Apple awarded $1.05b settlement with Samsung

Started Aug 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: just imagine

jfelbab wrote:

It you had actually researched what you posted you would find that most, if not all of the things you mentioned are in fact patented.

Rotary knob - http://www.patents.com/us-5513268.html
Pushbutton for car radio - http://patents.com/us-4020704.html
toggle switch - http://patents.com/us-7687730.html
Steering Wheel - http://patents.com/us-8177019.html

As to smartphones in the pre-iPhone era, this is what they looked like:

Then along came the iPhone:

Revolutionary? If not, why does nearly every smartphone today try to look like the iPhone?

Yep. Very true. And it wasn't just that Samsung took a tiny bit from Apple designs. They basically copied it slavishly and quite comprehensively, as their own internal documents and design studies clearly revealed. Those internal documents were basically the nail in Samsung's coffin, IMO. They clearly studied every detail of Apple's designs, compared it to their own designs, and point by point they opted to reject their own original designs and instead chose to mimic Apple's designs. Those documents were very damning.

Anyways, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, as we can see from these "before iPhone" and "after iPhone" photos:

And it also extends to tablets, too:

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