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smh at these people that simply just don't get it. Apple shouldn't be attacked here at all, if you want to attack someone/something then get pissy at the Patent & Trade Office for allowing such silly patents. Sure it might be a simple patent that many people use and that seems like common sense, but you've stepped into the business world. It's all about money and getting one step ahead of your competition. Apple KNEW that slide-to-unlock was a key feature with smartphones, they were forward thinking enough to apply for a patent BEFORE iPhone was released. Other companies KNEW about this patent, and instead of innovating or coming up with a new way to unlock phones they decided to take their chances with the legal process. Now people are pissed at Apple for doing what any good business does, trying to get ahead and make money and keep a foothold in a highly competitive market. You want to get pissy at Apple for following due process and performing good business?! Stop taking all your aggression out on Apple and instead focus on the process that is broken, not the people that use the process to gain an advantage.


And how does having the "horizontal slide to unlock" feature over competitors that does not have such a feature make something more worth buying than something else?  There are tons of other innovative ways to activate smartphones; perhaps competitors like Android didn't initially innovate by also using a slide-to-unlock feature (albeit their vertical slide-to-unlock attempt did not break any patent), and there are even more ways to unlock a phone now.  But what does it matter?  Would the average consumer care how a smartphone is even unlocked?  Is it even something that's advertised or talked about?  i.e. "Ohhh my phone's better than yours because I can slide to unlock it, all you have is a button press!"  That's a pathetic ideal.  How does being able to "slide to unlock" put you ahead of the competition?  I seriously think it's not that big a deal, there are way more things about smartphones/etc that matter than how you unlock them.

 

Quite frankly, this isn't business-practice and being "one step ahead of the competition" at all.  I believe that this patent hoarding is being done as an excuse to sue people and companies and set strict standards.  This is why I don't support Apple.  I do believe they make good products - at a bit of a premium, perhaps - but they are greedy and support terrible "business" practices.  The world should never be forced to revolve around a single ideal or product.  They are ruining it for not only the competition but also for us consumers because Apple uses these patents to set standards on a certain market that also mean us consumers have to pay more to get the same stuff, because Apple generally tends to price towards the premium.  We could have a significantly more productive world today where more people are actually able to take advantage of awesome gadgets of all sorts that are more affordable, but that is just not happening.  Apple's standard-setting practices are destroying the world's productivity and business opportunities.

post #42 of 66
We need patent reform. Of course the only patent reform congress is interested in is the kind that makes things easier for their corporate paymasters, as evidenced by their last attempt at patent reform which touched none of the real problems with our current patent system and only made it easier for large businesses and corporations to scoop the real inventors of things.
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We need patent reform. Of course the only patent reform congress is interested in is the kind that makes things easier for their corporate paymasters, as evidenced by their last attempt at patent reform which touched none of the real problems with our current patent system and only made it easier for large businesses and corporations to scoop the real inventors of things.

Yeah, I remember the day I saw the headline about the patent reform process announcement. Basically amounted to getting rid of a bunch of clerks who proofed the patents. Disappoint.
    
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post #44 of 66
Not totally on topic but...

Apple is just fashionable right now. The people buying macs at my college (which seems to be about 50% of the population) probably don't notice any real benefit of mac vs windows. But hey mbp are shiny!

Really, for them it probably doesn't matter what they buy for the most part, unless they plan to game.

That said, macs are like 2x as expensive and multitasking sucks on osx ime.
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I like where these threads always end up going
 
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jobs totally hated android and that's why he attacked android and google. jobs reasoning is that he advised and nurtured eric schmidt but then schmidt turned around and backstabbed him when google entered the phone business. jobs trusted schmidt so google and apple never competed with each other until google came out with android.

this is why apple is being an ******* towards android. it's not about money, it's about google betraying and copying apple. jobs was even quoted that he will never ever settle even if google offered $5B - jobs wanted android to die.
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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.

Bravo.
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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.

Lmao, agreed. This is just getting ridiculous.
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People at apple seriously need to get a life and stop suing everybody. mad.gif
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