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The iPhone was born off the corner of a concept iPad's screen

05 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
The iPhone was born off the corner of a concept iPad's screen - read the full textThe Apple/Samsung court battle is in its full swing and this week saw Apple's VPs Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall take the stand. Lots of intriguing information came out of their testimonies. To our greatest surprise not only was Apple already working on an iPad prototype when they went about...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 07:40 from mc6Y - click to readPoint proven than you :)

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  • 2012-08-08 12:27
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-07 21:12 from q8Q8 - click to readif you call selectively picking a couple of points while ignoring the whole picture facts, then go ahead. Go ahead and ignore my points though. btw, thanks for the joke. It's always funny when fanboy trolls cant defend their points and fall back on calling other people trolls.

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  • 2012-08-08 07:40
  • mc6Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-07 05:18 from mc6Y - click to readI already pointed out the undeniable truths. If you can still flap your trap after that then you are a nasty troll beyond our help.

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  • 2012-08-07 21:12
  • q8Q8

> In reply to sanitycheck @ 2012-08-07 04:18 from qCV5 - click to readYou have swagger!

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  • 2012-08-07 12:38
  • q8Q8

>>revolutionizing the personal computing as we know it

more like we'll be remembering and thinking "how the hell did people even buy this crap?"

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  • 2012-08-07 08:50
  • p%1%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-06 14:02 from q8Q8 - click to readJust look at the articles on the front page. The mere mention of Nokia and Windows Phone and you get over 100 comments. A simple article about the iphone's sim card and a button and you get almost 50 comments, most likely it will double in a few hours. The Android fanboys are trolling there. If you still think Apple trolls outnumber Android trolls then your just ignoring the facts.

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  • 2012-08-07 05:18
  • mc6Y

Everyone appears to be getting lost in the details of the protocol and technicality and completely forget or ignore the fundamental question.

Sorry but every modern mobile device design, especially tablets, was born off the flat panel TV's and monitors - their big brother. And here is why...


Whether you are an industrial designer or an ordinary person, could someone please explain why my iPad2 (or all of the modern tablets and smartphones) looks "extremely the same" as flat panel TV's and monitors (except the base stand and size) that existed since the very early part of the last decade (way before 2005)?. That's way before 2007, which a lot of under drinking age fans think is when the mobile age/technology started... That thin glossy piano black bezel surrounding the four sides of a large display area with a logo or single button on the front was popularized by Samsung and became de-facto standard in flat panel displays that you see everywhere these days.

If you are an industrial designer, how would you design a portable entertainment device (tablet/smartphone) with the emphasis on display? Triangle? Square? Octagon? Why? When you already have a very well established and practical design set by the tablet's big brother, which is flat screen TV/Monitor. If you can't believe it, put your tablet next a flat panel device and see for yourself. Remember, whether they admit it or not, industrial designers are human beings and they take cues from their surroundings, especially from things they see and use everyday. Who doesn't have a flat panel TV or monitor at home or office...???

Unless one chooses to ignore or refuses to admit, anyone with some common sense and/or intelligence can see this...

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  • 2012-08-07 04:18
  • qCV5

iphone is the mother of all copy, even the name 'iPad' has to copy from a Chinese company & have to pay US60 million in court case. Shame on you Apple

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  • 2012-08-07 03:41
  • uRDw

Apple lawyers certainly play "facts" fast. A moment ago they tell the court that iphone was Sony inspired. Now they claim that it was from a concept iPad.

Samsung claim that they have the F700 phone which the iphone resembles, far before iphone was announced. Can the F700 be inspired by something that was announced later? And the galaxy phones resemble the F700 phone. So who is copying who? Does it really matter???

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  • 2012-08-07 02:46
  • Mg@7

OMG, can apple and samsung not fight again and throw the $$$ wasted in IP wars to some form of discount for their products...? Its more meaningful...

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  • 2012-08-07 02:31
  • Mg@7

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-07 00:26 from kxIs - click to readOk maybe you r right about Released date but the Capacitive not belong to Apple

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  • 2012-08-07 02:30
  • 3xLb

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2012-08-06 05:58 from Bqv0 - click to readWas I talking to you?

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  • 2012-08-07 00:55
  • FKy9

Everybody is talking about Apple, but what about Palm? and Adobe? When you join these two technologies you get the Ipad features with the real hand! Unfortunately Palm never think about using the touch instead of the pen and Adobe never go further with the little hand to make it work in an external screen like the Ipad! For me these companies are one of the source of inspiration for Apple also. They are the heroes of innovation.

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  • 2012-08-07 00:55
  • 8697

> In reply to Ali Alowais @ 2012-08-06 21:58 from 3xLb - click to readBy the way, the iPhone was released about three months before the iPod touch.

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  • 2012-08-07 00:26
  • kxIs

> In reply to Ali Alowais @ 2012-08-06 21:58 from 3xLb - click to readHow does your comment relate to what I said? The person I replied to asked a question, I told him what the article says.

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  • 2012-08-07 00:23
  • kxIs

> In reply to D79_ @ 2012-08-06 21:25 from mx4d - click to readSearch (Crtl+F) the word Capacitive. It is in there.

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  • 2012-08-07 00:20
  • kxIs

apple iphone is the best...evn wd some old features...

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  • 2012-08-06 22:45
  • bCbw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-06 17:01 from TC$a - click to readAnd somehow releasing old features consistently is better?

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  • 2012-08-06 22:03
  • q8Q8

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-06 20:58 from kxIs - click to readCapacitive screen not belong to Apple , there is a video on youtube for steve jop him self telling the story of the frist iphone and it 100% different than this artical , as he said they was working on ipod touch Until a company offer for him multi touch screen so he made the iphone and the ipod touch from the ipod touch design+multi touch screen and thats why the ipod touch release before the iphone .

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  • 2012-08-06 21:58
  • 3xLb

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