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Apple Will Pay For Paltry Samsung Apology
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jries921
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11/12/2012 | 5:43:15 PM
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It doesn't do at all to annoy the judge overseeing your court case. I'm just wondering why it took the court this long to impose punishment.
skunkyjosh
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11/12/2012 | 6:15:50 PM
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I should sue Apple for putting lies like that on their web site because Samsung and Google did in fact copy Apple design or Apple iOs.
wht
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wht,
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11/12/2012 | 5:56:05 PM
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I will never buy an Apple product. I despise this company's business practices and ethics. There products are top of the line,and usually, but not always, the best or among the best . But as a corporation they leave a lot to be desired. Their endless lawsuits against several competitors are disgusting. I cheer every time they lose a court case, which seems to be more often lately.
skunkyjosh
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11/12/2012 | 6:14:32 PM
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Then go buy a Samsung, go buy the copycat if you have such a great ethic. The judge decision is wrong and they have the right to show the world that it's just one retarded judge that is giving out this judgement while in other countries the same opposite judgement was given. You won't fool around with Apple for very long, they're smart. Samsung and Google did copy Apple and you have to be highly retarded not to realize it.
Ron T.
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11/12/2012 | 6:30:28 PM
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Really? You are going to agree that Samsung is guilty of stealing rounded corners on their device from Apple? That pinch to zoom out, expand to zoom in invented by somebody else and popularized by Apple is their property? I hope you never design anything using common design trends, you'll get sued by Apple too. Apple didn't invent style, they can't own a styling element, if this continues no designer will ever be able to create anything good looking for fear of litigation. Get a clue!
skunkyjosh
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11/12/2012 | 6:52:23 PM
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Is there a reason I'm thinking it's a new apple phone when they advertize the new galaxy phone on TV? Not only they're stealing apple products ideas but they go as far as doing similar ads to trap customers. Poor business but what to expect from a Korean company after all?
seed123
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11/12/2012 | 11:02:51 PM
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you thought it was a new apple phone when samsung advertise galaxy s3? are you that ignorant? skunkyjosh...your thoughts are totally blinded and clouded by the fact that you're a huge apple fanboy...an isheep
Mack Knife
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11/12/2012 | 11:10:19 PM
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Please, how could anyone but a complete fool think Apple has released a new phone when seeing a Samsung TV commercial. What, can't you read and understand the difference between the words iPhoneX, Samsung and Apple?

Yes, there is a reason, to answer your question. The answer is that you are quite ignorant.
Risko
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11/13/2012 | 7:06:56 AM
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Ron, you are confusing invention with innovation. Apple takes risks and pride in innovating and bringing inventions to the consumer level. Samsung copies what becomes groundbreaking. How is that for a clue?
AustinIT
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11/13/2012 | 8:09:51 PM
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What "inventions" has Apple actually made? iPod is not the first MP3 player. iPhone is not the first mobile phone. iPad is not the first tablet computer. Shall I go on?

What Apple IS good at is taking an existing idea and crafting it into a cool product that everyone wants. That's called "innovation" and a point I would agree with you on.
Mack Knife
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11/12/2012 | 11:07:42 PM
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If the judge ordered it, Apple is required to obey it. Apple can't pick and choose which court orders it finds acceptable and which not. Given the logic or lack thereof you display, the counter argument is that the court's finding that Samsung infringed in the USA is wrong. Since when do opinions matter when a court decides? It matters not, it is done. Now Apple is paying dearly.

You see, people who might have bought an Apple product before now go elsewhere. But isn't it true that deep down you like Apple as a small, personal boutique company where Steve was your best friend and tucked you in at night. Now with this latest episode, your dream world is shattering and that mythical facade of a company you thought you knew has turned out to be nothing more than another big corporate tech company, no different than any other.
Risko
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11/13/2012 | 7:00:08 AM
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Mack, if you ever buy a product from a company solely because you like the public practices this company stands for, do yourself a favor and donG«÷t tell anyone. You really will be making a fool out of yourself.

Apple has been a stubborn company from the day Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak put it together. They were always rebels and pirates in the technology world. People that like Apple share that same DNA. People that like iProducts can careless about the ridiculous UK court ruling. It is just a way UK is trying to stay relevant in the smarphones and tablets would of technology. This judge treated Apple like a bunch of 6 year olds. G«£Johny, you hurt Peter. Now go an apologize.G«• Embarrassing any global company with such ludicrous ruling deserves a rebellious response.
Risko
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11/13/2012 | 7:11:19 AM
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I hope you have other source of transportation than a car because when I tell you what practices and ethics oil companies use behind the scenes to get their way you will not buy another drop of gasolineG«™.
youngliz
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11/13/2012 | 6:22:02 AM
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I dumped my iPhone 4 this past weekend and went with the Nokia Lumia 920. The only thing I miss are the bank apps that the iPhone had. Other than that, this is by far the best phone I have ever had and I think the iPhone 5 looks idiotic compared to this. I will never buy another Apple product again based upon how bad this company is. I'm also sick of all the lawsuits and attacks on other companies because Apple is granted patents for the most ridiculous things. How do you patent a rounded edged rectangle? I'm also sick of being one of the lemmings walking around with any device that starts with a lower case "i". Time to break out of the sheeple herd and go my own way.
Risko
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11/13/2012 | 6:42:09 AM
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Good luck with your Windows phone!
A. Nony Mous
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11/13/2012 | 8:36:52 AM
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Thanks Steve, and say "Hi" to Mrs. Ballmer for me too.
flyingburgers
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11/15/2012 | 9:09:08 AM
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Because Microsoft isn't suing Motorola over Android patents, and Nokia didn't sue HTC over Android as well.
A. Nony Mous
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11/13/2012 | 8:40:10 AM
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Back in the late 80s/early 90s Apple failed to aggressively and accurately protect its IP through legal means. The result was an eventual 95% Microsoft marketshare. When Apple did eventually try to sue Microsoft for copying its GUI it was a feeble attempt very late in arriving.

Apple learned its lesson, and I think we can count on Apple not to make the same mistake of failing to protect its IP.
Jack452
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11/13/2012 | 4:08:55 PM
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I remember that lawsuit. As I recall, Apple attempted to sue Microsoft claiming that they (Apple) invented the mouse. This was regardless of the fact that the mouse which had been invented by Xerox was exhibited in several trade shows prior to any use in Windows.
AustinIT
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11/13/2012 | 8:21:38 PM
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WrongO... a simple WikiPedia query tells the real story of what "actually" happened. A very high profile case in fact. Now, fast forward 18 years and it's ironic that Apple is now suing for copying radius cornered rectangles. lol

from WikiPedia:
"Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, 35 F.3d 1435 (9th Cir. 1994) was a copyright infringement lawsuit in which Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.) sought to prevent Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard from using visual graphical user interface (GUI) elements that were similar to those in Apple's Lisa and Macintosh operating systems. The court ruled that, "Apple cannot get patent-like protection for the idea of a graphical user interface, or the idea of a desktop metaphor [under copyright law]..."[1] In the midst of the Apple v. Microsoft lawsuit, Xerox also sued Apple alleging that Mac's GUI was heavily based on Xerox's.[2] The district court dismissed Xerox's claims without addressing whether Apple's GUI infringed Xerox's.[3] Apple lost all claims in the Microsoft suit except for the ruling that the trash can icon and folder icons from Hewlett-Packard's NewWave windows application were infringing. The lawsuit was filed in 1988 and lasted four years; the decision was affirmed on appeal in 1994,[1] and Apple's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied."


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