|A visual guide to Apple's IP claims|
|By Thom Holwerda, submitted by henderson101 on 2012-08-07 12:24:38|
|"Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.|
|By MOS6510 on 2012-08-07 12:40:16|
|For a moment I thought it was a timeline of all the iTunes icons.|
|- Score: 2|
|By Soulbender on 2012-08-07 12:59:34|
In the same way a Thomson TV and Samsung TV can be somewhat similar. |
Edited 2012-08-07 13:00 UTC
|- Score: 8|
|By henderson101 on 2012-08-07 13:02:06|
|Ah, yeah, those designs that were thrown out of court. Riiight! The ones Samsung then got a tounge-lashing from the judge for when they leaked them to the press. The judge that Samsung apologists claim is biased, even though she refused both evidence and stupid claims from both sides. Yeah, keep on believing that old chestnut there Thom. Dry it out and build a few dikes.|
|- Score: -2|
|By henderson101 on 2012-08-07 13:09:41|
It's only a really "terrible" chart if you want to believe Samsung. If you don't care (pretty much me) and believe people are being blinkered and reporting from an skewed angle on *both* sides, or if you believe Apple, well, it's pretty damning. |
Fact is Thom - there's no objectivity or real reporting in your childish write up. You could have said "this is another point of view, take it for what it is - another view", but instead it becomes a kindergarten level finger pointing and foot stomping dig at Apple. Very sad for OS News, sad indeed. The reason I submitted this article is that you've become extremely biased. Here was me hoping we could get back to reporting news rather than sitting on our back porches shooting at raccoons and muttering to ourselves about how evil the "man" is.
|- Score: -1|
|By henderson101 on 2012-08-07 13:19:26|
You're missing the point... the phone icon opens the dialler, the dialler has the green button to make a call and red to end the call (when on a call). The phone icon on the home screen doesn't turn red whilst on a call. The colour has nothing to do with the function. |
The notes icon is very similar.
Why does the "photo album" have a yellow flower?
The rest are dubious.
The packaging is also a freaking big turnaround on Samsung's part. Nothing came in that style box before the iPhone. Last week I unpacked a Galaxy Y... it was almost a clone of the iPhone packaging.
I really don't care either way, I hope the judge/jury finds in favour of neither of them, but the fanatical zeal in which you cling to your vendetta against Apple is pretty distressing for anyone who remembers how good the content on this site used to be.
|- Score: 0|
|By Thom_Holwerda on 2012-08-07 13:23:18|
> Fact is Thom - there's no objectivity or real reporting in your childish write up. |
It's only childish and subjective if you disagree with it. Had I written something that agreed with Apple, it would suddenly not be childish and subjective.
Look, we are all smart people here, and my opinion in no way impedes people's ability to make up their own mind - as you just illustrated with your comments.
|- Score: 6|
|RE: Phone icon|
|By Thom_Holwerda on 2012-08-07 13:23:52|
> Nothing came in that style box before the iPhone. |
My LG Prada begs to differ.
Claiming a small box should be protected by IP is... Just so silly for a company that prides itself on being innovative. Like the phone icon, it just proves how bottom-of-the-barrel Apple has become.
Edited 2012-08-07 13:25 UTC
|- Score: 12|
|Stop the judging, that's what courts are for.|
|By siraf72 on 2012-08-07 13:24:43|
Thom, I think you're developing a mild obsession here. I think the whole thing is a waste of time. I also think you've interpreted the evidence in line with your usual stance regarding Apple. |
Personally, I think Samsung designs took a very strange shift towards looking like iPhones. Sure, it could be a coincidence. I doubt it, but it could be. But frankly, I don't care that much.
Have a little faith that ultimately, two mega corporations going after each other will have little effect on the things you care about.
Just relax, take out some popcorn and enjoy the show.
|- Score: 1|
|RE: Stop the judging, that's what courts are for.|
|By Thom_Holwerda on 2012-08-07 13:27:47|
> Just relax, take out some popcorn and enjoy the show. |
I'd love to, but this is about so much more than just these two companies. This is about incumbents like Apple and Microsoft trying to stifle competition and prevent newcomers from entering the market. If Apple wins, the destructive effect this will have on the technology world will be massive. This is not an attack on Samsung or Android - this is an attack on the very industry I care so much about. If Apple wins, they will be given carte blanche to block virtually every competitor from entering the market place.
This is important. Very, very important.
Edited 2012-08-07 13:28 UTC
|- Score: 10|
|Considering they're all standard motifs|
|By Laurence on 2012-08-07 13:31:39|
Considering they're all de facto standard motifs (and have been long before the iPhone), they didn't look that similar to me. |
Next Apple will be claiming patents on monochrome glyphs....
|- Score: 5|