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  Yep, and vice versa.   The point is, people who claim that Apple licensed everything they used from Xerox, are just are wrong as those who claim that Apple ripped off everything they did from Xerox.     The same result as Apple has had trying to prove infringement of their generic tablet design.   Xerox lost their case after a time limit ran out, and the judge had to decide using the evidence he already had. He basically ruled that Xerox could not prove that Apple was...
  You mean, these microphones?         Or perhaps you meant the microphone on the keyboard that Android had first?       The fact is, icons are supposed to look familiar to people... that's why they often look alike.   At least Samsung used a different shape microphone, with a different type of stand, than what others had used before.
If a company intends to continue making products long term, then keeping the same employees and not having to retrain them makes more sense.  They settle down, grow roots and a community, and can participate in making the process better.   The main reason "FAST" is brought up, is because Jobs would supposedly make last second changes.  (See graphic below from the same source.)       However, not only does that imply a poor design process, but the graphic is...
  Not according to Xerox.   In their lawsuit against Apple, Xerox stated that they had only licensed Apple for a joint Smalltalk project.     Xerox' lawsuit claimed that "Apple unlawfully copied portions of Xerox' Star work" and "purposefully failed to identify" Lisa and Finder as "derivative works of Star and Smalltalk."
  The design patents that I posted _were_ used in the case by Apple against Samsung, which is why Samsung could mention rounded rectangles.   It's why some columnists, such as at the WSJ, noted "The ITC decision isn't a complete victory for Apple. The trade body rejected some claims made by Apple and absolved Samsung from infringing on patents associated with the most basic design of the iPhone."   In other words, some old Samsung models got banned for infringing minor...
  "What GTR is attempting to claim is that Apple invented rounded rectangles."   See, anyone can lazily create a strawman by putting words in someone else's mouth.   If you want to know what some else thinks, ask.  Don't make it up on your own.   --   My post contained pictures of the two design patents, and why/when the ITC found that they were not infringed.    (It's up to each reader to form their own opinion as to whether they were right nor not.)   Your post had...
  Sorry to disappoint, but nobody was bashing on Apple.  How could anyone, since they don't even have such a device.   As for the prior scenario, it's not unusual for a single parent or babysitter to be willing to let an older kid go back up to the counter, but they themselves want to stay with the baby.   And sure, it's easy to get caught without cash.   It's not just fast food joints. There are other situations, such as being in an idling car and needing to send someone...
  The trouble is, blocking out sensitive locations would let everyone know where they are  :)   One possible compromise might be to agree on a much lower resolution.
  Why do you think everything applies only to Apple?   The multi-user scenario is a consideration for any device that uses a fingerprint sensor for authentication.   Especially in the far flung situations that Dick and I were talking about, where in theory you get used to paying for everything via fingerprint.   As for "once in a century", you must not have kids.
  Good idea, and in fact some do have software that looks for a pulse, to help foil using fake fingers.
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