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Can anyone say iPod copy?

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If this is not a bad copy, I'm cannadian <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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Ooh, it plays MP3s. It must be an iPod ripoff!

Ooh, it's an All-In-One computer with an LCD screen built in, instead of a CRT. It must be an iMac ripoff!

Ooh, it's a white laptop. It must be an iBook ripoff!

Ooh, it's a laptop made out of an exotic metal with a wide screen. It must be a TiBook ripoff!

Ooh, it's another AIO with an LCD. It's not only an iMac ripoff, it's also an iMac killer! It kills iMacs!

Ooh, look, it's a tower that isn't ugly. It must be a PowerMac ripoff!

Strangely enough, the only thing I mentioned here that didn't actually have a thread/uproar associated with it was the last one, about the tower. But people are crazy here... they see something that is a somewhat related concept to an Apple product, but with a different execution. Immediately they're up in arms about how they're ripping us off and how Apple Legal should go sue them.

Let me see if I can remember which each of these were... there are numerous "iPod ripoffs" meaning basically any rectangular, pocket-sized, high capacity MP3 player. One was by Toshiba, and there was another but I don't remember who made it.

One of the LCD AIOs said to be an iMac ripoff was one by a company starting with an I. I think it was like "Integra" something. It doesn't look anything like an iMac, more like a pyramid sliced in half vertically. The other LCD AIO is, of course, the Gateway Profile 4, which really caused a stir because it mentioned the iMac in an unfavorable light in a TV ad!

The white laptop declared an iBook ripoff was an X-Technology, I think.

The "TiBook Ripoff" was a magnesium VPR Matrix laptop, with the same screen as the TiBook (15.2" 1280x854).

Personally, I think a few of those Coolermaster cases look better than PowerMacs. My friend has one, it's pretty sweet. Too bad it runs Windows...
post #3 of 9
I think he's referring to the layout of the objects in the LCD. If that's the case, I can see a lot of similarity between the interfaces. ...but yes, there's only so many ways to skin a cat.
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post #4 of 9
People copy Apple; that's the cost of being an innovator. Get over it.
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And anyway, who says that the OS Apple uses for their iPod isnt rentable for others? Apple didnt make the iPod OS, someone else did, Apple is just renting it.
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post #6 of 9
Pixo makes the OS. That doesn't look like the iPod's OS, but it's similar.

I mean, you can't change it a whole lot, that's just how an MP3 operating system should work. Just as OSes for computers use hierarchal folders to store files, and they generally have some sort of quick access menu or bar somewhere, MP3 navigation generally involves what we see in, well, basically all the MP3 players that are considered "iPod copies" by some.
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Usted debe ser(?) canadiense, jefe.

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Here's a better one from <a href="http://www.cnet.com/video/synd/news_redir2.html?vid_win=http://news.com.com/1601-2-982240.html" target="_blank">Samsung.</a>
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It's strange.. the two models that Neuros offers is 128mb and 20gb..... that's quite a leap between the two. Oh well, who gives a shit.......................
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