Originally Posted by solipsism
Your entire argument is post hoc, ergo propter hoc
because you think you saw the same tech in a magazine years before Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 but patents and ideas aren't created and dated the moment you take notice of them.
Right... On patents (Wikipedia): "Novelty is a patentability requirement. An invention is not patentable if the claimed subject matter was disclosed before the date of filing, or before the date of priority if a priority is claimed, of the patent application."
Whether Neonode patented this or not affects only Neonode's ability to claim their rights. It has no bearing on the fact that 2 years later this is not patentable, neither by Apple nor by anyone else. It is in the public domain.
I don't need to show you videos of the phone from 2005 (lolwut?), because I don't care if you believe me or not (and I know you do, even if you don't admit it
It is not impossible that Apple, oblivious of technological developments in one of the most advanced countries in the world, came up with the idea on their own. This only goes to illustrate how flawed the patent system is. However, I strongly doubt this was the case.