Originally Posted by 3930K
A bit like Samsung.
Nope. There's nothing wrong with Samsung releasing tablets after Apple -- that's following suit. When I say copying I'm talking about copying a device, software, packaging or whatever else. Nothing wrong with Samsung releasing tablets after Apple.
Few weeks ago, I'll try and find it before you get up.
Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy
Unbearable irony/hypocrisy tbh.
Especially when Apple have attempted to ban Samsung tablets on the basis of aspect ratios.
There's no irony or hypocrisy here. There's nothing wrong with Samsung releasing tablets after Apple. When I say copying I'm talking about copying a device, the software, packaging, etc.
Originally Posted by Usario
OH NO! THEY BOTH HAVE GREEN BACKGROUNDS! I'M TOTALLY GOING TO MISTAKE A SAMSUNG FOR AN IPHONE BECAUSE OF THIS
What's next? Is Apple going to sue because a music player program has a couple eighth notes in it? Is Apple going to sue over their terminal icon being virtually identical to Linux terminal emulators? Is Apple going to sue because their competitor's calendar icon is also a calendar?
Why isn't Apple suing other companies over this? My HTC has a white and green phone as the call app icon.
oh and the F700 icons are painfully horrible
The point is Apple has patented their icons. And Samsung (not Android) uses an almost identical icon, and it's not just one, it's like a dozen or more. And in combination with other trade dress claims such as physical design, etc.
Originally Posted by 2010rig
Only a patent troll patents and sues the competition over icons.
Thank you Steelbom for showing us how much of a Patent Troll Apple is. They really want to ban devices over the look of an icon? Really Apple, quit trolling and start innovating.
It's a part of the trade dress. It's not just one icon either, it's like a dozen or more. On top of that it's also about the physical design of the device, etc.
Originally Posted by no1Joeno1
It changed because THEY STARTED USING ANDROID.
No. Neither ICS or JB use that icon. Samsung made that icon.
Originally Posted by PunkX 1
Apple turning into a regular Skynet?
And also, give it a rest Steelbom. Icons don't mean jackcrap to ban devices over over. I'm pretty certain I possess basic 2nd grade knowledge to differentiate between names regardless of "similar icons and design". I know what I'm buying.
When did I ever say devices should be banned over icons? I didn't. I'm simply stating that Apple has patented the icons and Samsung copied them.
Originally Posted by 8800GT
You are sad for trying to defend you're most obvious purchase of the iPhone. I was once like you, a small little lonely child drifting through the winds of change on the apple-bus, waiting for the next touch-screen device to waste time in my boring classes. But you know what i did? i tried the galaxy s2. It smoked the iPharce in speed and use. You are blatantly defending apple because from your point of view, they are correct. Because you love apple and own many apple products i can assume. So you ARE apple in a sense. They feed off you people for their strength and crush all those who oppose with their high class, douchebag lawyers and their patents in which each one has more douchebaggery than the last. They prey on the technologically stupid and defend their shortcomings with the term "ease-of-use". Apple are a plague, and it is spreading; infecting others with its diseases and building off of its own momentum. They must be destroyed.
What's sad is resorting to insults because someone disagrees with you. Firstly I'm not a "small little lonely child" and I don't live for Apple products -- they're just my preference. Secondly I have no intention of buying the iPhone 5. I'm content with my 3GS -- I only use it for phone calls after I got my iPad.
Originally Posted by Mootsfox
Copied how exactly?
That isn't, I was talking about the other one -- and the wall charger too. And the packaging.