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11-21-2011, 12:07 PM #21
apple is smart to keep their ideas and upcoming projects a secret. if apple said in 2006 that they were going to release a cell phone with touchscreen and call it an iPhone, other companies would have stolen their ideas and done it before they did. even after they released it, other companies began coming up with the same thing by looking at the iphone, ipad, and ipod.
11-21-2011, 02:19 PM #22
11-21-2011, 04:02 PM #23
11-21-2011, 04:21 PM #24
Salesforce Gave Apple the App Store Trademark and Domain as Gift
List of Apple's Trademarks
Think before you speak please. This goes for everyone else. Also for those that are saying they hate Apple, why not leave and join the tirade of Android armies on Engadget? Why are you on a website dedicated for iDevices? Honestly, YES Apple is capitalism. You can't BLAME them though. Look at Lululemon, Gucci, Armani. BRAND BRAND BRAND BRAND! BUT not functionality. When it comes to iDevices a simple REBOOT fixes MOST problems that I've ever had.
iCloud is AMAZING for me and PHOTOSTREAM helps me out so easily. Viewing photos of me and my girlfriend's trip around the world on our iPad 2s and iPhones. I'm switching to a MBP soon because Windows is getting old.
IMHO, WP7 and iOS are the clear winners no matter what. Android is just a leftover and relies HEAVILY on handset manufacturers to actually distribute their OS. KUDOS TO THE SAMSUNG GALAXY 2!
Anyone saying "Android is for geeks". IS TERRIBLY 100% WRONG. All my friends that had Android DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO MOUNT the SD card. They didn't know they had to make a music folder for instance (Not sure if you still have to now, I'm just saying)
So in the end, Apple has: Brand power, loyal customers (Sure call us iSheeps, Apple Fanboys, Whatever), GREAT OVERALL SATISFACTION GUARANTEES (Never had to return an iDevice before).
I'm NOT hating on Android or the Kindle, I'm just sticking up for Apple's decision. Morally wrong, yes perhaps but still legally right and actually quite fair.
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11-21-2011, 04:44 PM #25
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11-21-2011, 05:14 PM #26
1. Not quite, it's actually for BOTH. One problem, Android Manufacturers said it was too generic and therefore the actual term was NOT granted but it was SERVICED in favor of Apple, meaning as for now Apple has more control over the term (YES it is still pending, but not in favor of Apple). Hence NO TRADEMARK MENTIONED ON AMAZON'S WEBSITE. THIS is where your 2nd point comes in.
2. I too have learned not to trust companies as not all information BUT here's where I shall "whip out" a quote: "Benioff liked the name so much that he trademarked the term and bought the domain. It was only when Apple (and Jobs) introduced the App Store on the iPhone that the Salesforce chief decided he needed to something about the term and the domain, now that the Cupertino-based company was using it. "
But now Benioff has 'gifted' the trademark to him because of how great of a person he (Jobs) was.
If you know about the history of SalesForce then you know that they had trademarked the term. Instead of USING App Store at that time they just decided to use "AppExchange".
To conclude, the term was TOO generic because of the importance of it but Apple still has it. Think about trademarking the term "Search Engine" and you purchase the domain "SearchEngine.com". It's FAR too generic and perhaps, at "Archies" time it wouldn't matter. But now there's tons more search engines and with better features, more functionality, etc which benefits everyone that has access to search engines such as "Google.com", etc, etc.
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11-21-2011, 09:08 PM #27
11-21-2011, 11:46 PM #28
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
11-23-2011, 12:37 AM #29
11-23-2011, 09:35 AM #30
[QUOTE=lordthree;6311681]It's simply baffling how mind numbingly stupid and simple you morons are. The reason Apple lost against M$ back in the 90's was because M$ shamelessly ripped them off and then beat them to patents. Apple tryed to litigate, but M$ had gotten the patents first. What did Apple learn? PATENT and TRADEMARK EVERYTHING.
Nothing evil, non-competitive, or petty about it. Apple is playing the game by the rules set up by national and international law. Don't like it? Take it up with the governments of the world.
Please explain how Samsung products DON'T copy Apple. All but the newest Galaxy Tab 'N' are DIRECT, SHAMELESS ripoffs of products that Apple spent millions upon millions on in R&D.
Everything from the position of the home, sleep, and volume buttons, all the way to the packaging. Of course even when confronted with DIRECT PROOF, I'm sure you'll blindly contradict the obvious out of pure hatred for '#1'.
Apple's ideas are NOT original, here's some of what they've copied.
1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future