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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RE: Phone icon
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:23 UTC 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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