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Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court

05 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court - read the full textIt seems Apple is going to lose its slide-to-unlock gesture patent, at least in the EU, since a German court has declared it invalid. Everything started last year when Apple won an injunction against Motorola Mobility and attempted to ban the sales of certain devices. Encouraged by its victory...

 

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lol i know i put itune on my computer made it so slow i guess its made for people who have macs and who dont care about certain freedoms. but if you work pass that its a smooth os but that one phone thing cant cut it the regular iphone should be iphone mini the screen should be 4.5 .

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  • 2013-04-08 04:59
  • kx@n

> In reply to Biggamike @ 2013-04-07 22:14 from sXxb - click to readYou bought one for your wife... awww your family member did own at least a iProduct haha

You mad bro?

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  • 2013-04-08 03:58
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Two reasons I refuse to buy Apple products - their sometimes ridiculous "lawsuits" and their restrictive practices. Of my 100's of movies and 1,000's of music tracks, how many play on my wife's iPod or iPad? Zero. 95% of my movies and ALL my music play on my tablet (Playbook) and my mobiles (Nexus 4 and GSII). Am I prepared to CONVERT everything just to own an Apple product? Er, no. Apple seem to be using the courts to slow down their rivals but just end up losing ground themselves. Most of their suits are nonsense. And why a new connector instead of usb? That's right, couldn't charge for adaptors. If you choose to fight everyone, be prepared for the occasional 'bloody nose'.

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  • 2013-04-07 22:14
  • sXxb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 21:43 from kx@n - click to readDid you know that itune is big malware?? I never has that pos on my computer. Big slow clunky software i ever experienced. Also quicktime, who on earth use that useless software.

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  • 2013-04-07 21:52
  • xA1g

had iphone got rid of it when i found a buyer no bluetooth file transfer no torrent downloader no file manager itunes very annoying it was not for me.

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  • 2013-04-07 21:43
  • kx@n

Did you read the date of it? almost an year old. completely irrelevant

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  • 2013-04-07 20:51
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 19:07 from sXj8 - click to readwhat i meant was in the scenario of the elimination of memory cards.please understand what i said..i know apple doesn't provide an internet connection.,but can you download songs with any other software than iTunes.?whether they provide or not ,doesn't it mean you have to pay for the data downloaded?when memory cards become obsolete you may have to rely on internal memory. you yourself suggested that cloud storage will eliminate them.i don't think the cloud usage is free.may be for you.when you use cloud for all the storage needs,do you think your 2Gb plan will suffice you? As for the benefit derived by Apple from the ISPs,don't you think some arrangement of payment is possible between them and Apple?Like some dollars for every Iphone dataplan taken up by the customer,who will have to take up up huge download limits for their cloud storage.?That's what i was saying.Think with a clear head and you will understand.As for me I was using an iPhone 4 but has switched to a galaxy S3.So don't think i am bluffing.

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  • 2013-04-07 19:28
  • t1$G

> In reply to guy with a remington @ 2013-04-07 19:11 from t1$I - click to readWell I personally wouldn't buy such a PC.
But none of the things seems to be a problem for the people buying iPhones, assuming for the sake of the argument that anything you said applies to iPhones.

They pretty much buy them as fast as Apple can have them made, and they're happy with using them. So happy, in fact, that Apple has an unprecedented customer satisfaction and retention.

And I'm not the one being a fanatic here. Pro tip: my work phone is an Android and my personal phone is a WP.

http://appleinsider.com/articl...ction-survey

http://appleinsider.com/articl...is_htc_at_39

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  • 2013-04-07 19:26
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 18:44 from mvuQ - click to readTo understand what apple is doing,imagine this scenario.You have a PC and you have installed windows in it.Microsoft makes it inaccessible to software not authored by it.When you connect to the net it will allow downloads only from site specified by it.You can only use Hardware parts specified by them.Nothing else will do.What would you feel?I am not one who can advice them but what i said can be summerized as concentrate more on product development rather than taking potshots at your business rivals.It will yield even richer results for them. Don't be a Fanatic.Please understand what is said and then comment.Apple may be a big company but these days their ethical standards has become too low for a business firm.That's why.

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  • 2013-04-07 19:11
  • t1$I

> In reply to guy with a remington @ 2013-04-07 18:48 from t1$I - click to readHear songs only from iTunes?

Lol.

Oh, and Apple don't provide a network connection. That'll be down to the likes of AT&T, TMobile and the actual Network OPERATORS, so I don't see how Apple benefits from more expensive data charges.

I use wifi and 2gb of data, which is more than enough for my needs. I don't think you know what you are talking about.

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  • 2013-04-07 19:07
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 18:14 from sXj8 - click to readyep.maybe.you might be rich enough to have an unlimited internet plan.And to use it for even saving a photo you have taken with the phone's camera.Hear songs only from iTunes ,paying through the nose for the internet plan.very innovative indeed.As for memory cards becoming obsolete, dream on.Another crapple dream.Or might be a precursor for the 'innovative step' of eliminating the memory card slot also.The whole ploy is revolving around making the use of internet plans and services to the maximum and for fleecing the users to the maximum.Wonder what you will do when your phone has no connectivity to the internet, as can happen in some places.Stash it away and sleep,perhaps.And fan boys like you dancing to thier iTunes...who can't see through this little plot.Pity on you.

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  • 2013-04-07 18:48
  • t1$I

> In reply to guy with a remington @ 2013-04-07 18:30 from t1$I - click to readBut please explain how things would be different for Apple if they followed your advice. I don't quite follow.

As for Apple's prices:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...price_system

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  • 2013-04-07 18:44
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 14:43 from mvuQ - click to readyep. that's the whole point. how would that happen?use simple logic.Only 9% market share and 71% of the profit.How can that happen.?Only by Fleecing customers to the maximum.It has a manufacturing cost of abt 207$ and how much do they charge for a phone?Add to it additional charges for the services with the phone.As for me, i can't take a phone that won't sync via Bluetooth to a friend's phone.Or in that case eliminate Bluetooth altogether in the name of innovation.

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  • 2013-04-07 18:30
  • t1$I

I love how fandroids rage on about Apple and how iOS has no innovations when a few years ago they were probably gushing over Symbian.

When it comes to quality and customer satisfaction, you need more than some nearly useless new "features"

The Cloud will soon invalidate one of the last big arguments fandroids have against the iPhone when memory cards are made obsolete.

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  • 2013-04-07 18:14
  • sXj8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 16:39 from 3AxW - click to readThat's how the Germans spell it as in "Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika"

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  • 2013-04-07 17:59
  • Nxnw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-07 03:03 from 4@9g - click to readOr America.

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  • 2013-04-07 16:39
  • 3AxW

"If you can't win, sue your competitors"
-Apple Inc.

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  • 2013-04-07 15:03
  • 0WYy

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-06 12:13 from UNA6 - click to readNo, Royal Dutch Shell is the most valuable and the richest company on the planet, not Apple

http://money.cnn.com/magazines...d=splwinners

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  • 2013-04-07 14:58
  • sEFa

> In reply to guy with a remington @ 2013-04-07 13:56 from t1$J - click to readHow would things be different? Apple has roughly 9% of the global smartphone market, but took 71% of the profit last year. Seems pretty good to me.

http://arstechnica.com/busines...es-shoot-up/

You're saying they could do better if they only listened to tired fandroid rants on the internet?

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  • 2013-04-07 14:43
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> In reply to cdnj @ 2013-04-07 08:56 from sgnt - click to readApple's innovations nowadays are concerned with lawsuits to trap their competitors.If they had used half of this energy and brain work and money in improving their products, things would have been very different for them...

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  • 2013-04-07 13:56
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