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That is true, if you read the history about computer...

Apple build the first PC before Microsoft did
Did the company Microsoft even build PCs? I know Bill Gates did in the 80's.
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Did the company Microsoft even build PCs? I know Bill Gates did in the 80's.
Not that I know of. Just software and what not. IBM was their main platform.
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They don't really seem all that innovative. They just take existing things and modernize them. Ipod = walkman+PDA(Which they made - the Newton) which anyone could see coming a mile away. iTunes = Napster with options to take your money and sync up like any PDA at the time. iPhone = PDA+Cell Phone+Ipod. Ipad large iPhone. Then they just add basic improvements until stock starts slowing then they revise.

Innovation seems to have little to do with their success. They are marketing geniuses, though. They have Apple fans wrapped around their fingers, even defending them when they release broken products.

DrDarkTemplar, I don't really recall MS making PCs. They started out as a software company, did they not? So I'm not sure where the comparison is.

You're completely confusing "Inventive" with "Innovative." They may not have invented a lot, but have innovated on inventions. So, yes, the statement still stands.

They've done a LOT more for tech than most anyone here on OCN will give them credit for simply because it's cool to hate Apple.
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You're completely confusing "Inventive" with "Innovative." They may not have invented a lot, but have innovated on inventions. So, yes, the statement still stands.

They've done a LOT more for tech than most anyone here on OCN will give them credit for simply because it's cool to hate Apple.
A lot more for tech? Eh, no. There innovation is pretty limited outside of marketing in the last 15 years. Apple II? Awesome. Hockey puck mouse?
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Apple makes the best electronics and software and so that's why they are so popular. That's why they have fans. You actually have to start with something to get a following. And so far, their stuff has only gotten better.
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Apple makes the best electronics and software and so that's why they are so popular. That's why they have fans. You actually have to start with something to get a following. And so far, their stuff has only gotten better.
The best? Ha.

But thats cool, cause it's an opinion, right?
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So how much did they pay for them all? I can't seem to find that info in the articles...
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Apple makes the best electronics and software and so that's why they are so popular.
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Did the company Microsoft even build PCs? I know Bill Gates did in the 80's.
No they did not. Microsoft's goal was to sell software for hardware. IBM was their biggest backer. The business world ran IBM hardware, not Apple. It is no surprise MS got so much market share.

Apple is probably just buying these patents so they do not have to worry about getting sued for their future products.
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