Apple awarded $1.05b settlement with Samsung

Started Aug 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
CFynn Veteran Member • Posts: 5,224
Re: Apples legal action

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CFynn wrote:

I use an Apple iPhone and iPad at work and really can't see anything very "original" in either. The integration and design is good - but I can't see any feature on those phones that somebody else didn't have before.

Really? Apparently, you aren't too familiar with what smart phones and tablets were like before the iPhone and iPad! LOL!!!! It's a night and day difference between what phones where like before iPhone, and what tablets were like before iPad. The problem is that the UI that iPhone and iPad have established have become so established, second-nature, and ubiquitous that people think this is how it has always been!!!! Nothing can be further from the truth. But people have short memories or are simply just ignorant of the past.

Yes the iPhone and iPad have a very nice UI - but what about that UI is so original ? Much better looking - and maybe better integrated - than what went before I agree - but should you be able to patent using good design?.

I have to use an iPhone, iPad, a Galaxy Nexus and a Galaxy tab at work for some things - both systems are very "pretty" and have thousands of mostly useless apps - along with some good ones. Personally the smart phone I use is a Nokia n900 running Linux which is nowhere near as pretty but which I find far more useful, and far less frustrating, than either the iPhone or Nexus. At work I'm spending my time trying to get round some of the the limitations and restrictions of iOS and Android to enable devices running those operating systems to do things I can do on the n900 very easily.

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