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    Can we please stop with the title that claim one thing, and then go on to explain how it is just a guess?

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    Dammit, screw the iPhone. If companies stopped making interfaces like the iPhone the world would be a better place.

    BUTTONS AREN'T EVIL. Let's get some real buttons on phones... the iPhone was a step back in usability.

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    Hopefully apple sinks a bunch of money into a failed lawsuit and teaches them a lesson, everyone copies each other and adds a little bit of a better touch. Theres no way around it and patents only help if it is exactly alike, the slightest differnce will help you win. Go HTC! set apple straight and hurry up with nexus one for at&t

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    I love my iPhone 3gs and my MacBook Pro but I have to say that I am getting sick and tired of the company Apple is becoming. They are a bunch of control freaks now that want to restrict their customers and control how we use the products we own. It's complete BS! For the first time in 3 years I'm seriously considering selling my 3gs on Ebay and buying the Nexus One. My friend has one at work and it is an awesome phone! Definitely better than the current iPhone 3gs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
    Dammit, screw the iPhone. If companies stopped making interfaces like the iPhone the world would be a better place.

    BUTTONS AREN'T EVIL. Let's get some real buttons on phones... the iPhone was a step back in usability.
    Seriously....? A step back? Wow, you should not own an iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
    erm, socialism simply means to have all industry owned by the government. socialism is the innability of companies to make any decisions at all, scaring off competition is unmoderated capitalism.

    kid, how old are you?
    your correct on the socialism thing,but what apple is trying to do is become a monopoly,which is specifically barred by us law

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    Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
    Scare off competition? That sounds like socialism to me...wouldn't be much different to today's government though.
    I wouldn't say Socialism as much as monopoly. But even still, I disagree. If they were suing EVERY phone company that put out a phone, and were pushing more and more Apple phones on people until there were no other choices left...then yes.

    But this is a case of copyright infringement. That's a major no-no, especially in the US. Apple, is in the right. And besides. HTC blows major balls! I had the wing. WORST. PHONE. EVER! I have had free phones that worked better than that piece of crap. I hope Apple wins and gets everything they are after.

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    Apple is totally in their legal right. They invested millions into the research and development of these technologies, and should be able to defend their investments.
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    I just have one question. If Google is the "Hated Rival" of Apple, why do they have Google Maps and Google Search on the iPhone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP101 View Post
    But this is a case of copyright infringement. That's a major no-no, especially in the US. Apple, is in the right. And besides. HTC blows major balls! I had the wing. WORST. PHONE. EVER! I have had free phones that worked better than that piece of crap. I hope Apple wins and gets everything they are after.
    um how exactly is it copyright infringement just cause apple says so? its clearly a scare tacit because apple knows they have competition now and are losing ground. BTW just cause you had a bad experience with one phone dont mean HTC is bad, i mean my iphone broke i dont know how many times and i still thought of it as a great phone until i switched cause i got sick of fixing it

    Quote Originally Posted by JP101 View Post
    I just have one question. If Google is the "Hated Rival" of Apple, why do they have Google Maps and Google Search on the iPhone?
    maybe you have not payed attention lately but at one time they were friends and then went downhill after apple rejected google's app for not apparent reason, then apple started making their own mapping service that is speculated to come out in 4.0
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    Nobody beat them yet. But eventually somebody is gonna make a break though.

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    I don't see Apple winning, and anyone who thinks Apple is doing the right thing needs a kick in the balls...hard. I don't care what device you use, the iPhone is not the only phone on the market. If apple sues one, they have to sue every effing phone maker in the US, and Microsoft, and Google. Good luck Apple.

    I saw someone say Apple is protecting what is theirs. Ok there's one problem with that. APPLE DID NOT INVENT MOST OF THESE THINGS, and even if they did, how come HTC is the first one to be sued? IN fact, how come not Google? It is a Google branded phone.

    This is because the iphone is dieing and jobs is too damned afraid to let anyone mess with his phone.

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    Buttons on an iPhone? If thats what you want, get a different phone. I hate slide out keyboards or exposed keys. Just my opinion

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    good job apple cause ur gonna end up paying nokia so u might as well have someone pay u lol

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    guys... there is no such thing as a monopoly... How many cell manufacturers are there? Pantech, RIM, Samsung, LG, HTC, and I know there's a lot more. Apple isn't the only company that makes cell phones. If you honestly don't like how they do business you can always go elsewhere and buy a different phone. Nothing is forcing you to buy the iPhone or going to AT&T.

    If you don't like it, don't buy it. This will do more than just buying it and then crying about it. YOU still BOUGHT it. Company makes money. Look at Sprint for example they used to be tops, and when people started leaving them due to pricing, bad customer service, and service in general. They almost had to sell, but they opted to try and change and try to be an innovator. They dropped their prices and their customer service is starting to get a little better, and they pushed out 4G. Do you think Sprint would have done what they done if nobody left, and kept fitting the bill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doppler View Post
    guys... there is no such thing as a monopoly... How many cell manufacturers are there? Pantech, RIM, Samsung, LG, HTC, and I know there's a lot more. Apple isn't the only company that makes cell phones. If you honestly don't like how they do business you can always go elsewhere and buy a different phone. Nothing is forcing you to buy the iPhone or going to AT&T.

    If you don't like it, don't buy it. This will do more than just buying it and then crying about it. YOU still BOUGHT it. Company makes money. Look at Sprint for example they used to be tops, and when people started leaving them due to pricing, bad customer service, and service in general. They almost had to sell, but they opted to try and change and try to be an innovator. They dropped their prices and their customer service is starting to get a little better, and they pushed out 4G. Do you think Sprint would have done what they done if nobody left, and kept fitting the bill?
    i would say that 90% of the people here agree with the fact that you dont have to buy it (see the users that replied supporting apple in this), i never liked apples practices but i still had an iphone for a while then left for android but its the people that buy their stuff because it is the norm and feel as if it is a status symbol to have such a device that keeps apple making products. these people cant think for themselves and just go with the flow

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    To be honest you shouldn't be able to patent software, the EU don't allow it so really the whole idea of suing is stupid. Apple are pro profit not pro consumers so they don't care about competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwings View Post
    To be honest you shouldn't be able to patent software, the EU don't allow it so really the whole idea of suing is stupid. Apple are pro profit not pro consumers so they don't care about competition.
    Actually that's incorrect. Software can be patented in Europe. Should read the EU laws more carefully. There are instances where they can be patented. Also tell me one company that isn't pro profit. That's the point of a business is to make money. honestly if a company was pro consumer they'd be out of business. Especially in this time and age where everyone wants everything for little to no money.

    EU allows patents to software in conjunction with hardware or technical contribution. For example would be a X- Ray machine with new software that assists the X-Ray machine. The iPhone and iPhone OS.

    Some of the iPhone patents that Apple claims HTC has infringed on would fall under this one:
    an invention in which an increase in processing speed in a computer was achieved by a new and non-obvious method.

    There's a few others, but I won't go deep into it. Even though some stuff might not be patentable they still fall under copyright, and copyright infringement and patent infringement to me are the same. They are both wrong to do.

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    Doppler, I'm not saying its wrong that they are pro profit for obvious business reasons, however you need to strike a balance and as for you X-Ray example I would hardly say the iPhone OS is the same and its funny how it isn't patented in the EU and thats why all these law suits Apple and throwing around only involve US imports etc. To be honest in my opinion Apple shouldn't sue, HTC are doing great things for the mobile phone industry and Apple feel threatened, Apple haven't really innovated with the iPhone since it was first released and if Apple expect HTC to pay etc then they should have to pay etc to Nokia for actually stealing how mobile phones work. All Apple are doing is alienating their customers however like previous posts people will still buy Apple iPhones but you shouldn't sue of the iPhone OS.

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