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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Phone icon
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:19 UTC
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

You're missing the point... the phone icon opens the dialler, the dialler has the green button to make a call and red to end the call (when on a call). The phone icon on the home screen doesn't turn red whilst on a call. The colour has nothing to do with the function.

The notes icon is very similar.

Why does the "photo album" have a yellow flower?

The rest are dubious.

The packaging is also a freaking big turnaround on Samsung's part. Nothing came in that style box before the iPhone. Last week I unpacked a Galaxy Y... it was almost a clone of the iPhone packaging.

I really don't care either way, I hope the judge/jury finds in favour of neither of them, but the fanatical zeal in which you cling to your vendetta against Apple is pretty distressing for anyone who remembers how good the content on this site used to be.

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

Nothing came in that style box before the iPhone.


My LG Prada begs to differ.

Claiming a small box should be protected by IP is... Just so silly for a company that prides itself on being innovative. Like the phone icon, it just proves how bottom-of-the-barrel Apple has become.

Edited 2012-08-07 13:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Phone icon
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:10 in reply to "RE: Phone icon"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Really? And my 5th generation iPod from 2005 did too, so you're point is that LG ripped off Apple? Cool.

Honestly, enough.

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RE: Phone icon
by No it isnt on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:34 in reply to "Phone icon"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

You don't care anyway, and speak of others fanatical zeal while half the comments here are your own. Really now.

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RE[2]: Phone icon
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 16:22 in reply to "RE: Phone icon"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Yay me * 2!

What I want is to be able to read these stories and make my own mind up. come to the comments, state and opinion and for my peers to tell me I'm right or mod me to oblivion. I'm not interested in Thom's hangups, dirty laundry or shoe size.

Edited 2012-08-07 16:36 UTC

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