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Topic # 81854 19-Apr-2011 11:13
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/4904147/Apple-sues-Samsung-over-Galaxy-products

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  Reply # 460436 19-Apr-2011 11:26
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And this is one good reason why I won't touch Apple products.
 

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  Reply # 460444 19-Apr-2011 11:40
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That's rich coming from Apple, how much did Apple have to pay Creative Labs for ripping off their menu system in '06, $100M was it?

Spoiled brats. Nobody thinks that one phone is the other.

Mind you this is what I said in another thread that the new Samsung phone couldn't look more like an I phone if they tried.

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  Reply # 460447 19-Apr-2011 11:48
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yeah, Apple can't beat Samsung. lol

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  Reply # 460449 19-Apr-2011 11:48
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Have to admit that my first impression of the Galaxy S was that the UI looked just like an iPhone.

Will be an interseting case seeing as Samsung make so many parts for apple.




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  Reply # 460456 19-Apr-2011 12:02
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geekiegeek: Have to admit that my first impression of the Galaxy S was that the UI looked just like an iPhone.

Will be an interseting case seeing as Samsung make so many parts for apple.


Yep, when I showed someone my Galaxy S, they said "oh its an iphone"

Apple should be proud because isn't copying meant to be a form of flattery. 

Anyway, there must be only a certain number of ways that you can make a phone look. Especially these days with touch screens becoming the norm 

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  Reply # 460457 19-Apr-2011 12:04
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I'm suprised it took this long actually. I'm completely anti-apple but that have a good point in this case.

Samsung have blatantly copied the iphone hardware+ui design as close as they possible can. Even more so with the SGS2.
And in the video of the new Galaxy tab 10.1 they compare it with the ipad2. It's also very similar to look at front on. Same size bezel around the screen.

I wish samsung would come up with their own design. They have some good products but I don't want to look like a apple wannabee!

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  Reply # 460461 19-Apr-2011 12:16
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To be fair, there's quite a few Samsung products that make me think 'Apple with a different name at the top / on the back'. Apple own the 'mind share' and are looking to protect it no doubt - wonder what it'll do to their working relationship?
And of course, while Samsung could potentially hold up supply of the parts for Apple products, that would be damaging their own bottom line. Then again, breaking a contract to supply Apple would only lead to more court action...
So yeah, I guess mimicry isn't the most sincere form of flattery?

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  Reply # 460477 19-Apr-2011 12:45
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I wasn't too surprised to see this, but then saw these:

Samsung Armani, predated both the iPhone 3 and 4
 


Samsung Ultra Smart F700...looks similar to an Iphone 3gs...but was a few months before anyone had heard about the iPhone


Samsung Croix OS...icons seem similar to the original IOS


LG Prada...hmmm reall similar to the iPhone 4...

Guess Apple will sue Tupperware next for making rectangle containers?  Since Apple obviously invented the rectangle




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athor: I'm suprised it took this long actually. I'm completely anti-apple but that have a good point in this case.

Samsung have blatantly copied the iphone hardware+ui design as close as they possible can. Even more so with the SGS2.
And in the video of the new Galaxy tab 10.1 they compare it with the ipad2. It's also very similar to look at front on. Same size bezel around the screen.

I wish samsung would come up with their own design. They have some good products but I don't want to look like a apple wannabee!


Apple: The company that started off making computers for 'the little guy' (e.g. copying IBM's idea of a personal computer - PC - they even had TV adverts with them side by side, making much of how similar their one was to the IBM - but cheaper). 

Then went on to make copies of ANOTHER companies software (Xerox PARC's ideas about a GUI - mouse, pointer, windows etc.). Later, they even had the cheek to sue Microsoft for having a WIMP GUI! And they themselves stole the idea from Xerox!

Then later decided to copy other peoples ideas about multitasking (their OS at the time didn't). Bit like Apples iOS now in fact - fast task switching was all the original mac did, same as the iphone. Just slower.

LATER STILL kicked a guy OUT for being TOO innovative, later brining him back in to get his ideas -NextSTEP os.

And MOST RECENTLY started to copy HTC et all on the idea of smart phones - yes, Apple did NOT invent smart phones, touch screens, or ANYTHING - including the basic shape of the device or OS layout. 

Ipad? There were examples of tablet computers LOOONG years before the ipad. Microsoft tried to sell them for a while, but their time hadn't arrived. 



Well... I am call them hypocrites and liars. And I think they need to be sued, and publicly embarrassed.

Despite what you and some others here might think athor, apple invented F-ALL. The most they can claim is polishing other companies ideas and having a hype machine.

Truly. Just do some research. It's all there. Hell man, I OWNED several smart phones - with the basic bar shape and touch screens with square icons on them - YEARS before the iPhone even was announced! Let alone being actually sold.

Sad.. Very sad, the level of ignorance...


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  Reply # 460768 20-Apr-2011 08:26
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These excerts are from the LG Prada entry on Wikipedia (so it must be true):

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The following excerpt is from PC Magazine:

"This phone blew us away. It's fast, the screen is responsive, and we like it very much. However, we're beginning to suspect if Apple took a few design cues from it, considering it was shown off in 2006 and the iPhone, very similar to it, came out a year later."


iPhone controversy


LG Electronics has claimed the iPhone's design was copied from the LG Prada. Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center, said at a press conference, “We consider that Apple copied the Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006.”

LG later claimed that Apple stole both the ideas and concept of the Prada phone. A lawsuit by LG had been rumored prior to this announcement; however, LG has remained silent on whether or not they will file a lawsuit.


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  Reply # 460772 20-Apr-2011 08:35
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What I found most interesting about the Apple vs. Samsung suit is that Samsung is one of Apples's largest suppliers for components.

If I were a Samsung executive a slight delay in shipment here or there would likely force Apple to reconsider.

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  Reply # 460796 20-Apr-2011 09:12
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Ragnor: Read and weep... 
http://www.techdirt.com/blog/wireless/articles/20101007/22591311328/meet-the-patent-thicket-who-s-suing-who-for-smartphone-patents.shtml


That pretty much sums it up, Lawyers keeping themselves in Champagne.

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  Reply # 460820 20-Apr-2011 09:45
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Brendan:

Ipad? There were examples of tablet computers LOOONG years before the ipad. Microsoft tried to sell them for a while, but their time hadn't arrived. 



What, like the Apple(*) Newton?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(platform)

"The Newton project was a PDA platform. The PDA category did not exist for most of Newton's genesis, and the phrase "personal digital assistant" was coined relatively late in the development cycle by Apple's CEO John Sculley,[1] the driving force behind the project"

(*) Note: I am not an apple fanboy... i own a PC and a windows phone.




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