigation focusses on Samsung.
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RE[6]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Mon 7th Nov 2011 00:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Tony Swash"
frderi
Member since:
2011-06-17


The iPod and Mac designs design were blatantly stolen from 1960s Braun catalogues.


I didn't know Braun was in the computer and mp3 player business in the 60's. ;)

FrogDesign developed the original Mac case. Jonathan ive designed the iPod case.


The iPad is a direct copy of the 1987 Knight-Ridder concept tablet.


LOL

The iPhone is a copy of the LG Prada.


The Prada was announced one month before the iPhone. Its quite daft to say it copied the Prada, since the iPhone had been in development for at least 2 years before that.

Edited 2011-11-07 00:59 UTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

FrogDesign developed the original Mac case. Jonathan ive designed the iPod case.


BS.

The Apple designs are blatant copies of designs by 1960s German designer Dieter Rams.

http://gizmodo.com/343641/1960s-braun-products-hold-the-secrets-to-...

Apple is a corporation that has always stolen and dishonestly appropriated other people ideas and claimed them as their own - GUI and mouse(Xerox), OSX (BSD) etc.

Stebve Jobs was a liar, sociopath, thief and criminal (all detailed in Isaacson's biography). Jobs offensive personality and his dubious "values" have permeated every pore of the Apple culture.

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RE[8]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Mon 7th Nov 2011 13:25 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Tony Swash"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

So Apple travels back in time to compete with CRT TV's, closets and radiators? WOW! I wasn't aware of that.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_Design_Inc.

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RE[8]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Mon 7th Nov 2011 14:15 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Tony Swash"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

The Apple designs are blatant copies of designs by 1960s German designer Dieter Rams.

You're deluded. Besides, Apple doesn't even compete with Braun. Google competes with Apple directly.

GUI and mouse (Xerox) : Its not stealing when the original company gave it to you. They didn't stole it. they worked out a deal and got shares. Xerox, however, did not get any shares from Microsoft after copying the Mac UI, nor did Apple, for that matter.

OSX (BSD) etc : Any commercial product is entitled to use BSD as a basis for their products. Why wouldn't Apple be excluded? Besides, they also open source quite a bit of their own stuff.

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