On the other hand, Apple declined to offer any comment. Lol you get a bad apple
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2016Well, when was the last time Apple innovated then? Everything was a ripped off and repackaged.atleast they repackaged properly .. if it was not apple then you will be still holding a phone with hardware keypad ;-)
ask samsung why they blindly follow what apple do .. you know know answer
HEUY, 27 Feb 2016it was not wose for apple to drag law enforcement agencies to court in the first place they sh... moreThis is the problem with how this case has been pressed (btw you are off topic this was to do with Apple and Samsung, but hey, whatever... Yeah?).
Present polls show that the people of the country are aligned with the government on this one!
The facts are not being shown for what has been happening.
Apple has worked with them.
And every other instance (like seventy times previously), Apple has given them what they wanted. Apple gave them everything they could.
The process was made difficult because an IT guy working for the department involved (health wasn't it?) wiped the password. ("Reset it" I think was the technical term).
Once that was done, there was no way to get ahold of the data.
So now the government wants Apple to write some code that gives a back door to the encryption process. Apple, by rights, does not want to do this.
The writ law that the US government is hiding behind to try and force Apple to do so, has a Clause that it should not hinder or hurt a company, and in such instance, is at the companies' discretion.
The writ law was put in place with the foundation of the legal system to be a way forward for times when the law wouldn't cover a situation.
The US government has, for twelve years or more, been using this loophole.
It has no interest in having something passed, as this 'loophole' allows them to waver certain rights.
Apple is in its right to not back door its encryption. And it is a loss for all citizens if a government can force this situation.
The ethics of the government in this situation should be called to light and accounted for.
They have had a decade to pass something to cover this situation and have chose not to.
Anyhow it is a cluster fracas, and I wouldn't want to be in Apples shoes' (no entity survives when the enemy of the US).
As for being ON TOPIC.
Patent law, I am sure, is written into its foundation that only things that would not have naturally evolved on their own course, things that all people would have eventually discovered anyhow.. Can not be patented.
As patents make so much money for a country (without giving anything up in return), we can understand why such crazy patents exist.
Heck in my country a chocolate company has patented a colour.
Things like tapping on a screen and sliding fingers in from the side, and clicking on freaking links etc should never even be patentable.
(Is my understanding based on what patent law is meant to cover, and more importantly, the things it cannot.)
Patent law is not for common sense evolution.
falesh, 27 Feb 2016bcz apple refused to help in unlocking the phone??Funny the timing though isn't it.
This has always been the Motis operandi of the American Government.
I know that when they have a hitlist, seldom do businesses, after being dragged over every possible hot coal and hurdle that can be put in front of them; not many make it!
Apple cry like baby,they themselves are copy cat by the way copying good featuures is a step forward in digital world ,this patent philosophy is bullshit
How can the link stuff even be patented by Apple? I remember doing similar stuff with my old Nokia long ago. Same thing with the bounce back feature couple of years back where you schroll to the end of a menu and it slightly bounces back. That thing was also in old Nokias.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2016tru buddyIt's amazing you know what he is talking about.
Harmonica, 27 Feb 2016lol.. What is the last thing sansung innovated? They can't even design their own vaccum clea... moreWell, when was the last time Apple innovated then? Everything was a ripped off and repackaged.
indigold, 27 Feb 2016Take competition to the market and not
court room. Samsung is all about innovation but apple... morelol..
What is the last thing sansung innovated?
They can't even design their own vaccum cleaners and copied dyson.
Apple is one of the worst companies ever. Stubborn, selling products with exaggerated prices and accusing other companies of steeling their features. I wouldn't buy any of Apple's products.
Take competition to the market and not
court room. Samsung is all about innovation but apple is more concerned about ripping off there customers. This is victory for consumers
All I can say is " All hail the king! Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge"....
Funny that such link reconization of web pages and phone numbers I had in my old Nokia and Siemens phones... And no one was crying like apple that someone have it...
iJack, 27 Feb 2016Apple is paying for not helping CIA,which actually rules the USA,not the citizens.it was not wose for apple to drag law enforcement agencies to court in the first place they should have just handed the required data from the phone in question and then they would have peace, even more drama could follow eg tax issues, disgruntled small companies filling law suits, gvrmnt checking on employee policies and halting operations due to unsafe work environment etc apple should reconsider helping the law to protect thier business intrest. thats my opinion