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Before everyone jumps down Apple's throat, why not read the article. All it says is that the document was revealed in court, it doesn't say that Apple used any arguement to say that they invented touch screens. Your hatred of Apple is not the point of this news article.
    
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Progress. Cars all get fuel injection because it was an improvement. TV all flat cause improvement.
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So, Google's "afterthought" beats Apple in their "own game" ?
After directly copying the so-hard-thought-innovation in a month or so? Cause apparently that's how long Samsung and all those "Chinese" (they are all the same, right?) need to copy what took Steve Jobs himself (America. f-yeah) years to forge in the fires of Mount-Cupertino-Doom.
That's actually embarrassing.


And I bet original Window's 1.0 didn't have a touch screen either, and now MS is "bs-ing" us with Win 8.
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Originally Posted by pokerapar88 View Post

sorry but the PALM which came LOOOOOONG before as a handheld device did support touchscreen and it was even in B&W so SHHHH apple

PALM III (1998)



Still I think apple also did a PDA. Everyone "copies" everyone, or should we call it follows trend? that's the point of competition.

Wow i haven't seen one of these in ages. I had one many years ago, and mostly played battle sub on it. It had a pad where you could write letters but it was horribly inaccurate.
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Progress. Cars all get fuel injection because it was an improvement. TV all flat cause improvement.


This is the argument that makes the most sense to me. If it was a "apple world" surely innovation would stop, if samsung created the first flat screen tv only they could make any subsequent flat screen tv's etc.

Apple need to sue pretty much every smart phone manufacturer out there that runs android as they are all basically the same.. and as others have pointed out, apple have blatantly copied android of late.

Question i keep asking myself is why did apple sue samsung and not google for android?
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This is the argument that makes the most sense to me. If it was a "apple world" surely innovation would stop, if samsung created the first flat screen tv only they could make any subsequent flat screen tv's etc.

Apple need to sue pretty much every smart phone manufacturer out there that runs android as they are all basically the same.. and as others have pointed out, apple have blatantly copied android of late.

Question i keep asking myself is why did apple sue samsung and not google for android?

Because Google doesn't sell Android. It's free to anyone that wants the code.
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post #17 of 33
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Progress. Cars all get fuel injection because it was an improvement. TV all flat cause improvement.

But the guy who invented fuel injection gets a ton of royalties.
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But the guy who invented fuel injection gets a ton of royalties.

What the hell are you talking about??
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post #19 of 33
Quote:
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Quote:
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Progress. Cars all get fuel injection because it was an improvement. TV all flat cause improvement.

But the guy who invented fuel injection gets a ton of royalties.

Not that I've heard of. Though that is a broad statement. Fuel injection has existed for over a hundred years...AMC would probably be given the title of making fuel injection as we know it today and I think if they were collecting royalties on the engines using it they would still be in business.

So that is actually a good example of a good process appearing in an industry and spreading. Though every system will have its own tweak on it. Which is what we see on Cell phones for the most part. At a glance they are the same, but under the hood there are differences. These differences are patented...but no one "owns" fuel injection. If so...it will be the first I've heard it mentioned.


If Apple seriously wins and the world upholds their patent of a rectangular device with a touch screen...I am going back to a flip phone and buy an Android tablet. Might as well patent the car...or rather an oblong device with wheels.
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post #20 of 33
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But the guy who invented fuel injection gets a ton of royalties.

So do the guys that invented various iterations of touchscreens since 1976.

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