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12-04-2011, 12:03 PM #41
Yawwwwn..... Wut?"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
12-04-2011, 12:14 PM #42
There is also something called form factor and industry standard.
In computing, a form factor specifies the physical dimensions of major system components. Specifically, in the IBM PC compatible industry, standard form factors ensure that parts are interchangeable across competing vendors and generations of technology
Form factors are so generic, that they have become INDUSTRY STANDARDS. All slates must be rectangular because the Motherboards are as close to rectangular in shape as they are going to get. You cannot fit a 4 sided Motherboard into a triangle, and you certainly cannot properly fit it into a 5, 6, 7,, or 8 sided slate device...let alone a ROUND ONE!
Capacitive touch screen is now also a standard, so using a capacitive touch screen in a Samsung or non Apple slate is not copying Apple, it is called conforming to industry standard. Its like forcing one company to use Floppy Disk because using optical media or hard drives would be copying them.
Apple did not create the rectangle. You cannot patent a shape, or a shape with dimensions. Eventually, you would run out of permutations of thickness, width, and height that can conform to industry standards of motherboard and hardware production, not to mention permutations that are comfortable for humans to use, if each one was protected and could never be copied. It is like Sony saying "Nobody else can ever make a 49" television that is only X amount of mm thick...only we can do that" That's called a monopoly and those are ILLEGAL according to the World Trade Organization.
Samsung has taken ideas that Apple has tweaked, and further tweaked them, much like Apple took ideas (that they didn't create or pioneer) and tweaked them to make their interfaces and devices. This happens all the time. Technology advances when concepts and ideas are tweaked and improved upon. It is called innovation. We wouldn't have those compact florescent energy saving bulbs if someone did not tweak the incandescent light bulb. We would not have flat panel screens if someone did not tweak the idea of CRT screens. We would not have Supersonic jets, if someone didn't tweak and improve upon the idea the propeller. We would not have fiber optic if someone didn't tweak and improve upon the connectivity provided by copper wiring.
The point is, Apple wishes to halt advancement, halt progress, and halt innovation so they can make money and form a marketing dictatorship. These are criminal masterminds we are dealing with, criminals who think they can tell us what we should and should not be allowed to buy. This is why I am now boycotting Apple, and have taken it upon myself to get as many people OFF of ALL Apple products until Apple backs off and lets progress and innovation rule the day! Samsung is not stealing ideas, they are giving people what they expect, what we are used to. If Samsung starts doing it better, Apple better step up their game or sink!
If you agreed with ANYTHING I just said, then you MUST boycott Apple because if you don't, and they are allowed to continue, you will see innovation come to a near grinding halt. You will only have yourselves to blame at that point. You don't need to give up your Apple devices, just stop buying new ones, stop upgrading, and, if you need a new device, consider alternatives, such as Samsung and consider the Android iOS. However, It would be ideal if you trashed your current iDevices and just switch to Windows/Linux and Android based devices.
Last edited by LivesForJihad; 12-04-2011 at 05:04 PM.
12-04-2011, 12:36 PM #43
secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way
12-04-2011, 01:01 PM #44
I'm still not giving up anything Apple I own until competitors give me the smoothness of OS X and iOS and the "Apple experience."
12-05-2011, 12:43 AM #45