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01-09-2012, 04:56 PM #1
Acer Mimics Apple's iCloud Presentation with Unveiling of AcerCloud
Seems like another consumer electronics manufacturer has unveiled a “new” service that appears to be something very similar to what Apple has unveiled before. Acer, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer seems to have unveiled a new service called “AcerCloud” that seems to be a quite similar to Apple’s iCloud service.
The thing that makes this whole situation the most ironic is the presentation that Acer gave regarding their new cloud service. If you take a quick glance, you might even forget that you are looking at two different presentations for two services being provided by two different companies. If you want to get nit-picky, sure maybe the clouds are shaped a bit differently but both seem to contain the same number of images and portray the same devices (a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone). To rub more salt on the wounds, Acer’s photo sharing element is named “PicStream.” I personally feel that the company could have spent a bit more time trying to create a more innovative name rather than blatantly knocking off Apple’s “Photo Stream.”
The major differences between the presentations were the location of the devices, the location of the phrase “30 days,” and the addition of a rather tasteless Wi-Fi signal indicator. Both the slides are even done on a gradient background, although one might argue that at least the colors are different.
Now, some of you might argue that Apple didn’t invest the concept of cloud computing, which is true. SugarSync’s old ads (see below) previously showed three devices communicating with the cloud to exchange media as well. What really shakes heads here is that a major manufacturer seems so desperate to be like Apple that they even do their best to mimic the Cupertino giant’s presentation slides. The presentation leaves much to be desired as it shows a lack of imagination and taste, especially from a company of Acer’s size.
How do you feel about the whole ordeal? Share any thoughts and comments below!
Source: The Verge
01-09-2012, 05:26 PM #2
Wow. What a blatant knock off of Apple's presentation. Apple has all the right to sue.
01-09-2012, 05:46 PM #3
Guess Acer is jumping onto the Samsung bandwagon.
01-09-2012, 06:08 PM #4
Hahahahaha. This is to funny.
01-09-2012, 06:09 PM #5
Apple does not own the following:
-Pictures of the aforementioned items
Acer didn't rip off, or copy, anything as far as I can see. In fact, Cloud storage existed before Apple started doing it, and all you need to do is google "cloud storage" and you can find hundreds of images with an almost identical layout to the two images in this post.
If Acer ripped of Apple, then Apple ripped off the hundreds of cloud storage providers before them.
Why are Apple drones so stupid? Why do Apple drones believe Apple invented EVERYTHING? It has gotten to the point where Apple drones will say that competing companies have ripped off their overlords by using chairs at their computer workstations, suggesting that Apple was the first company to pair the use of chairs at desktop computers.
I hope Apple goes bankrupt...it is the only way to free the minds of all these robots who have been brainwashed by a piece of fruit.
01-09-2012, 06:21 PM #6
01-09-2012, 06:52 PM #7
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01-09-2012, 07:01 PM #8
Wow their graphic designers need to be a bit more creative... Lol!
01-09-2012, 08:09 PM #9
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01-10-2012, 12:21 AM #10
2. Googling cloud storage produces NO images that are as similar to Apple's slide as Acer's slide is
3. the chair comment is a bit ridiculous. Apple did make their slide before Acer. It would be ridiculous for Apple to sue acer over it, granted, but if the mimicery extends to the presentations that itself is a bid ridiculous and amusing.
4. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Apple to go bankrupt lol.
5. Why are anti-apple drones so stupid and bad at making credible arguments?
01-10-2012, 01:08 AM #11
Really know of no other way to respond, so I handle it the same way I handled the protester at the subway today that had a picture of Obama with a Hitler moustache. I pointed and laughed hysterically until he was so angry at me he missed talking to about 50 people while telling me that *I* was being obnoxious.Evolution of an iPhone User:
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01-10-2012, 03:52 AM #12