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07-26-2012, 09:58 AM #21
07-26-2012, 10:24 AM #22
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07-26-2012, 11:45 AM #23
I guess next apple will try to shutdown ALL tables because the iPad was the first successful table?
Seriously, look at the first few generations of Windows Mobile phones. They were naturally evolving in the direction of larger screens, fewer & fewer physical buttons, popup soft keyboard etc.
iDevices are simply a convergence of a few different other devices, as they say "There is nothing new under the sun."
As much as I like my iDevices I really wish Apple would just put on thier big girl panties and concentrate on bringing us the BEST instead of trying to be the ONLY by sueing competitors into extinction.
07-26-2012, 12:35 PM #24
The way I read it is that everybody seemed to be going after the same approach....Sony, Apple, and Samsung. A rectangular prone with rounded edges and a singular button. Not too surprising as everyone wanted to get away from the Palm/RIM design of a qwerty keyboard.
Yet somehow Apple gets patents for simplistic designs and functions that other people have had for years (local search). Oh well
07-26-2012, 01:29 PM #25
07-26-2012, 01:41 PM #26
I hate to be "THAT GUY" but Samsung does have a point - there would be no iPhone had it not been for Samsung. Almost all of the hardware used in the iPhone 2 / 3G / 3GS models were made by Samsung. iPhone 4 saw a decline in that number, but Samsung still supplied roughly a quarter of the parts. Smartphones existed before the iPhone. Apple didn't invent something new.
Apple seems far too comfortable biting the hand that feeds it. They patent everything, sue everyone, and want to control the market.
Hey Apple...why don't you take your own advice and THINK DIFFERENTLY! You are driving people away with your endless lawsuits. They drove me away, that is for sure.
Face it Apple...in an era of standardization and customer expectations...some things, like color, shape, and functionality cannot be patent. Stop trying to patent the door and focus on innovation. If you can't stand the heat that Android brings...tough. Apple can curl up and die.
07-26-2012, 02:01 PM #27
Apple brought out the first multi-touch phone and now every phone (every touchscreen phone) has multi-touch technology of some sort. What's that tell you?
07-26-2012, 02:04 PM #28
07-26-2012, 02:38 PM #29
actually from everything I had read, and steves jobs many books and documentaries, apple its ok with competition, but they don't like someone taking they design, and calling it competition.
its plain and simple , I had have every iphone since 07 and when the G1 came out I say it right away,,, (whats that an iphone wanna be) by the looks. most of you guys talking bout oh apple doesn't want competition etc etc,,, no what apple doesn't want its theft and IF u owned a multy billion corporation , neither would u.
I will go as far as to say,, that SINCE Samsung by they own admition made MOST of the iphones parts, they stared to make plans to out fit they *at the time G1) cause they liked the idea that apple had, most of you don't seem to remember but the GOOGLE phone was to come out before the apple phone, then it was postponed , and a few months after iphone they came out with the G1. for all of u that like using car example I got this one for u (not car)
YOU and I live together, all of a sudden my watch goes missing,, and a month later I see u wearing the SAME watch, what do u think im gonna do?,, oh yes, I dint see u taking it, but u had motive,appourtunity , and time, u could denied it by tellin gme that u got me a job and with out it I wouldn't be able to buy that watch, you can even say that u were planning on getting a watch soon, but guess what,, at the end of the day,, you stole my watch and i will get it back.
if apple ever read this: use all the patents you won, and ask for the CURRENT and past androids to be removed from the market, till the day they come up with they own ideas. and COMPETE, do not sell them a license to use it,
as STEVE JOBS sayd: I will spend apples 40$ billion bank to bring android (google) down for what they done.
make it happened.
07-26-2012, 03:25 PM #30
Someone please show me what a smart phone should look like that isn't "copying" the iPhone. The rectangle was used for cell phones ever since I had my first one. The color black has also been used for cell phones for a very long time. Just like the tablet debate. How the hell do you want a phone that isn't an iPhone to look exactly? Do you expect them to make a triangular pink phone just to make Apple happy? That new Galaxy Tab looks nothing like the iPad and Apple still sues about it. I think they are just mad because Samsung released a smaller tablet before them and is going to get first dibs at users looking for a smaller tablet to use.
07-26-2012, 03:29 PM #31
Here's what Apple did: Print out a spec sheet for a CPU and memory. Preset said sheet to many manufactures. Whoever has the lowest bid wins. Guess what, Samsung was the lowest bidder. This was probably due to Samsung already having most of the equipment to produce those chips. It is certainly NOT because they were the only ones who can build them. Samsung made more money from Apple then selling laggy Galaxy phones. THAT's why iPhones used Samsung parts. And since it was probably a contract deal, it lasted a few years before the contract expires. I'd be really surprised if there are any Samsung parts in the next iPhone.
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07-26-2012, 03:40 PM #32
07-26-2012, 03:51 PM #33
It is very likely that what Samsung said is true about Apple copied Sony. There was an article where Steve Jobs went to Sony factory and got the first Walkman, and how Jobs was excited to learned about Sony's production ability as well as praised Sony's products form and function.
If anything Samsung copied LG Prada since it is also a Korean company, which is a phone that came out first and the one iPhone resembles. Everything else Samsung claimed is plausible because what all portable device aspire to be is an actual full size computer.
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07-26-2012, 09:32 PM #36
Wait, wait, wait! Something is wrong with the picture above:
Ok, that otta do it!
LG, Samsung (and Sony) was developing next gen handset designs while Apple was playing tiddly-winks with Motorola creating the Rokr. I'm on the inside so I know but anyone can do a little research to cut through all the fog. Sayin...
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07-26-2012, 11:54 PM #39
Put it this way, if there were no Samsung, Apple could of just easily went to another company. The quality of the chips will be the same but the time it takes to make the millions they needed will simply took longer, and may be more expensive.
Why is Samsung still working with Apple you ask? Because they make billions off them! It is said that Samsung invested 2+ billion on a new factory and equipment just to pump out these chips for Apple! So just imagine how much Samsung is making off Apple. Without Apple, Samsung will still be this company known for only making TV's. They wouldn't have the money for R&D to make the Galaxy phones.
Let's face it, everything Android came AFTER the iPhone. If Android was so great and didn't copy iOS, then why wasn't it released before iOS? This goes for the Samsung phones as well. They can say as much as they want it was in development before blah blah blah but if it really was, there would be hard solid proof. Without iPhone, there would be no Android or Galaxy phones. This is fact!
07-27-2012, 02:32 AM #40
I'm going to keep this short and sweet, all phone companies copy other phone companies. As is with any other product, once someone creates a product out of an idea said product must then be used as a basis for the competition to compete.
Competition is a good thing because it keeps innovation at its highest when you have to fight for superiority. But in the end everything is based on another idea that has already been thought. For all the fan boys of apple do you really think that iOS 5's notification center is actually "new" and "innovative" as apple announced it? No. It is a blatant copy of androids very own notification system that was implemented years before iOS 5. Now don't think I've forgotten about the android fan boys, androids original lock screen is in fact a slightly crappier version of the iPhones slide to unlock feature.
Now of course there is plenty more copying on both sides and other OS's as well but i think one example each will be sufficient for arguments sake. One thing i would like to point out is the home screen layout of both OS's is seen in many earlier, granted not multi touch phones. So before you get all defensive for a company that doesn't really care to much about you yourself but the money you have. Try and think about it from both perspectives and also realise that all of this suing and patenting is a actually hurting you, the consumer.
Guess i didn't keep it as short and sweet as i thought...