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post #221 of 243
I'm not really a supporter of fighting fire with fire but damn, Apple is just begging for it. I'm not hoping for them to completely die out but I hope they learn a good lesson and learn to compete. The patent system is so broken it's kinda ridiculous, like those kids with the model 1887's in MW2....shudders....
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Apple is becoming too much like Microsoft in the 1990s. Looks more like eliminating competition since Android eats away at iPhone sales. How could people not realize that Apple is becoming a monopolistic, power-hungry corporation that can charge absurdly high prices on their products? Sure their stock prices are soaring, but another report posted on here earlier explained how employees working in Apple stores just loot free Apple products without any regard for sensibility. So Apple is only interested in lawsuits against other companies just to protect their own investments? We live in a free market, not a totalitarianism where Apple controls over our way of buying certain products.
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Apple can't become like Microsoft in the 1990s since Apple can't be copying from themselves like Microsoft has done. If anything, Android is becoming like Microsoft from the 1990s by copying other companies' technologies and becoming the dominant platform. Apple is still a smaller company when it comes to actual user-base percentages while Android continues to outpace Apple in growth.
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Apple can't become like Microsoft in the 1990s since Apple can't be copying from themselves like Microsoft has done. If anything, Android is becoming like Microsoft from the 1990s by copying other companies' technologies and becoming the dominant platform. Apple is still a smaller company when it comes to actual user-base percentages while Android continues to outpace Apple in growth.

Would you so admirably state what it is you're saying both Microsoft and Google have copied from Apple?
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Not sure how anyone in there right mind can fork out the kind of money Apple wants for their products!
I just don't get it! I mean, it's not like their phones can clean my house, or their tablets can cook my dinner.
I just don't get it! rolleyes.gif
I guess good marketing can go a long way.
 
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Would you so admirably state what it is you're saying both Microsoft and Google have copied from Apple?

Good question! thumb.gif
 
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Would you so admirably state what it is you're saying both Microsoft and Google have copied from Apple?

Mac OS and iOS. Were you around in the 80s or 90s or have read what the lawsuits with Microsoft were about? There has never been any argument over whether Microsoft copies Apple or not. It was whether they had the legal right to do so. The license agreement Gates signed with Apple in 85 allowed them to win. The iOS copying is certainly much more recent and should be obvious as to what that's about. Microsoft at least licenses with Apple to copy their IP for tablets and smartphones, Google does not.
Edited by Nope oO - 8/27/12 at 5:15pm
post #228 of 243
It is really a puzzle to me why people keep buying Apple products even with these articles all over the net. I mean why would you keep buying products from a company that attacks everytime it has the chance?

I'm sorry, but when you buy Apple products, you make things worse for yourself and others. Best thing people can do is stop buying Apple products.
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Would you so admirably state what it is you're saying both Microsoft and Google have copied from Apple?

Mac OS and iOS. Were you around in the 80s or 90s or have read what the lawsuits with Microsoft were about? There has never been any argument over whether Microsoft copies Apple or not. It was whether they had the legal right to do so. The license agreement Gates signed with Apple in 85 allowed them to win. The iOS copying is certainly much more recent and should be obvious as to what that's about.

If you're referring to the GUI case, it was Xerox that it was "stolen" from, by both Apple and Microsoft, but that fact was conveniently also completely disregarded in the case between Microsoft and Apple. Sounds a little familiar to how Samsung was denied their right to defend themselves by presenting evidence of prior art. Regardless, the courts decided that some (10 out of 189) of the elements Apple were accusing Microsoft of stealing weren't protected by law, as they were either unoriginal (Apple didn't invent them) or too broad/general and were practically the only possible way of doing something. Sounds a bit familiar to the smartphone situation, where a rectangular overall shape is the only realistic, practical shape for any handheld phone to be. The courts also decided that the other 179 of the elements Apple were suing over were already licensed to Microsoft with Windows 1.0 and Apple had no grounds to sue. How can Apple agree with Microsoft and license them all of those elements, and then attempt to sue them for their use? I wouldn't have been able to keep a serious face if I were in charge of that lawsuit. In case you weren't aware of the final outcome of that battle, by the way:
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The court case lasted 4 years before almost all of Apple's claims were denied on a contractual technicality. Subsequent appeals by Apple were also denied. Microsoft and Apple apparently entered a final, private settlement of the matter in 1997.

1997. When Microsoft saved their little hearts with a $150 million investment so long as Apple agreed to drop their ridiculous horseplay.

I also love how you dodge the question. Your response, in bold, didn't point out anything. Point something out, PRETTY PLEASE? redface.gif The question once more: What has Google copied from Apple as far as Android OS itself goes?
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/27/12 at 5:27pm
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Oh dear. This is gunna get ugly..
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