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[6]: Terrible?
by Fergy on Wed 8th Aug 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Terrible?"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Samsung has a history of copying other companies products.

Are you trying to say Apple hasn't?
Apple is innovative, and is in fact one of the most innovative tech companies around and as a result has a lot more IP which is relevant and cutting edge at stake than many other companies.

Can you name some of that IP? I hope you will keep idea patents out of their IP collection.
the iPhone was an inflection product that changed the smart phone industry and the market completely

The iPhone was a Nokia N770 with a phone and fluent interface. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_770_Internet_Tablet
When I saw the N770 I waited until they combined it with a phone. But somehow Nokia kept being stupid.

Edited 2012-08-08 08:26 UTC

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RE[7]: Terrible?
by henderson101 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 12:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Terrible?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

When I saw the N770 I waited until they combined it with a phone. But somehow Nokia kept being stupid.

The N770 was nowhere near the iPhone. The N800 and N810 weren't either. I own an N810 and owned an N800 also. Maemo is as far removed from the iOS user experience as possible. The only commonality is that they are both ARM based.

The N900 was a phone, but it was seriously iPhone-ified. The Maemo OS was dumbed down for touch between NITOS2007 and the N900's version. The NITOS2008 (Diablo) started the trend, though it was initially just them making all the icons giant and finger sized.

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RE[8]: Terrible?
by Fergy on Wed 8th Aug 2012 13:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Terrible?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The N770 was nowhere near the iPhone.

The thing that makes a current phone better than my old nokia phones is a big touchscreen and a full featured webbrowser. I have never owned the N770 but it certainly sounded like what I wanted.
But now that I think of it; what is it that made the iphone so special? I just explained what it was for me. But apparently it was different for other people.

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