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is Apple going to Patent how I walk? sit? play games? shape of chair I buy? TV channels I watch? probably in future lol
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Next: Apple patents apples. Anyone caught eating a Fuji, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith is sentenced to death by firing squad. Eating Gala and Honeycrisp is sentenced to life of coming up with ridiculous things to patent. No parole.
    
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Am i the only one who thinks about the Louvre when they see apple stores like this?
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^^Nope. thumb.gif

Isn't the Louvre a more magnificent glass structure?

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Or the Aquadom?

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Apples cylinder looks like a glass upside down.

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This is sounding like it's more of the patent to the design and engineering over the glass cylinder vs the shape.

Apple's glass in their stores are impressive on a level of engineering and design. The Shanghai cylinder is very well built, all curved glass, only flat panes are at the top and the inner supports. The only thing holding the entire structure up is glass, no metal framing or anything besides the small clamps that hold the panes together. Yep, glass holding glass. Same thing with the 5th Ave store in NYC. That's even more of an achievement since the panels are much more heavier than the previous design, but look way better than before.

I'm actually wondering where those 90 panes to the old cube went...
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maybe if it was in the shape of an apple...but it's just a big cylinder...eh.

I would have to give a tennis clap if that was the case. redface.gif

At least this is a specific patent, unlike what seems like every other patent Apples appears to own.
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post #37 of 44
This might be a step they're taking to fight the ever present Apple knock-off stores that are all over China and the like. They continue to do take-downs but new one's keep popping up.

But then again, it's Apple. Who knows what in their heads when they apply for these patents.
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But then again, it's Apple. Who knows what in their heads when they apply for these patents.

 

I think I do.

 

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post #39 of 44
Apple doesn't even seem to care about it's pending / current reputation as a patent ho.
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^^Nope. thumb.gif
Isn't the Louvre a more magnificent glass structure?
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Or the Aquadom?
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Apples cylinder looks like a glass upside down.
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The Louvre is indeed more magnificent. I was just stating that when I see large glass structures like this I think about the Louvre; who knows, apple may try to sue the Louvre now even though it's not a cylinder lol
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