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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leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

LOL! Google fanboys!


Of course. Tons of people have an irrational hatred of all things Apple and think Android is the be all end-all of operating systems.

You think there are no Android/Google fanboys? Just look at some comments here or Android news sites. Just a couple articles ago I said something about how the unique strengths of Android appeal to some people, and the unique strengths of iOS appeal to others. Some guy said that doesn't make sense, because iOS has no unique strengths.
That's the kind of irrational argument you get from fanboys. Not an objective assessment of facts, but simplistic black and white reasoning. Just like Thom and his "Apple has never invented anything" blather.

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tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Of course. Tons of people have an irrational hatred of all things Apple and think Android is the be all end-all of operating systems.

There certainly people who hate Apple, but, mostly, people just hate the clueless Apple fanboys.

However, I must strongly disagree with the last part of your statement -- just because people hate the Apple fanboys, that doesn't make the haters Android fanboys.

One does not have to worship any technology to have an aversion to Apple -- people universally hate naive, smirking Apple fanboys.

Furthermore, I have never noticed any strong fan of Google, Android, Microsoft, etc., on this forum.


You think there are no Android/Google fanboys? Just look at some comments here or Android news sites.

Please link one.


Just a couple articles ago I said something about how the unique strengths of Android appeal to some people, and the unique strengths of iOS appeal to others. Some guy said that doesn't make sense, because iOS has no unique strengths. That's the kind of irrational argument you get from fanboys. Not an objective assessment of facts, but simplistic black and white reasoning.

Did it ever occur to you that the truth might be that IOS actually lacks any unique strengths?

Also, try turning things around -- by your logic, your automatic, blanket assumption that IOS has unique strengths reveals fanboyism.

Perhaps it would have been best just to list IOS's unique strengths. In fact, why don't you list them right now, for review, so we can assess just how many unique strengths IOS has.

Furthermore, even if your opponent's statement is false, that statement doesn't make your opponent a fanboy. It might make him anti-Apple, but it certainly doesn't sound like he has any allegiance to any single company or technology. If was a fanboy, he would repeatedly claim that one company or technology is superior, without giving any specific, valid supporting arguments.


Just like Thom and his "Apple has never invented anything" blather.

Uhm... Apple hasn't invented anything, except the GUI trash can.

Perhaps you would care to list Apple's inventions here, right now. However, I must warn you that we have been through such listing exercises on this forum, and it inevitably boils down Apple just inventing the GUI trash can and the fanboys saying, "well, Apple hasn't invented much, but they have popularized a lot of things.." (as if that were some sort of accomplishment).

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

Uhm... Apple hasn't invented anything, except the GUI trash can.


that was just a copy of the real thing
and let's not forget that restoring files from the trash was only introduced a year ago in osx ;)

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lustyd Member since:
2008-06-19

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Perhaps it would have been best just to list IOS's unique strengths. In fact, why don't you list them right now, for review, so we can assess just how many unique strengths IOS has.


OK, in use IOS appears to be finished and organised whereas Android feels like a work in progress and rather disorganised. Settings are stored in a single place rather than multiple settings apps. This is all based on my HTC Android phone so maybe it's HTC that has made it seem that way - but there is the other unique strength of IOS, there is NO fragmentation. When you buy IOS you buy IOS and it will look and feel like IOS. We've all (geeks especially) moaned about the crapware added to Windows by OEMs over the years and yet for some reason Google have allowed it on their phone OS.

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