FINALLY... hello moto to the rescue.
Apple deserves this and a lot more. Im not saying Apple makes a bad product, but over the years they have copied multiple other companies and gotten away with it. The reason is that they know ho to market themselves really well. They tell people they are the first to innovate something, ignorant people believe this and then when companies continue producing a product with features they had been making for years, these ignorant fanboys assume they copied apple.
The only innovation on the iphone was multitouch. Every other feature was copied or on other phones before. Here is a short list without going into all the patents others had filed.
- accelerometer - nokia (used for gaming, but not ui rotation), htc (used for scrolling up/down)
- ambient light sensor for display brightness - palm
- messages - palm
- connectivity - nokia
- app store - multiple symbian devices had this feature. at the bottom of ur games/apps list, u cud click on get more. this would take u to a dedicated website which had free and paid games. only apple decided to call this basic feature an app and that was after jailbroken devices were getting apps apple shud hv had from the start.
- videocalling - apple calls it facetime but multiple other phones had this before, nokia, htc, sony ericsson, lg, samsung... but bcos apple called it facetime instead, they also said they were the first to hv it.
- slide to unlock - neonode
- flick finger to scroll thru menu and gestures - neonode
- gps and navigation - multiple other phones, htc is just 1 example
- form factor - multiple others including htc, nokia, lg, samsung...
- camera - sharp
- capacitive touchscreen - lg
- cell phone - motorola. they were the first to come up with the idea, build, and sell cell phones. If u want u cud say every1 is copying motorola.
Also worth noting: samsung makes about 1/4th of the components in the iphone including (but not limited to) the flash memory, dram, and applications processor.
And dont forget apple would have been bankrupt if Microsoft did not invest $150 million in apple. Yet all the fanboys continue to make fun of windows...
Everyone sues everyone, believe it or not the way the world goes is whoever jumps to file trademarks and copyrights wins, not the inventor.
As for people saying what they don't know, there are thousands of cases where companies have copied specs/hardware/software but they have either not been taken to court or just had a flat out deal. You can't say Apple/Moto/Samsung or anyone else has copied one another, because in the name of business none of that matters at all to the customer as long as he gets what he wants.
apple 'o' holic, 05 Nov 2011typical everyone has to sue apple. then thats only way every other company will make any money... moreU really havent noticed? apple has sued samsung and HTC first. Apple is still the second biggest smartphone maker and they still are VERY selfish. they cant stand competition. Samsung shouldnt have changed the Android software to look more like iOS anyway. That is why people dont buy iPhone. Cuz they want to get away from the software. Then samsung goes and makes android a little like iOS. But apple shouldnt be sueing for such little things. They should sue LG because LG is a dead exact copy of the iphone keyboard
apple 'o' holic, 05 Nov 2011typical everyone has to sue apple. then thats only way every other company will make any money... moreit might be surprising for someone, but Microsoft makes more money on Android then Windows Phone, Apple wants to try it to, I think that might be suicide for Apple(having on mind, ther is no more Jobs..).. we'll see..
All these lawsuits and counter-lawsuits...it's all about money...if a situation would occur tomorrow,in whitch Moto and Apple or Apple and Samsung would both benefit all these legal issues would be forgotten...these companies are real prostitutes who would jump from bed to bed for more proffit!...
the reason y moto don't want to band the iproducts sale because they know the iproducts sell like crazy so just make a deal with apple to use thier patents and they make a ton load of money for each iproducts sells, it makes sense that way a shame apple can't come to the same agreement with samsung.
well finaly is done and looks like tis done Motorola....GOOGLE!! wins this time now only have to wait i dont think google will ban apple of germany only will say that stops the battle of patents give and of this
apple 'o' holic, 05 Nov 2011typical everyone has to sue apple. then thats only way every other company will make any money... moreblah-blah, but remember when you buy a crApple that you pay a little to Nokia and Motorola for previous intellectual property theft
AnonD-252, 05 Nov 2011Apple must be stopped, they copy and steal and does not really invent anything themself!everyone copy each other with everything and most the phone companies are the one who actually did more the coping fromt apple, there wasn't an app store on a mobile phone b4 apple then all the other phones start doing it, there was no multitouch screen on a phone b4 apples first iphone then all the other phones follow, all these phone companies are just waiting to see what apple has to offer then do the same
Apple sue Samsung
Samsung sue Apple
Verizon sue Apple
Nokia sue Apple
Motorola sue Apple
Apple sue Google for Android
Apple sue German Shop
Apple sue Pornographic sites using iPhone name
And the list goes on
Ironically Sony Ericsson sues its own Fansite forcing them to close down. Poor fans.
apple 'o' holic, 05 Nov 2011typical everyone has to sue apple. then thats only way every other company will make any money... moreWell, actually apple sues everyone else over having a square phone with rounded corners. Its amazing that you think a phone that can't even get 4G speeds is somehow the best.
since when is apple the best smaphone maker?!?Since when apple was called to court when they insted call everyone from Samsung(best selling smartphone) and HTC(best seller Q3 in USA).Geeeezzzz you sound like iFon addicted(no brain,no read,no arguments).As far as I knew Motorola and Apple are working together...and now they are in court...US way to kill competition...blood money as usual.They never been the best in nothing from cars to smartphones...just army!
typical everyone has to sue apple. then thats only way every other company will make any money without apple in the equation. but apple come back and still be best smartphone maker.
ha ha ha in your face apple now take abit of your own medicine.Lesson number one dont give what you cant take.