quote: Apple claims Samsung broke the law by selling a black, thin, rectangular phone with buttons.
quote: Likewise for those that worked especially hard to come up with such ideas.I can only imagine the man-hours, the creativity, hard work, money and originality employed within.
quote: Apple claims that Samsung's phones look too much like the iPhone in that they are small, thin black rectangles with buttons.
quote: Apple resorted to lawsuits and legal harassment in desperation, after its smart phones proved incapable of competing effectively with Android. Android currently has more than twice the market share of Apple's iOS.
quote: Apple would have ripped off LG's design in what, 4 months??? I still don't think this would be possible.
quote: The U.S. Government SAYS Apple owns the rights to thin black smart phones
quote: No, this is like Ford creating the Mustang, and suing GM for making any car that resembles a 2dr coupe.
quote: Then why did the U.S. government consider the iPhone a unique enough design to grant it three patents, protecting it against Android ripoffs, like the Samsung designs mentioned here?
quote: The US government just record the patent. It doesn't make it stand it court...
quote: look at his post history. i swear he's an astroturfing account. seriously.
quote: This is no different than if GM decided it was going to start producing Mustangs or if Ford tried to rip off Cadillac.
quote: Apple was the FIRST smart phone maker to create a large screen, black, rectangular smart phone without a keyboard.
quote: Now, stick your head back up Steve Jobs's ass and forget about reality :)
quote: You've obviously never heard of the LG Prada, my friend.
quote: The Prada was a foreign product and LG did not file for intellectual property rights on its design.</quote? It's known as prior art. If confirmed it invalidates the patent.
quote: You can argue with me all you want, but the U.S. GOVERNMENT says YOU'RE wrong.
quote: BTW posting your income on a tech site? Bashing someone who posts in a second language? Makes you sound like a kid further discrediting your arguments.
quote: The Prada was a foreign product and LG did not file for intellectual property rights on its design.The iPhone design is unique and distinctive. Samsung, above all others has emulated it (why do you think its sales are pretty decent?).
quote: FACT: Apple is the world's largest tech company (MICK, you wrote this yourself... market cap, remember?), and has out innovated its competitors, including Samsung.
quote: Samsung is MUCH larger.
quote: A pre-announcement IF Award isn't a launch -- it just means LG had largely settled on the design
quote: Apple started the lawsuits, but anyone who believes pure-as-snow, innocent Samsung was attacked solely because its products were just too good is kidding himself.
quote: The example you give of convincing someone that a product is a decent substitute is fine.
quote: The Internet is full of stories of Samsung failures and product glitches, their quality is abysmal.
quote: All they do is put their TV a neat cute package and put a shiny sticker on it for you to worship before going to bed.
quote: Have you looked at Macs? They're pure sex appeal.
quote: The hardware in the Samsung TVs isn't even of Samsung design, they're designs that are done by other companies. (chips made by TI, capacitors made by Nippon Co, etc)
quote: That's pretty much how the entire industry works
quote: This is what everyone does, including Apple
quote: it's the Samsung stuff that is smug
quote: Stevo is too dumb to get it.
quote: You realize that is pretty much what Apple does too right?
quote: nearly every phone made today is small black and a rectangle with buttons on it
quote: Apple resorted to lawsuits and legal harassment in desperation, after its smart phones proved incapable of competing effectively with Android.
quote: Claiming Apple is suing because it can't effectively compete with Android is outlandish; Apple is competing strongly with a single device against an army of hundreds.
quote: While I don't understand why you would say you dislike a highly successful company like Apple
quote: Just because they're successful, that doesn't mean they are an ethically, morally and environmentally responsible company, whose products fit all.
quote: Their aggressive, elitist, inconsiderate, petty and authoritarian business practices are what put most people here off purchasing their products.
quote: why do you hate the free market so much?
quote: it's that the most distinctive feature of apple products is making their owners feel like it's acceptible to suck themselves off in public
quote: most are normal guys like you and me
quote: Of those that DO speak up for Apple, they tend to have a greater fervency and blind passion for the subject than those fans that do speak up about other subjects they enjoy
quote: the company's actions against Samsung are stupid
quote: I don't need some envirowhacko like you telling me what to buy.
quote: By your logic any successful business is "bad"... why do you hate the free market so much?
quote: There's an anti-Apple myth that persists: that Apple, and only Apple, can do wrong, while everyone it competes against is a bastion of openness, sunshine, and light.
quote: The worst point with the Android phones however is that you can't update it to the latest android OS when available
quote: Apple has deliberately and expertly crafted a market presence that's "special"
quote: Crafting such a facade works for some consumers, and not so well with others, and often foments antagonism in that latter case.
quote: this is a deliberately biased summary of what Apple is doing
quote: There are many thin, black, rectangular phones with buttons that are not the subject of lawsuits...
quote: It's very naive to think that other phone makers didn't purposely do this just to piggy back off the iPhone "visual identity".
quote: CLAIM The ornamental design of an electronic device, as shown and described.
quote: I buy what I need not what I like
quote: Three of the patents -- U.S. Design Patent No. D618,677, D593,087, and D504,889 -- lay claim to the shape, color, and button placement on the iPhone case. Apple claims that Samsung's phones look too much like the iPhone in that they are small, thin black rectangles with buttons
quote: Samsung is hardly rolling over, though. In the last week it filed suit against London-based High Court of England and Wales and Italy.