We weren't talking about the SIII. I was responding to your comment that infringing a patent was not the same as using Apple's IP. By definition, it is.
The rest of your post is pure nonsense, as well. Utility patents are most certainly NOT granted on concepts. They're granted on specific implementations of an invention. A 'concept' can not get a patent.
And unless you're arguing that Samsung totally rewrote all the Touchwiz and Android software for the SIII, if it uses the same things as the earlier products (bounce back, etc), then it will likely be infringing, although that does have to be decided by a court.
Go ahead and read some of "what is claimed". That line indicates things which are protected by the patent, with many of the other details suggesting how they might be used. It's not as specific as what you've mentioned regarding how design patents must almost tell you how something would be built. What is likely is pointless to argue here. Neither of us looked that up.
By the way, I see some of these articles detailing what outsold what on a month by month basis as bordering on flamebait. As some others have noted, it's normal for iphone sales to be dropping at this time unless they were recently picked up by a number of new carriers in certain countries. It will be more interesting to see how the new one fairs. The rumor that Apple plans to release a low cost unsubsidized phone is also interesting. Like you (I remember one of your prior statements) I expect subsidized phones to dwindle in popularity at some point.
Edited by hmm - 9/4/12 at 7:00pm