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are you trying to suggest that Apple has patented the rectangle now?

close enough.
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post #62 of 76
Wait, doesn't this shoot themselves in the foot?

First there's evidence saying that Apple took inspiration from Sony. Now there's evidence that they did the same thing before sony, but because they didn't release it, that means Sony COULDN'T have copied them. Hence, both companies were working on similar designs at the same time, without telling each other. Probably exactly how it is with Samsung/Apple.



Really though, this is getting dumb. The fact that apple wasn't thrown out right away with the Photoshopped images is insane.
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So having little knowledge of any of this, why don't car companies sue each other over chassis design if tech company do over shape?
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post #64 of 76
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So having little knowledge of any of this, why don't car companies sue each other over chassis design if tech company do over shape?

Because they're smart and know it wouldn't hold up in court. But I'm very sure that if Apple ever entered the car market they would do it. "Hey, nobody ever patented 4 doors on a car so quick, someone draft up a patent for 4 doors on a car and we'll sue the crap out of all the rest.......we'll be the biggest car maker on the planet when we're done MUAH HA HA HA HA....."

    
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I just don't understand why Apple care quite so much. Seriously, who here has accidentally bought a Samsung or even an iphone copy without realising, or even know someone who has? Anyone? Didn't think so.
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I just don't understand why Apple care quite so much. Seriously, who here has accidentally bought a Samsung or even an iphone copy without realising, or even know someone who has? Anyone? Didn't think so.

They care because Samsung has twice the market share as Apple does in the smartphone market.

In Apple's world, anyone who bought Galaxy phones should have bought an iPhone instead, and those are lost sales for Apple.

They don't realize some of us DON'T WANT an iPhone, I'd stick with a Blackberry before I buy an iPhone.
Edited by 2010rig - 7/30/12 at 8:40pm
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post #67 of 76
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I just don't understand why Apple care quite so much. Seriously, who here has accidentally bought a Samsung or even an iphone copy without realising, or even know someone who has? Anyone? Didn't think so.

Because like 80% of apples income comes from mobile sales.
post #68 of 76
i had my first palm handheld(a handspring that basically looked like an iphone with more buttons) back in 2002 so....

this document has as beliveable as the "notes" that kevin j anderson used to write the dune prequels(you know, the ones that rip off the matrix)
Edited by swarm87 - 7/30/12 at 8:39pm
 
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post #69 of 76
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They care because Samsung has twice the market share as Apple does in the smartphone market.
In Apple's world, anyone who bought Galaxy phones should have bought an iPhone instead, and those are lost sales for Apple.
They don't realize some of us DON'T WANT an iPhone, I'd stick with a Blackberry before I buy an iPhone.

To elaborate on your point, I know 6 or 7 people that recently replaced their iPhones with Galaxy SIII's or a Galaxy Nexus. None of them are confused about what they purchased, and none of them think they got a bigger iPhone. That's not to say that I don't know people that have jumped on the iPhone bandwagon but in truth besides the Galaxy SII looking similar to an iPhone, Apple has no case. People are purchasing other phones because believe it or not some people like variety, and people want a bigger screen.
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I bet Microsoft and Nokia are loving every minute of this fiasco....
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