Im typing this off an iPad and I have a mac book pro, so don't think I'm anti apple here, I'm not.
I don't understand why apple are bringing so many court cases against Samsung, htc etc for patent issues. It's spoiling the market for consumers.... Ie you and me. If Apple continue to suppress other makers then there will be less incentive for them to develop new and innovative products.
Those in Apple really need to have a word with themselves....the latest seems tat the galaxy tab looks too much like an iPad and it's now pulled off the shelves in the USA. Really?
My nine year old has the tab, yes, it's a touch screen tablet, it's thin, but there it ends. iPad has a physical home button, the tab doesn't.
Get a grip Apple.
It's worth remembering that Steve Jobs swore that he would never sit back and watch if anyone attempted to steal his ideas, as Microsoft did with Windows, blatantly copying the original Apple GUI.
Apple continue Jobs' legacy and refuse to allow others to steal Apple's intellectual property. They can't be blamed for their attitude. Once bitten...
Hi there...I am going to move this to the General Discussions area for you to get more attention.
Our patent system has a lot of flaws and needs to be changed, but this is probably not a good case for that. Too many companies try to make look alike or sound alike copies of popular products. The idea is to fool the customer into thinking the are the same. If done to too much an extent, it is fraud. If Apple does not protect their patents, they will lose them. It is a system designed by lawyers for the profit of lawyers. If it was done right, there would be no need for lawyers. They would never allow that to happen.
Truth. Patents are pretty interesting, friendster held a patent on the friend sytem myspace and facebook used/use. They did not protect it. And we're all happy about that maybe =)
I totally agree with you seadog, the patent system needs to be changed has a lot of flaws in it.
I really do think they are restricting competition, which is good for them and their salary but is it good for us, the consumer.
Yeh, Apple doesn't like people stealing their ideas....
They are businesses, they do what they can to be the biggest and the best, you wouldn't like it if you made a billion dollar product and then someone tried to copy your idea so that they can make more money, in business you don't care about other companies success, if they go out of business this means more money for us.
The iDevice Guru
Originally Posted by iDeviceGuru