"The patents in question are regarding a feature in iOS devices where the device goes through the text in messages and separates URLs, phone numbers and map locations and turns them into clickable links to be launched in their respective apps."
I remember my 2005-made SE phone had this feature. The point is, apple makes innovation only in registering patents from old ideas that no one has ever thought of registering it. Go to trash apple, with your crazy patents.
Are they for real? I am not sure, because it's ancient history in mobile phone industry, but I think my ancient Siemens MT50 could make phone numbers "interactive" in SMSes in year 2002!!! How did they manage to patent this?
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2011wow apples just jealous cuz they cant make better phones than htc... Apple is not jealous but htc is a copy machine! Samsung is the same & will be banned soon hopefully. Google is good in search engine not in Mobile OS! plus, google is the main copier...
HTC guilty of infringing on Apple's patents what a joke
htc where the first to use andriod in 2007 and it has take apple 4 years to work outwqw
That htc have infringed on there patent what a joke all apple are trying to do controll
The mobile industry PLEASE TELL ME HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE USA COURTS ARE ON APPLES PAY ROLL
if your like me and your tired of apple bullying everyone, than just stop buying apple products!
personally, i've never had an iphone to begin with so it's a moot point.
i say boycott all apple products.
How is it apple that is jealous - if this was your product and others were "coping" your idea concepts wouldn't you like to stop them?
This isn't a matter of jealousy its a matter of principle. HTC are evidently infringing on some of Apples Patents and so they should be stopped. If HTC are "innovators" then why should they take the ideas from other Mobile Manufacturers?
Apple is getting kinda annoying, I mean it sued Samsung because in their perspective Samsung phones look too much like iPhones....which they, frankly, aren't!!!
Now it stroke HTC...and Google and maybe, soon, someone else!!! Apple is getting extremely jealous of others and it just sues them for it. What's next...Apple suing junkyards, because they have bitten apples, too?!?
C'mon, Apple, chill out, calm down and mind your own bussiness, for God's sake-it just might make things better...
Whats happening? So many patent battles and suits!!!
Somebody is gonna come up and say look man I have the patent for the mobile phone "power on" key assigned to the "end call key" so remove the "power on" key from your phones.
Greedy corporate brats, capitalizing on young generation's innovation!
This is strange. I had this feature in my ancient SE phones and definitely in my Symbian s60v3 phones. How can Apple have a patent on this feature?
Wow! I was a fan of HTC but I see their phones get slow and worst in battery life! And look at this now! APPLE FTW...
is this feature not found in older dumb phones? where it can read the phone numbers and URLs to make calls or launch browsers?
come on apple,
Now I'm beginning to dislike Apple as they'v become so jealous of Android... Seriously this is very bad, u can't conquer the whole world Apple, get that into ur skull...
i really admit ..apple is a gooI company my people but it has not got the ...yeeeyaaah type of thing you know that i usually get in the HTC phone itz the best ..to be offered.....
HE IS AN ANDROID NOW WHO AS GOTTA CHANCE TO BYTE THE APPLE PIECE OUT...
if not tell me apple company who took ur piece...me him..na...
wow apples just jealous cuz they cant make better phones than htc...
APPLE is finding sum way in which they could finish android ESPECIALLY HTC as there phones are a hundered times better and APPLE has nthin to deal with it
chupoltorero, 20 Dec 2011might be a move to save US economy since apple is a US company and HTC is taiwan...USA will be... moreWhat about import taxes? I think it will be more than what Apple pays to the state itself.. Not to mention there are people from HTC subsidiary in USA.. I think the only one winning/gaining financially is the one who sue, but not others..
Oh, wait.. Apple bribed patent office..