It does not means others cant make better touch screen and good ui.
apple is too arrogant, in australia they even sued woolworths supermarket chain for their logo. woolworths has an apple logo but its a shaped like a "W". doesnt look a thing like apples logo yet they still sued. good thing the judge knows crap and they didnt win.
Hassan, 14 May 2010HTC sueing Apple a tad 'late' comes from the fact that sueing other companies is considered ve... moreNokia sued Apple long before Apple sued HTC.
Olli sticking his Pekka where it doesn't belong.
Apart from the rather obvious fact that iPods and iPads aren't smartphones and don't have diallers, that hasn't stopped HTC lodging complaints about it.
Patent #6,999,800 – “method for power management of a smartphone”
Patent #5,541,988 – “telephone dialer with a personalized page organization of telephone directory memory”
Patent #6,058,183 – “telephone dialer with a personalized page organization of telephone directory memory”
Patent #6,320,957 – “telephone dialer with easy access memory”
HTC are cheap Chinese clone makers and stand no chance of getting anywhere with this Apple will drag them through the courts and they will lose.
Olli Pekka is good Pekka deep in the butt.
HTC are really dumb.
Take patent #7,716,505 “power control methods for a portable electronic device” for example.
It was filed on the 14th June 2007 AFTER the iPhone was demonstrated and 2 weeks before it was released, iPhones were being made BEFORE it was applied for.
It was granted last week.
HTC won't take it to court because they don't stand a chance.
Anonymous, 14 May 2010And you also seem to forget that Apple has been manufacturing computers before the iphone. Co... moreI'm sorry, did you read what you wrote? So in your opinion apple should steal nokia and htc pattens and sue them for using apple pattens, just because you think so? It makes sense to me, case closed!!! Thank you for such an enlightenment!
It's not apple time, it's apple, orange, carrots, nokia, htc, etc, time... and it's time for people like you realize that not everybody prefers apples, or apples look-a-like, there is a lot of other fruit on the market.
Anonymous, 14 May 2010And you also seem to forget that Apple has been manufacturing computers before the iphone. Co... moreSo you're saying that each case filed against Apple (regarding Patents) have no basis whatsoever?
Right...keep telling yourself that. ;)
Unfortunately, some technology stealing is not going too well rite, Job?
Like blue-tooth and cameras. Steve Jobs might be not fast enough copy confidential data from other mobile company and makes profit from I-suck supporters. LMFAO XD
These lawsuit happens all the time in the states and everywhere else in the world. The remarkable note in the case is as the article mentions the complaint instead of a lawsuit. HTC is bringing a different measure, however cheaper, to intervene Apple.
It's definitely not about who's stealing and what not. Engineers are not dumb. They would never steal technology. Legal issues to frustrate the other party is what they are doing here. it's a waste of money and waste of time. discouraging competition and such. That's what the lawyers at these firms are good at.
It seems that it's just a corporate play where the consumers are more attracted to than their products, i.e. apple iphone 4g, HTC Evo 4g etc.
let's hope they are good as each company insist they are...
Hassan, 14 May 2010HTC sueing Apple a tad 'late' comes from the fact that sueing other companies is considered ve... more3 years is not a tad late. Apple has done things that no one has dared done before. And because of Apple's sudden success, they are hated and envied by the others. And if you think that Apple will back down, you got it all wrong. Apple sells because their products are in demand. Apple does not owe anyone, and has billions and billions of dollars to spend and is doing better and better. This is Apple's time, and it will not be shortlived.
Hassan, 14 May 2010You know, all you seem to see is the word 'touchscreen' and you forget about the word 'phone'.... moreAnd you also seem to forget that Apple has been manufacturing computers before the iphone. Computers that are used for communications as well. So you cannot say that Apple just steals technology. Yes, there were other touchscreen phones before the iphone, but did those touchscreen phones ever make it mainstream? Nope. Did it push everyone to improve on their OS's and app stores? Nope. Your nothing but a blind nokia fan who is in denial of accepting some truths that a lot of today's phones are imitating the iphone, both on design and UI. Just like your idol Nokia, you're just too embarassed to see and admit the truth.
a, 14 May 2010i wouldnt call pinch zoom revolutionary... its all down to name and marketing. the device itse... moreWho cares of what you think? Tech magazines and professional tech writers have hailed the iphone a revolutionary device. What you say means nothing :)