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Originally Posted by Orc Warlord View Post

I was never a fan of Apple products.. Yeah their products are nice (I own an ipod 30gb video) but I hate their whole attitude of elitism.
Obviously they innovated in a good way but they're pretty douchey about it. I use android because its so easy to mess around with and its openness just appeals to me (especially as a programmer/modder). I have a droid razr and I love it, and guess what? Its got a slide to unlock feature as well (though it also has some other options alongside) but I find it idiotic that apple thinks they can sue over this.
Its like buying the patent for having an eraser head on a pencil (just an example.. don't get butthurt and call me out lol) and suing other pencil makers for attaching an eraser to the end of the pencil... Its retarded to say the least.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eraser

There was a patent made for putting an eraser on the end of a pencil, deemed invalid because it simply merged two products and did not create something new...good try on his part though thumb.gif

::edit:: @ Guy, I'm really not sure what their angle is with these lawsuits. I do find it strange how they are going about this. I had someone tell me it would be like Microsoft going after Dell for selling a pre-built computer that had an OS on it similar to Windows. That's not the fault of Dell, Microsoft should be going after the OS maker instead of the hardware manufacturer. It does indeed seem like they are trying to win small cases here and there in their favor to at least have some legal precedent if they ever were to go to court with Google. I don't think Apple is going to take on Google directly unless it's backed into a corner and feels it has no other choice but to attack them. Google has too many patents with too much industry influence/clout and too much money for Apple to want to mess with. So the only thing I can surmise is that Apple is just trying to get some legal precedent on its side for future use while the public still views Apple as the "bad guy" for all its lawsuits. That way, in the future when Apple doesn't have such negative press, they can keep a better image while having backup for legal battles...just my thoughts
Edited by b3machi7ke - 1/24/12 at 2:12pm
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post #32 of 66
hence why it was an example. it was just to give an idea. if its incorrect, forgive me as i'm in class waiting for our professor to show up while setting up my workstation (he's a phd so we gotta wait 30 min instead of 15 -.-)

i guess i was just trying to show how an eraser is an important aspect of a pencil as we think of it, and so is the unlock screen... and since there's an eraser on almost ever pecil (same as with the unlock screen)..
    
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Yes, I believe the actual patent was for a horizontal slider if I recall.

For now it is...
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Apple are desperately trying to stop other, more innovative, better phones from entering the market because they know they can't keep up with Giants like Samsung. They are pulling at strings trying to survive. It's cute really.
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-.-

I'd have to double check, but I vaguely remember my t-mobile MDA having this slide to unlock feature.
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Apple are desperately trying to stop other, more innovative, better phones from entering the market because they know they can't keep up with Giants like Samsung. They are pulling at strings trying to survive. It's cute really.

"Trying to survive." I really don't know where some of you guys come up with this stuff. Apple hasn't exactly had a difficult time selling products in the mobile market recently. I can understand disliking their attitude about patents but let's not make things up just to bash them.
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Droid should just change the lock screen to having the user drag an apple into a garbage can to unlock the phone.
    
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Droid should just change the lock screen to having the user drag an apple into a garbage can to unlock the phone.

Epic and awesome lachen.gif

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Droid should just change the lock screen to having the user drag an apple into a garbage can to unlock the phone.

LOL just LOL lachen.gif

To be honest this just made my day. tongue.gif
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The kindle has slide to unlock too. So does every android device.
Issac newton should come back from the grave and sue apple for stealing his trademark. Or maybe apple farmers should get together and sue apple for stealing their design for their logo.

Check with the Beatles... better yet Google Apple/Beatles..

EDIT, I couldn't wait to review this, here's the link...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/apple-beatles-long-winding-road-129540
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