Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:07 UTC
Legal Reactions to Apple's yesterday win are in. Tim Cook: "The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. [...] We applaud the court for finding Samsung's behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn't right." Samsung: "Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies."
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Sat 25th Aug 2012 14:16 UTC
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

"At Apple, we value originality and innovation"

For a company that values originality, they don't seem particularly imaginative when it comes to naming their products - iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iOS, iWork, iCloud, iTunes etc

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by akrosdbay on Sat 25th Aug 2012 15:33 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by tupp on Sat 25th Aug 2012 15:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

None one before Apple had named anything with an i pre-fix. So that is very original. Now it is a brand identity thing. i in front of a product is synonymous with Apple.

It never ceases to amaze that Apple fanboys actually believe such ridiculous notions.

No. Apple was not the first with "iNames" -- not by a longshot. Here is the Lowel i-Light, whose small "i" name was trademarked in 1985 (around 15 years before the first Apple "iProduct": http://lowel.com/ilight/

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by smashIt on Sat 25th Aug 2012 20:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

None one before Apple had named anything with an i pre-fix.


like the original iPhone (infogear 1996)?

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