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my god the wording... this makes no sense at all.
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
They aren't suing simply because it isn't better, but they're suing because Apple went ahead with its usual marketing BS and claimed it was better and for that reason you should buy it. Apple is getting sued for lying to it's customers in order to boost sales(AKA fraud).
I'm not brushing it off saying it's impossible. But I'd like to know how one would go about proving this.
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WOW, I didn't even catch that. Very sharp, aren't you?

I wonder if that's actually what the complaint said, or if the author of the article F-ed up.
It could be that they are talking about the frame buffer. The frame buffer, in case you don't know is a little bit of memory in your monitor that holds the color value for every pixel to display. It might be that apple was only using 16 bit frame buffers and claiming that they could do 24 or 32 bit color. If thats the case it would have been as easy as prying open the monitor and reading the chip number to find that its a 16 bit chip. That way they can know it wont display all the colors.
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post #14 of 19
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I'm wondering how someone figures something like this out... Did they count every shade of every color and say, "OMG, it's missing color #3F35EB!!!!!"

That color is this, btw. What do you know, that's actually a nice shade of blue. I'd hate to be missing that one. After all, it isn't the same as color #3F35EC!!
this made me lol pretty hard

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They aren't suing simply because it isn't better, but they're suing because Apple went ahead with its usual marketing BS and claimed it was better and for that reason you should buy it. Apple is getting sued for lying to it's customers in order to boost sales(AKA fraud).
Normally their lying is only as bad as: "who wants to watch videos on their ipods?" and the like.

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Originally Posted by The Bartender Paradox View Post
It could be that they are talking about the frame buffer. The frame buffer, in case you don't know is a little bit of memory in your monitor that holds the color value for every pixel to display. It might be that apple was only using 16 bit frame buffers and claiming that they could do 24 or 32 bit color. If thats the case it would have been as easy as prying open the monitor and reading the chip number to find that its a 16 bit chip. That way they can know it wont display all the colors.
Oh, that makes sense... I guess?

side note: does anybody know what ever happened between Apple recording and Apple Computers? Apple was the name of the Beatles record company a long time ago. There was a lawsuit I think.
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Here is the /. on it. It has quite a bit more info. Apparently they can only display 2% of the colors that they say they can.

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Trintech writes points us to an AppleInsider article about another class-action lawsuit directed against Apple Inc. This one claims that the displays on new 20" iMacs are only capable of 6-bit-per-pixel color, 98% fewer colors than Apple advertises. Rather than the 8-bit, in-plane switching (IPS) screens used in 24" iMacs and earlier 20" models, "The new 20-inch iMac features a 6-bit twisted nematic film (TN) LCD screen," according to the article, "which the [law] firm claims is the 'least expensive of its type,' sporting a narrower viewing angle than the display of the 24-inch model, less color depth, less color accuracy, and greater susceptibility to washout." Apple recently settled a very similar class-action suit about the displays on MacBook and MacBook Pro models.
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post #16 of 19
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That's ok, they can just sell the original monitor and get a better- oh yeah.
hahaha!

Dunno if this has anything to do with the imac screens being washed out towards the bottom of the screen?
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Here is the /. on it. It has quite a bit more info. Apparently they can only display 2% of the colors that they say they can.
Wow I didn't actually think it was worse than the old models, I thought this was like the whole 9800 series thing with nVidia. But I guess its more like if the new GT200 based 9900s that nVidia claims to be uber powerful turned out to be rebranded 7900's
    
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Wow I didn't actually think it was worse than the old models, I thought this was like the whole 9800 series thing with nVidia. But I guess its more like if the new GT200 based 9900s that nVidia claims to be uber powerful turned out to be rebranded 7900's
More like 6600vanillas.
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this made me lol pretty hard


Normally their lying is only as bad as: "who wants to watch videos on their ipods?" and the like.


Oh, that makes sense... I guess?

side note: does anybody know what ever happened between Apple recording and Apple Computers? Apple was the name of the Beatles record company a long time ago. There was a lawsuit I think.
But not nearly as bad as the Appleites that actually beleive that garbage that steve-o spoon feeds them.

I remember a few years ago I got in an argument with my coworker about how stupid it was that they released an ipod that displays pictures and doesn't play back video. He said something along the lines of "Well Steve Jobs says that we don't want video so therefore there will NEVER be video and I don't want video because Steve said that I don't."

Wow, talk about control over your customers. They are supposed to "think different", yet somehow end up thinking exactly the same!

The sad thing is that Apple today is now the exact antithesis of their "1984" commercial, yet NONE of their fans seem to realize this, even when commenting about how great that very commercial was.
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