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[Eng]Wi-Fi Sync developer says he was 'fairly shocked' by Apple's similar Wi-Fi Sync.

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Wirelessly syncing a smartphone is hardly a new idea, but the developer of the Wi-Fi Sync app for iOS devices apparently thinks Apple's similar new feature in iOS 5 -- also called Wi-Fi Sync --is just a little too close to his for comfort. As you may recall, Greg Hughes submitted his "Wi-Fi Sync" app to Apple for App Store approval back in May of 2010 and was ultimately rejected, although not before he says he was told that Apple's engineers were "impressed" by his effort -- he then made the app available in the Cydia store, where it's been downloaded more than 50,000 times at $10 a pop. That was apparently working out just fine for him until this week, when he says he was "fairly shocked" to see Apple announce a Wi-Fi Sync feature of its own in iOS 5, complete with a familiar looking icon. Hughes went on to tell The Register that he was "surprised" by the similarities, but he hasn't offered any indication that he plans to push the issue any further.
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Pathetic. Is this part of Steve Jobs "great artists steal," mantra?
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....wow.... they didn't even try.
Just like their new notifications, those look familiar.
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inb4theeasilyjustifiableapplehate

Seriously, Apples ethics and practices are crap.
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I smell a law suit
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I smell a law suit
At best a settlement, no single person would have the funds to fight apple and get any real money.
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I smell a law suit
In the OP's quote it says he doesn't/didn't plan to take legal action.
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I always think it's interesting to see what kind of features Apple puts into iOS updates that Jailbroken users have had for years. I remember when it was a huge deal in iOS 4 when they introduced folders and it was "revolutionary" and whatnot, yet you could get an addon through Cydia to let you do that since the original iPhone operating system...
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I've never liked apple. Still don't.

Especially the mushy ones.
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At best a settlement, no single person would have the funds to fight apple and get any real money.
Unless a big lawfirm wants to do it out of spite.
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Man, he needs to give Apple a taste of their own medicine and sue the hell out of them.
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