Sources: HTC [via The Verge], Reuters
quote: The CPU/GPU that you refer to is based on the design of a CPU/GPU created by ARM
quote: Swipe to unlock? neonode.Apps? Palm/Handspring...i had apps on my visorphone in 2001.3G...about 3 years late4G...umm, yea.
quote: Apple invented capacitive multitouch.
quote: Apple invented the smartphone overnight when it launched the iPhone.
quote: The SGX543MP2 is not designed by Apple...Imagination Technologies (PowerVR) designed that.
quote: Apple lightly massaged the ARM Cortex A9 and packaged it with an off-the-shelf GPU.
quote: And if you think a dual core 800Mhz A9 is the fastest mobile CPU...it's not.
quote: Apple innovates some things. Other people innovate some things. I have a better-working but less folksy version of Siri on my OG droid that's in the closet.
quote: I can name one innovation from other phone manufacturers...LED screens...which Apple does not have. They have LED lit LCD screens, but Samsung uses organic LED lit (AMOLED) screens. They have the highest resolution tablet screen (and I have the iPad3), but Samsung and LG designed that
quote: Swipe to unlock? neonode.
quote: Apps? Palm/Handspring...i had apps on my visorphone in 2001
quote: They make some great stuff and I even own some of their stuff (iPad3, MBA), but they are not the be-all-end-all.
quote: 1) Apple isn't banning anyone over copying their CPU/GPU design now are they? No, they are trying to block an HTC phone because of a patent they had no rights to in the first place.
quote: 2) The highest resolution, yes. Is it usable? No
quote: Resolution means nothing if half the pixels are black during usage
quote: All they did with the iPad 3rd gen is take an iPad 2, double the GPU and quadruple the resolution
quote: When Apple comes up with new technology that I haven't seen before THEN I will be impressed. Something like Wireless HDMI. THAT'S innovation. Thunderbolt. THAT'S innovation.
quote: Apple knows it's been ursurped technologically and more people are finally realizing it. So instead of actually creating something competitive, they resort to questionable legal tactics of preventing competitors from delivering phones.
quote: Apple's iOS business is beating the Android business irrespective of the outcome of the various legal cases.
quote: Care to discuss this reasonably?
quote: Which is a good thing for everyone (even if it a bad thing for some copyists in the short term) because if companies just copy Apple then innovation slows.
quote: Apple's innovations, like the notification bar?
quote: Yep Because every business in the world is going to magically switch to "mobile devices" for it's users replacing all desktop PC's.
quote: Apple's legal strategy has nothing to do with whether their iOS device business is a success
quote: because if companies just copy Apple then innovation slows.
quote: Samsung have clearly shown they have the organisation and will and management skills to compete and survive in the mobile space, Good for them. And even better if they can do it by not copying Apple.
quote: Are you serious? The legal strategy ensures iOS is a success, which makes them money. It has everything to do with iOS's success.
quote: Legal wars are expensive and companies are about making money. Apples board wouldn't allow this to happen if it weren't about guaranteeing iOS business. Please, prove otherwise.
quote: I think you may be responding to a point I did not make.
quote: Of course Apple's legal strategy relates to their business strategy
quote: I know it may be comforting to explain Apple's business victories as somehow the illegitimate result of dubious legal manoeuvres
quote: but if Apple dropped every one of it's legal actions tomorrow the legal IP wars around mobile would continue.
quote: If this isn't a prime example of anti-competitive I don't know what is.
quote: The Patent is from 1999.
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