Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:23 UTC
Legal "The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung's phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung's product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone." Pretty damning. We still need to know a few things: how many of these were actually implemented? How common are these types of comparisons (i.e., does Apple have them)? Are these protected by patents and the like? And, but that's largely irrelevant and mostly of interest to me because I'm a translator myself, who translated the document, and how well has he or she done the job?
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RE[8]: Common practice
by danger_nakamura on Wed 8th Aug 2012 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Common practice"
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I see your point, but there needs to be a balance, and without some boundaries everyone would just copy the guy next door.

Fine. The problem with Apple is that they seem to want to draw this boundary precisely at their front door... everything that they copy or "borrow" is inspiration and a side effect of living in an ecosystem. But any concept of theirs that anyone else uses is a stolen innovation, and, how DARE they!!

Is it really THAT difficult to see why many level-headed people object to the position that this company takes? In fact, a great question for Apple management would be this:

"Given that your company admits to 'borrowing" ideas from the ecosystem and improving them, precisely what concepts and ideas do you admit that you've contributed to the ecosystem, and that we all should therefore fell free to borrow and improve?"

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