It's alright, Android. Apple also copied your drop down notifications.
That's why the US are going down..
This patetent is useless to enforce it would be a security risk and a lot of people would be angry at apple if their device has no security to stop it been used by the wrong hands if it gets lost, i refuse to buy a apple product due to these silly patents get a grip apple
Haha, Samsung are going to get shafted.
Nokia were smart enough not to include this in Symbian :)))
Let them have it, we're all tired of that unlock method anyway.
Austreaker, 26 Oct 2011I stop buying apple products and getting the whole family and friends to stay away from rotten... moreIndeed, the power to choose is the biggest threat to any company.
Which company do you like in particular?
Crazy patent. The signatories approving this patent must have been bought by Steve's "I will use Apple's $40Billion to destroy Android" money.
Sense, 26 Oct 2011It is crazy a patent could be granted for this. Replace "unlock" with a generic acti... moreExactly, if you remove unlock, and replace it with whatever action you want, then you can go that far to file for a patent on scrolling?!
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2011Agreed, slide to unlock is a patent held by Neonode in Sweden since 2001. I think American cou... moreRemember the court rules the sale of Liverpool FC is invalid? It was done in freakin' Texas!!!! Hahahaha.
kurotsuki, 26 Oct 2011I don't know about that. But that also the case in one of our traditional food in Indonesia na... moreWell, I've heard of similar cases with food being patented by someone else, other than the "inventors" themselves. As I said, I'm no lawyer, but this article is quite interesting.
I don't really care who invented it first
1. Not all Android devices are affected.
2. It again a stupid patent of Apple who wants everyone to not use, what they used first. Thats like telling a car company, it is not allowed to use brakes in their cars, cuz Mercedes used them first.
There were just a few ways back in the cell phone days, on how to unlock your phone and almost every phone producer used one of those 2 methods and nobody came out crying, just apple is as stupid to do so.
Apple = infant boy
I stop buying apple products and getting the whole family and friends to stay away from rotten apple. Consumer boycott is the biggest threat to apple and their patent troll practices.
The power to choose is apple's biggest threat
Neonode N1m :D
Yet another reason why software patents have no reason to exist.
This is beyond obvious. The slide to unlock pattern has existed for a long time in hardware form, and this is merely a copy of existing technology. I can't understand how this can be granted a patent is if it were "a revolutionary invention".
Which idiots are granting these patents to Apple?
sabret00the, 26 Oct 2011Face detection only works if you're white. We're years from having it effectively be able to d... moreThat s why I did say that Google will have to work harder for it to be fully efficient. The customer are the only winner here.
This is getting crazy. Apple does not patent technology but a human gesture. They should also patent the "notion of turning a key" or using fingers to communicate with a touchscreen. I guess it leaves Android with ...ears?
How much do apple and mictosoft pay to have their weird patents.. android could use double click to unlock.. and single click to lock.. or tap twice on screen to unlock.. no need to slide..