Apple's US Samsung lawsuit expands to 8 patents and names 17 products

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  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,379member
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    Except that photo only works for imbeciles as it shows an incomplete picture of their lineup. Now do you want to be an imbecile or do you want to go look up some of their other phone models circa 2007-2008? It wasn't all Apple.



    No probs, I'll just post the photo of everyone's phones released after the iPhone!



  • santoandersonsantoanderson Posts: 98member
    Jeeze, all those phones on the left look like soap-on-a-rope.
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,481member
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    That link isn't working, but if it's the one I'm thinking of, it looks like they ripped off the Zune:





    Yes style wise its similar to the Zune. Its a touchscreen phone/music player and it even had a front facing camera. Apple perfected the touchscreen phone but the technology was slowly progressing that way. Apple just gave it a swift kick. I'm not saying Samsung is completely innocent but it would've been in their best interest to continue the road they were on and avoid all these problems.
  • mac.worldmac.world Posts: 340member
    I hope Apple kicks Samesung's teeth in. Not Android OS, but Samesung. This company blantantly rips off Apple products and then jokes about it. Didn't I read that they used an iPhone screen capture for the literature on their music player? Samesung lacks any sense of morality, and as such, I seriously hope they get their asses kicked.
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,481member
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    No probs, I'l just post the photo of everyone's phones released after the iPhone!













    You forget this was pre iPhone and there's still phones for sale now that look like the ones on the left.
  • santoandersonsantoanderson Posts: 98member
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post


    Yes style wise its similar to the Zune. Its a touchscreen phone/music player and it even had a front facing camera. Apple perfected the touchscreen phone but the technology was slowly progressing that way. Apple just gave it a swift kick. I'm not saying Samsung is completely innocent but it would've been in their best interest to continue the road they were on and avoid all these problems.



    I think this device best sums up the problem I have with Samsung products. Apple has the track record of not releasing a feature or a new product until they've spent 2-5 years making it consumer friendly. Samsung seems like they just hunt out the hot new, untested feature (4G, dual cameras, face-unlock, etc.) and then throws it into the first available model with little concern for usability.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,379member
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    You forget this was pre iPhone and there's still phones for sale now that look like the ones on the left.



    Ah, the Prada. The phone that everyone refers to as having been the template from which Apple created their phone, despite Apple having developed the iPhone for 16 months prior to the Prada's unveiling and despite the Prada's UI never being shown before the announcement of the iPhone?



    And yes, dumbphones still exist, thankfully. I need to have something to update my existing phone to when it finally dies.
  • macky the mackymacky the macky Posts: 4,622member
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    Its what Steve wanted he said he wanted to start WW3 on Android even if it meant spending the 100 billion in the bank on it..this should make any other company think twice



    And that exactly the message Apple wants to send out: Step on our patents, and wish you'd stepped on a cobra instead.



    Eventually this legal morass with lead back to the big mother: Google.

    1. Apple sues Samsung and wins

    (a) Causing Samsung to shovel millions of dollars of product into a hole in the ground.

    (b) Causing Samsung to pay billions in fines of infringement penalties.

    2. Samsung sues Google for damages for passing off Android as something they owned and exposing Samsung to billions of loss.

    3. After Oracle, Samsung, HTC, and all the other Android phone manufacturers gets done with Google, Apple buys Google.



    And that how the boa constrictor eats the fat cow.
  • tooltalktooltalk Posts: 766member
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    Can someone bring up one of those requisite "Samsung phones before 2007 & Samsung phones after 2007" images?



    You mean one of those before and after "LG Prada"? (duck)
  • michael scripmichael scrip Posts: 1,894member
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    Ah, the Prada. The phone that everyone refers to as having been the template from which Apple created their phone, despite Apple having developed the iPhone for 16 months prior to the Prada's unveiling and despite the Prada's UI never being shown before the announcement of the iPhone?



    And yes, dumbphones still exist, thankfully. I need to have something to update my existing phone to when it finally dies.



    I think he was saying that the current iPhone 4/4S looks like the Prada.
  • firefly7475firefly7475 Posts: 1,499member
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    No probs, I'll just post the photo of everyone's phones released after the iPhone!







    That isn't everyone's phone...



  • macky the mackymacky the macky Posts: 4,622member
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    Thank you Sacto Joe for highlighting how wrong you think I am wrong, but providing no reasoning as to how or why. You must merely enjoy picking apart other people's posts while you yourself provide nothing new or intellectual.



    I easily understood what Sacto Joe was saying. If you didn't get it, then you are as he says...



    Stupid is as stupid does (over and over).
  • macky the mackymacky the macky Posts: 4,622member
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    That isn't everyone's phone...







    Man! Those are a lot of wild colors on those MS phones... everything there except Zune brown.
  • santoandersonsantoanderson Posts: 98member
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    That isn't everyone's phone...







    See, I don't have a problem with this phone from a legal standpoint. Nokia is at least trying to differ themselves from Apple's stuff -- add a little diversity to the pot, if you will. But Samsung's Galaxy phones.... they're blatant attempts to capitalize on the popularity of the iPhone. Hell, last Christmas my elderly mother's phone died on her, and my Dad nearly walked out of the AT&T store with a Galaxy because the storekeeper told him "It's just like an iPhone." It's obvious to everyone that the iPhone has been Samsung's greatest marketing tool.
  • mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 6,872member
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    Well then just buy them all and shut them down. Probably cheaper than paying the lawyers for years.



    Not hardly.
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,481member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Ah, the Prada. The phone that everyone refers to as having been the template from which Apple created their phone, despite Apple having developed the iPhone for 16 months prior to the Prada's unveiling and despite the Prada's UI never being shown before the announcement of the iPhone?



    And yes, dumbphones still exist, thankfully. I need to have something to update my existing phone to when it finally dies.



    No I've never once said Apple copied the Prada nor took its design. I'm merely pointing out to those here not in the know that touchscreen although woefully lousy did exist before the iPhone. Here's a review of the Prada a full month before the iPhone was released.



    http://m.cnet.com/CReviews_Review.rb...316442.html%3f
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,481member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Ah, the Prada. The phone that everyone refers to as having been the template from which Apple created their phone, despite Apple having developed the iPhone for 16 months prior to the Prada's unveiling and despite the Prada's UI never being shown before the announcement of the iPhone?



    And yes, dumbphones still exist, thankfully. I need to have something to update my existing phone to when it finally dies.



    Yea I've heard those touchscreen phones are wildly overrated plus they're not free.
  • dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,481member
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    Originally Posted by Santoanderson View Post


    See, I don't have a problem with this phone from a legal standpoint. Nokia is at least trying to differ themselves from Apple's stuff -- add a little diversity to the pot, if you will. But Samsung's Galaxy phones.... they're blatant attempts to capitalize on the popularity of the iPhone. Hell, last Christmas my elderly mother's phone died on her, and my Dad nearly walked out of the AT&T store with a Galaxy because the storekeeper told him "It's just like an iPhone." It's obvious to everyone that the iPhone has been Samsung's greatest marketing tool.



    Have you seen the numbers lately?



    Nokia (not copying Apple)- Dismal sales

    Samsung (copying Apple)- Good sales



    I don't condone it but I understand.
  • michael scripmichael scrip Posts: 1,894member
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post




    No I've never once said Apple copied the Prada nor took its design. I'm merely pointing out to those here not in the know that touchscreen although woefully lousy did exist before the iPhone. Here's a review of the Prada a full month before the iPhone was released.



    http://m.cnet.com/CReviews_Review.rb...316442.html%3f



    That's good... because Apple had been working on the iPhone for 2.5 years. It's crazy to think that Apple needed some last-minute influence from LG



    Although there are some people who think Apple copied the LG Prada... I think the president of LG said it too!
  • suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,092member
    I get the feeling this thread will turn into Picasa.
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