Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

In my mind there is no doubt they copied Apple.

It's not just one thing, or two, it's well, almost everything.

People cite prior art, but this involves things that have been around for years and years, yet Samsung came with their stuff after the iPad turned out to be a success. So there is no doubt who they got their inspiration from and it wasn't Star Trek or the JooJoo (RIP).

So it beats me why people here ignore reality and claim Samsung didn't copy Apple or even call copying progress, even though Samsung isn't progressing anything.



It's because of Apple phobia plain and simple. Serious and intelligent people will put forward the 'angels on a pinhead' type arguments about this or that obscure product or drawing or whatever that means that Apple didn't invent the iPad and then try to argue that somehow Samsung didn't copy the iPad. That's the sort of intellectual collapse that a phobia can precipitate. It is painfully obvious to more objective observers that:

a) Apple try to make their products have original and distinctive designs and functionality

and that

b) Samsung try to copy Apple's entire product designs

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Yes, Apple haters tend to be very flexible and agile when twisting reality and facts to prove their case. It seems they have copied Steve's RDF, although less convincing.

BTW an interesting piece about Steve aired on BBC recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co1CU3-Ms5Q

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

[q]It is painfully obvious to more objective observers that:

a) Apple try to make their products have original and distinctive designs and functionality


So, what is new/original about, say, the iPhone? I dare you to name 3 concrete features, ideas, or technologies about the iPhone that were new. Just three.

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lustyd Member since:
2008-06-19

So, what is new/original about, say, the iPhone? I dare you to name 3 concrete features, ideas, or technologies about the iPhone that were new. Just three.

Usable (i.e. pleasant to use) mobile browser? Opera didn't even compare.

The whole touch interface? Yes there were touchscreens, but they simply were not up to the iPhone standard in usability.

capacitive touch screen? OK I'm not certain but I don't remember other touchscreens using this before iPhone.

App store? you have to admit, they got this right!

iPod functionality in a phone? I have a Samsung D900 and trust me, Samsung were FAR behind on this front.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

It's because of Apple phobia plain and simple.
[...]
That's the sort of intellectual collapse that a phobia can precipitate.


Bryan Singer's lawyers for you on line 1. Sorry, but after the X-Men films, he patented the concept of painfully-obviously comparisons to homophobia.

Edited 2011-12-24 02:16 UTC

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