Apple wins patent for first iPhone, designed by Jobs & Ive

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  • Reply 21 of 47


    Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post

    Which will last longer, that or:


    http://www.google.com/patents/US6368227



     


    It's… it's cited in a Samsung transistor patent… wh… imageimage

  • Reply 22 of 47


    Apple could put new guts in it and call it the iPhone Classic.

     

  • Reply 23 of 47
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,904member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    Tricky tricky.


     


    image



    Figured it might be you TS. I doubt many here had any idea. 

  • Reply 24 of 47

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Quiz time: How many know why Apple products begin with an "i"?


     


    If you're impatient or give up, the answer is here in the first 30 seconds:




     


    Well, that vid just made me sad.

  • Reply 25 of 47
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    Figured it might be you TS. I doubt many here had any idea. 

    I thought that "Internet" was common knowledge for the naming of the iMac. I remember there were other 'i' names applied to it but Internet is the one that was most prominent. If quizzed on the other 'i' names anything else I got right would have just been an educated guess.
  • Reply 26 of 47
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    Figured it might be you TS. I doubt many here had any idea. 

    I thought that "Internet" was common knowledge for the naming of the iMac. I remember there were other 'i' names applied to it but Internet is the one that was most prominent. If quizzed on the other 'i' names anything else I got right would have just been an educated guess.
  • Reply 27 of 47

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    I thought that "Internet" was common knowledge for the naming of the iMac. I remember there were other 'i' names applied to it but Internet is the one that was most prominent. If quizzed on the other 'i' names anything else I got right would have just been an educated guess.




    i thought it was common knowledge as well.

  • Reply 28 of 47


    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post

    Figured it might be you TS. I doubt many here had any idea. 




    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

    I thought that "Internet" was common knowledge for the naming of the iMac.


     


    So did I. But it might be one of those "what's common knowledge for me isn't for the layman" things.


     


    'Course people do forget a lot since '98, eh?

  • Reply 29 of 47
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    So did I. But it might be one of those "what's common knowledge for me isn't for the layman" things.

    'Course people do forget a lot since '98, eh?

    Well, common among the PC tech industry, not the general populace.
  • Reply 30 of 47
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,376member


    The headline


    "Apple wins patent for first iPhone, designed by Jobs & Ive"


    reminds me of "Currier and Ives"....  image



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currier_and_Ives

     


    And if you read the link, you can actually see a few parallels...

  • Reply 31 of 47
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,984member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    That phone still feels better than any other phone I've held. What a great start to the smartphone revolution.

    I'd still be rocking my StarTAC if it weren't for Apple lol.
  • Reply 32 of 47
    The iPhone : )

    I love this phone, and I still have it sitting around someplace! Just think back to December 2006 when none of this was possible, probable, or even in most mind's imagination. Now we complain about such things never conceived before in a phone until the iPhone.

    Amazing work guys!

  • Reply 33 of 47
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,526member
    drblank wrote: »
    Fandroids will be tearing their hair out! Rounded rectangle patented by Apple! Hold-on while I get some popcorn.
    Let's the lawsuits commence.   Lawyers, START YOUR ENGINES!!!

    Hey Lawyer, Lawyer,  SUE Lawyer, Lawyer!

    :lol: pig farming reference?
  • Reply 34 of 47
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,675member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    I'd still be rocking my StarTAC if it weren't for Apple lol.




    I have to admit, my favorite mobile phone I've ever owned prior to the iPhone was the StarTac.  That phone was built like a tank, very tactile buttons, bright red display and many times I didn't even have to look at the display to dial a phone number, just a few pre-programmed steps with the side rocker-switch.  I really liked it.



    Very close second was the original Razr.



    What a pity Motorola went downhill afterwards.  Management got too cushy as corporate suits usually do and fell asleep at the wheel.

  • Reply 35 of 47
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,364member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post




    i thought it was common knowledge as well.



    I guess either most of us either knew or read it in the book.

  • Reply 36 of 47
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KaiserJay View Post



    Just a note: the patent covers the design of the metal ring around the phone, not the phone itself.


     


    The US Patent Office website is so bad I can't tell if you are right or if you are joking but it's interesting if true.  Apple no longer uses the annular ring, they gave it up with this recent generation.  


     


    They also don't make the back or the screen the same way as the original iPhone either so even if this is a patent on the whole device design, it's almost completely irrelevant already.  

  • Reply 37 of 47

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Evilution View Post


    I guess either most of us either knew or read it in the book.





    ... or we watched the intro video a bazillion times when the iMac was introduced.  image


     


    [it was Steve's first new product of round 2]

  • Reply 38 of 47
    Yes, the IPhone has kept it form factor similar, it still features its two ports(headphone has moved). Still features multiple microphones. Those are things apple could change in future, now It also still features home button, IOS volume controls on side and sleep/wake in same location.
  • Reply 39 of 47
    kdarlingkdarling Posts: 1,640member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post


    The US Patent Office website is so bad I can't tell if you are right or if you are joking but it's interesting if true.  Apple no longer uses the annular ring, they gave it up with this recent generation.  



     


    KaiserJay is right about it being just a design patent for the bezel.


     


    Dashed lines are not usually part of a design nclaim.  Only solid lines are. 


     


    So in this case, the only design item they asked for was this particular shaped bezel, which I marked in yellow:


     


    image

  • Reply 40 of 47
    I still have my original iPhone 4GB model in my sock drawer. Screen is cracked but it still works :)
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