Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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Terrible?
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:09 UTC
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2006-05-30

It's only a really "terrible" chart if you want to believe Samsung. If you don't care (pretty much me) and believe people are being blinkered and reporting from an skewed angle on *both* sides, or if you believe Apple, well, it's pretty damning.

Fact is Thom - there's no objectivity or real reporting in your childish write up. You could have said "this is another point of view, take it for what it is - another view", but instead it becomes a kindergarten level finger pointing and foot stomping dig at Apple. Very sad for OS News, sad indeed. The reason I submitted this article is that you've become extremely biased. Here was me hoping we could get back to reporting news rather than sitting on our back porches shooting at raccoons and muttering to ourselves about how evil the "man" is.

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RE: Terrible?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:23 in reply to "Terrible?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Fact is Thom - there's no objectivity or real reporting in your childish write up.


It's only childish and subjective if you disagree with it. Had I written something that agreed with Apple, it would suddenly not be childish and subjective.

Look, we are all smart people here, and my opinion in no way impedes people's ability to make up their own mind - as you just illustrated with your comments.

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RE[2]: Terrible?
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 14:07 in reply to "RE: Terrible?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It was unnecessary. If you don't agree with the content, fine, don't publish it. From where I'm sitting, it just proves that you're becoming fixated on proving one side is right and one side is wrong, when they're both as bad as each other, both rip off anyone that they can and pretty much fight dirty.

Again - I'm not on either side. But either report fairly, employ a volunteer to report on the Apple side of things objectively or stop making any kind of comment on the stories, and let the reader make their own mind up. Because, as you say, we're all *meant* to be adults here, right?

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RE: Terrible?
by Soulbender on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:43 in reply to "Terrible?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If you don't care (pretty much me) and believe people are being blinkered and reporting from an skewed angle on *both* sides, or if you believe Apple, well, it's pretty damning.


Hmm..not really. Sure the Galaxy is is not unlike the iPhone but on the other hand it's not unlike the F700 either. It's pretty much just a slimmer and glossier version of the F700. Heck, you could argue that the iPhone is just a slimmer and glossier version of the F700.
With the exception of the green phone icon (and I have seen that phone image on phone booths since I was a child) the icons are not similar at all, not even in style.
The only part that is perhaps a bit too similar is the packaging. Ok, not perhaps, it's very similar.

Edited 2012-08-07 13:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Terrible?
by Tony Swash on Tue 7th Aug 2012 17:38 in reply to "RE: Terrible?"
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2009-08-22

Heck, you could argue that the iPhone is just a slimmer and glossier version of the F700.
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You mean other than it having a physical keyboard?!

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