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post #71 of 90
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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
Not a big deal? Tell apple that, seems like copying is a huge deal to them in every aspect
They don't honestly care, it's just a business strategy to be on the offensive to hurt your competition.
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post #72 of 90
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I think it's sort of hypocritical of Apple to get all huffy and puffy with Samsung over the iOS appearance and then proceed to take something that is very distinctly Android and slap it on their OS.
I don't disagree with that.

From a consumer point of view, I don't really care what they do as long as they remain competitive and I get value for money.

These patent wars are just a legal mockery to those companies. Samsung most probably knew they would have to pay Apple for their deception, and likewise Apple most probably know they will get bit for this in the near future. However both companies know that at the end of the day the juice was worth the squeeze because they will be earning more money than they are paying out.
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post #73 of 90
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I don't disagree with that.

From a consumer point of view, I don't really care what they do as long as they remain competitive and I get value for money.

These patent wars are just a legal mockery to those companies. Samsung most probably knew they would have to pay Apple for their deception, and likewise Apple most probably know they will get bit for this in the near future. However both companies know that at the end of the day the juice was worth the squeeze because they will be earning more money than they are paying out.
Very true and I agree with you there, I wish that all the companies involved would just get over it, co-exist and continue making great products that drive competition. I've largely stayed out of all the patent wars threads and simply read through them but it does get annoying seeing Apple dish out another lawsuit every second day.

On a completely unrelated note, what's your favourite Iced Earth songs/albums? If that's what your name is in reference to anyway
    
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post #74 of 90
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Tech companies copy each other all the time. Not that big of a deal, imo.
Right, but they don't also piss on you and tell you it's raining.

No other tech companies will sit there and do a one hour presentation about how absolutely brilliant and life changing some feature is that they've "developed" despite it already existing somewhere else.
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hey look everyone, apply invented the pull down notification bar and they are putting it in use for the first time ever in IOS5.
This is the kind of stuff I have to put up with at work...
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This is the kind of stuff I have to put up with at work...
Same. It makes me want to start throwing things around.
    
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......you guys do realize that apple is suing samsung and not google right.....

A.) Samsung did copy the iPhone UI and design feel. It's right in front of your faces with TouchWiz. Apple is suing samsung. NOT GOOGLE. Android is designed by google. It seems people seem to glaze over the very obvious in facts.

B.) You can't steal ideas from psuedo-open source software....simply because it's pseudo-open source. You can't sue apple for using the notifications style, because the idea (possibly) came from a pseudo-open source operating system. However, since iOS is patented and not open source, apple has the legal right to sue for design copying.

Just use the thing that resides in your head, if people used logic I swear...
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......you guys do realize that apple is suing samsung and not google right.....

A.) Samsung did copy the iPhone UI and design feel. It's right in front of your faces with TouchWiz. Apple is suing samsung. NOT GOOGLE. Android is designed by google. It seems people seem to glaze over the very obvious in facts.

B.) You can't steal ideas from psuedo-open source software....simply because it's pseudo-open source. You can't sue apple for using the notifications style, because the idea (possibly) came from a pseudo-open source operating system. However, since iOS is patented and not open source, apple has the legal right to sue for design copying.

Just use the thing that resides in your head, if people used logic I swear...
Ah, if you had read the converstation between myself and IcedEarth you would have realised that we have not glazed over this fact at all.

Why can't you take an idea from something, as you put it "pseudo-open sourced"? If I suddenly developed my own mobile operating system that used a pull-down notification system then of course I would have been taking the idea from Android. Just because it's open-sourced does not mean it didn't exist in the first place. It does exist and the pull-down notification has been taken, stolen, borrowed, used however you want to word it, from Android.

I don't speak for everyone but what I am saying is that I think it's slightly hypocritical of Apple to get so upset with Samsung over copying designs and then turn around and use a pull-down notification system, something a lot of consumers recognize as Android.
    
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Law suit nao!
    
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post #80 of 90
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Get over it, that's business.

Coming from a 3GS to my SII, I can tell that this thing is an imitation of an iPhone in nearly every single aspect. From physical features to the feel of the OS.

When you see something in the market that is successful, you look at how you can adapt and improve such features into your own product. It's not right, but it's how the world works and Android is far from innocent, they're all as bad as each other.

I don't see why Apple has to be the criminal all of the time.
Perhaps because Apple is the only company making grand statements about itself with a cult-like following for supposedly the reason that they so clearly contradict right here.

It's not that they're copying, it's that they claim to be purely innovative AND that they're copying.

Try not to be so stupid.
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