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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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by akrosdbay on Sat 25th Aug 2012 15:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
akrosdbay
Member since:
2008-06-09

"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


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.

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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[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by Yagami on Sun 26th Aug 2012 09:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

its funny because there were "xAPP" (X apps ) , "gAPP" (Gnome Apps) , "kAPP" (KDE Apps) ...

but being linux, using the same prefix for its products is geek and stupid.


Of course if apple does it, its cool and innovative !

Seriously ... can't we do anything about this?! I am not American, and I actually find my phone charges nice ( 15€ and i have free call's, sms and 600MB internet month ), but Its disgusting to read about this. And then read U.S.A Citizens complain about phone charges.

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by zima on Tue 28th Aug 2012 02:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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

It's only apt in this case, I suppose - after all, i really stands for "imaginary" (also, notably, i^2 = -1)

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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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