Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE: Crucifixion
by TechGeek on Tue 31st Jul 2012 17:51 UTC in reply to "Crucifixion"
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2006-01-14

The power cable that Samsung "copied" happens to be a standard non proprietary plug. Its meant to be copied. As for design, its very simple. Phones led to the design of a touch screen front on a device. Lots of examples of this. The iPad is just a giant iphone. If Samsung was truly copying Apple, Samsung devices wouldn't lack the polish in certain places. Because its not so much the quality of the software (granted bad code leads to bugs) but the design which shows off the polish of the OS.

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RE[2]: Crucifixion
by jigzat on Tue 31st Jul 2012 19:39 in reply to "RE: Crucifixion"
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Sources please. No seriously, just wan't to read that.

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RE[2]: Crucifixion
by Sabon on Tue 31st Jul 2012 22:41 in reply to "RE: Crucifixion"
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The iPad is just a giant iphone.


That's got to be one of the most clueless comments I've ever seen.

An iPhone or iPod Touch is like looking through a key hole in a door. An iPad is like opening up the door and walking inside. VERY different. The bigger screens gives the app maker room to do things in very different ways which makes it a very different experience.

Which my iPhone I pretty much only consume information.
With my iPad I create things every day. I'm able to do about 90% of what I used to do on a laptop. I definitely wouldn't be able to say that about my iPhone.

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RE[3]: Crucifixion
by Priest on Wed 1st Aug 2012 06:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Crucifixion"
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2006-05-12

he said:

>The iPad is just a giant iphone.

You said:

>"That's got to be one of the most clueless comments I've ever seen.....VERY different. The bigger screens gives the app maker room to do things in very different ways"

Since we are talking about hardware I think "giant iPhone" and "bigger screen" aren't terribly far apart. Besides, here is a tablet concept from 1994: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBEtPQDQNcI

The idea goes back to the 60's.

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RE[3]: Crucifixion
by wowzer on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Crucifixion"
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2012-08-01


Which my iPhone I pretty much only consume information.
With my iPad I create things every day. I'm able to do about 90% of what I used to do on a laptop. I definitely wouldn't be able to say that about my iPhone.


HAHAHA, please, elaborate on this. First, where do you get this 90% figure? And then what kinds of things do you "create" on an iPad/tablet? As a tablet owner, I can say my tablet experience is that of consumption, exactly the way my smartphone is, save for making phone calls. A tablet (iPad in your case being the Apple fanboy you seem to be based on this thread) is a form factor pretty much catered towards consumption. So, I am, and I'm sure others are too, curious as to what you do differently with this kind of device.

I agree with the original post you quoted, the iPad is really just a big iPhone, but with slightly less functionality since it doesn't natively make phone calls.

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RE[3]: Crucifixion
by OMRebel on Wed 1st Aug 2012 21:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Crucifixion"
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2005-11-14

"The iPad is just a giant iphone.


That's got to be one of the most clueless comments I've ever seen.

An iPhone or iPod Touch is like looking through a key hole in a door. An iPad is like opening up the door and walking inside. VERY different. The bigger screens gives the app maker room to do things in very different ways which makes it a very different experience.

Which my iPhone I pretty much only consume information.
With my iPad I create things every day. I'm able to do about 90% of what I used to do on a laptop. I definitely wouldn't be able to say that about my iPhone.
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You must do very, very little with computers if you can do 90% of the work you do using a tablet. Seriously - I would refrain from making comments like that if you want people to take you seriously.

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