It is extremely stupid to approve these kind of patents having broad aspects. A patent should be for one aspect alone. & there should also a working prototype to show it.
i agree innovation but these patents are not genuine.even nokia and sony phones had this feature.
Old players like nokia,sony,motorola can collectly sue apple as it was never a mobile phone company before.example-in call timer.stopwatch,compass etccc lot of things.they can make apple miserable
"searching multiple sources of information on a device from a single means of entry"
Who will apple sue next then ....... google?
Eerrrr, Apple. CAN U JUST STOP IT? Just stop going court case with other brands. It's kinda getting annoying.
Please Apple,get a life,make your own smartphones competitive and stop harassing Android!
apple is actually afraid of competition since they in the battle b/w s2 and 4s.
they really are not sensible in suing Samsung on voice commands. Samsung had them way long back before did. Apple is not the only innovator. Android interface design is tes much different from iOS. Just don't know what the apple guys are upto. Get a life apple.
The real problem here is the possibility to paten such things. If the USA allow you to patent everything, in few years the moore's law won't be valid any more.
Apple should better concentrate on developing themselves rather than dumping others.Now i have on respect for apple. They just want to get rid ne android. But u know what apple long live android and and get dumped the so called 'saeb'
Toffy.ph, 14 Feb 2012 Mind you... It's Apple who pays google. Apple needs a search engine, they can't make one, s... moreMind you... Andriod os is an open platform os. So apple cannot sue google since its is an free to all os.
smartphone market is in samsung and google hands but tablet market will be in their hands and apple do not love this!
If the Galaxy Nexus does not com to South Africa because of this I will spit on every iPhone I see. Apple get over yourselves rather have some competition so you guys can make better phones because lets face it your phones are so boring including the iOS
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2012AAPL crosses 500 per share for the first time, now worth more than twice its smartphone rivals... moreto crush an enemy, you should bring its hopes high, and then slam it to the ground real hard..
Kristenn, 13 Feb 2012I'm so worried, soon Apple will put a patent on breathing the air. They will soon require us t... moreNo, i'm pretty sure that they will ban breathing, based on their prior refusal to license patents that were the subject of former trials.
On topic, this is why I detest Apple so much. Sure, they have OK (but overpriced) products, they contributed to the technology we have today, but their actions speak a lot about their ethics (or lack of therefor) and their principals. Too bad loyal subjects have their ears covered.
Dave, 13 Feb 2012Well Samsung really deserve that for mocking apple iPhone users in their commercials after all... moreapple wasn't the first to make tablet.. do some research.. and, how can the tab be a replica if it is bigger, better, faster, lighter, slimmer? you should see one..
after all, this is all you can come up with to defend your beloved apple?
you didn't take an arrow to the eyes, did you?
Okay apple is really getting out of hands!! Its evilness will definitely consume itself whole and complete on one day!
The features are soooo basic that even an old SE has that (Despite the face unlock). The Apple n patent companies should just stop doing these shits really!