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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adults ?
by Janvl on Tue 7th Aug 2012 14:21 UTC
Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

Do not even have adults a right to an opinion?
Like it is my opinion that Apple is a compagny that mutated into a patenttroll where I will never ever buy anything?

Thom has a right to give his opinion, like you have too.

I just hope that this judge will tell both Apple and Samsung to stop this silly childish behaviour and compete on quality rather then playing the one that is shocked and all this other theater.

Apple never designed anything by itself, there was always "prior art". Apple knows (or knew?) about marketing, that is what they are good at.

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RE: adults ?
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:05 in reply to "adults ?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Do not even have adults a right to an opinion?
[...]Thom has a right to give his opinion, like you have too.


As a forum member, yes. As somebody supposedly reporting news, no not really. I grew up with the BBC where they bend over backwards to be fair to all parties. Maybe I'm spoilt? I expect journalists to report fairly and where they disagree with something, to give opinion pieces to expose they own feelings.

I just hope that this judge will tell both Apple and Samsung to stop this silly childish behaviour and compete on quality rather then playing the one that is shocked and all this other theater.


And for that I would have +1'd you, if I'd been able to.

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RE[2]: adults ?
by Laurence on Tue 7th Aug 2012 15:48 in reply to "RE: adults ?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


As a forum member, yes. As somebody supposedly reporting news, no not really. I grew up with the BBC where they bend over backwards to be fair to all parties. Maybe I'm spoilt? I expect journalists to report fairly and where they disagree with something, to give opinion pieces to expose they own feelings.

BBC sensationalise as much as any other news organisation and thus also chase after trendy news items - giving them unfair bias over competitors. eg Apple product launches have always been a feature since the launch of the iPhone, yet no other competitors were featured on even the Technology pages of the news site until only the last 24 months ago.

Furthermore, nearly all of their IT reporters are technologically inept. Rory Cellan-Jones is the prime example; he once went on record slating Linux because he couldn't even manage to install Ubuntu on a bog standard PC and then bitched about how hard it was to use because he tried to compile OpenOffice instead of pulling it from the software repositories.

BBC used to be good back when it pretty much had a monopoly. But in the post satellite / cable TV era they've been spiralling downwards. Worse yet, in the post internet era, the few good articles the Beeb have published have amounted to little more than a copy and paste job from Reuters (but then isn't that basically how all news works these days?)

The ironic thing about all this is, in your campaign for impartial reporting, you've referenced a news organisation that's off it's game but you which you had fond childhood memories of, and have given an unbalanced counterargument regarding the Apple vs Samsung slapping contest. So with all this talk of fair arguments, you've been guilty of the same conviction.

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