Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2012 15:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android fans, especially those of you who love your Samsung devices, might have something to cheer about today as it looks like Chinese phone maker GooPhone have already patented the design of the new iPhone 5 before Apple have had chance!" This is just... Wow.
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Wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 7th Sep 2012 17:16 UTC
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

You guys are so desperate for Apple bashing stories that you are posting stuff like this?

Unsubstantiated, plus even if its fact and stands what do you think will happen? Proview got 60 million and they actually owned the iPad name in China for years. Lol.

Must be a boring news day.

Edited 2012-09-07 17:17 UTC

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RE: Wow
by TechGeek on Fri 7th Sep 2012 18:00 in reply to "Wow"
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2006-01-14

Well, its not unsubstantiated as there are multiple sources, some of which are Chinese. Further more, you can read the article and see the actual phone the patents are based on.

As for what could happen? Delays, bad press, possibly injunctions. Isn't that enough to warrant some attention?

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RE[2]: Wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 7th Sep 2012 18:55 in reply to "RE: Wow"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Well, its not unsubstantiated as there are multiple sources, some of which are Chinese. Further more, you can read the article and see the actual phone the patents are based on.

As for what could happen? Delays, bad press, possibly injunctions. Isn't that enough to warrant some attention?


Having a story in the news does not substantiate it. Example Bruce Willis suing over his iTunes music rights. It's was all over the world news, mostly in the US, totally wrong.

The story says the company says it got a patent? Even in China how do you get a patent in a few weeks when in most places it takes some time of patent pending before you get a patent. On top of that do we even know that you can get design patents in China? Lol.

So the patent application or patent award would at minimum substantiate it not just a companies word.

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RE: Wow
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 7th Sep 2012 18:53 in reply to "Wow"
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2008-06-02

You guys are so desperate for Apple bashing stories that you are posting stuff like this?


I can think of worse traits... like taking fanboism to such an extreme that when a news site so much as posts a link that you don't like, your default reaction is to start throwing out accusations of bias.

Of course, I would never suggest that you, personally, would do something like that. I'm sure you must have written a thorough critique of the original article, addressing the specific points that make it not-newsworthy, and just forgot to include that in your comment.

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RE: Wow
by WereCatf on Fri 7th Sep 2012 19:02 in reply to "Wow"
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2006-02-15

You guys are so desperate for Apple bashing stories that you are posting stuff like this?


Apple is one of the largest, most-influential IT-companies of the decade, why shouldn't OSNews post articles about it? Please, do tell us.

Unsubstantiated


Looking at the news it does seem very much substantiated.

Edited 2012-09-07 19:03 UTC

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RE[2]: Wow
by jared_wilkes on Fri 7th Sep 2012 20:12 in reply to "RE: Wow"
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2011-04-25

"The most intriguing part of the GooPhone i5′s design is the fact that GooPhone claim they have patented it in China, which could effectively block Apple from selling their next generation iPhone in the Chinese market, and may even mean GooPhone have the right to block iPhone 5 exports completely!"

That equals very much substantiated? Really?

Claim... could... may even... Yes, those are the words of definitive journalistic confirmation.

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RE[2]: Wow
by Windows Sucks on Fri 7th Sep 2012 20:31 in reply to "RE: Wow"
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2005-11-10

"You guys are so desperate for Apple bashing stories that you are posting stuff like this?


Apple is one of the largest, most-influential IT-companies of the decade, why shouldn't OSNews post articles about it? Please, do tell us.

Unsubstantiated


Looking at the news it does seem very much substantiated.
"

? Looking at the news is just repeating the companies statement.

And my point is that every Apple post is negative.

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