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Apple amends lawsuit to cover Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2012, 23:12 posted on

A lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung back in February has been amended by the Cupertino based company to include two of Samsung's hottest selling models, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note...

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posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:01

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13103; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

It is still slide to unlock. The direction doesn't matter according to the patent.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:07 10

37. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

swipe dude swipeeeeee.

you don't swipe your door lock right? Slide is different from swipe!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:26 6

48. Savage (unregistered)

Still its slide to unlock? Do you know that Japan has sliding doors? Apple may well call them 'slide to unlock' and sue the entire of Japan.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:23 5

78. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

How else are we supposed to unlock our phones? Face unlock is nice, but it has some flaws. Not everybody wants to use a pattern lock.

Apple has a right to defend it's patents, but some of those patents shouldn't have been issued in the first place because they are just so ridiculous.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 08:20

146. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I just thought of something....

Patter unlock....you have to swipe to draw the pattern. So.....how is that swiping up and down is considered infringing on slide to unlock....but a pattern unlock isnt? You can also set it so the pattern isnt drawn onscreen.

Something just seems of about all this mess.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:21 9

9. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

surprise surprise apple is going after samsung top dogs now. can they just let this schoolboy chicken sh*t go already, instead of suing companys over stupid patents. prove that you can make something better, innovate like you claim to be doing, CR@PPLe

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:28 10

12. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Time to bring out the Boycott Apple t-shirts and wear them outside the venue of the upcoming iPhone announcement.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:28 6

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

now is the time Samsung, Get a better Lawyer team, ask help from Google and get the patents invalidated, this could help you on the lost case appeal

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:30 5

14. ekia007 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

What the hell, are you out of your mind? f**k off apple

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:33 17

15. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Good news for Samsung.

More and more customers will come to Samsung and ignore the iphone 5.

More and more apple lovers will leave that dirty company.

More and more tech lovers will throw sh!t into Apple face.

More and more judges will see how stupid apple's patents are.

Good good!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:34 7

96. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

'More and more judges will see how stupid apple's patents are...'
In the U.S., I doubt it, but it would be nice.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:33 8

16. BigBoss10 (Posts: 273; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

i S h i t.... seriously get a life!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:35 15

17. frydaexiii (Posts: 1444; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Really? Word completion? My old Moto Razr V3 had word completion. Maybe after they add these 2 the idiot judge will realize Apple is just throwing lawsuits to stop their competition and overthrow the whole 1bil verdict. If not...hahaha....iPaid.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:36 16

18. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)

Apple is truly the scum of the Earth!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:42 9

20. hazzik (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

since steve jobs is dead no one in that company can innovate so all that are left for them is to sue other company. fail icrap.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:33 1

142. Ueliton (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

the guy who substituted Steve Jobs must be a lawyer, not a tech developer

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:43 5

21. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

in the next few days, Apple will also ban the note 2 if iphone 5 didn't surpass the sales of note 2 .

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:45 10

22. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Apple trash that s**t got old..... Switch to Android everyone its funner, cooler, better integration.... and hands down better bitchssssss way betterrrrrr..:go goooogleeeeeeerer

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:46 9

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Cut the string samsung......stop providing apple with the things you are providing them with (hardware/software).....and "wash" your hands with them.........THEN let them go down slowly....sorry to say it but thats the best thing to do samsung

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:49 9

25. zackh121556 (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

NOTICE NONE OF THE COMMENTS ON HERE ARE FROM APPLE FANBOYS... EVEN THEY KNOW THIS IS SOME LAME ASS REPEATED BULL s**t!!! Soon Apple will make a fridge and try to sue Samsung! This is like jacking off to sports! Lots of d**k shaking with little results!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:55 4

27. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

No matter what you did apple against samsung, samsung will reign on smartphones around the world. Just innovate and produce more product APPLE as what samsung did. I think you're getting envy with samsung. Good luck apple the consumers will decide which product they want. You hurt samsung as will as the consumer that will lead them starting on hating you.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:59 6

29. cncrim (Posts: 826; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

This is**t get more rediculous. f**k off.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:04 13

35. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

oh man i wished bill gates had never saved your ass in the 90s

f**k off apple u damn suck..

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:09 7

38. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

This only shows how afraid apple is... They can't compete fair so they need to ban every gadget better than their beloved iphones and ipads... the table is turning, apple... beware and get your ass ready to be kicked...hahaha

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:09 6

39. ankrul2004 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Does anyone know if Apple invented slide 2 unlock or is there prior art?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:29 6

49. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Ask this question in another country....like Korea or China. DO NOT ask this in the US...especially in California....

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:13 6

42. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

Apple, Apple, Apple. It's not gonna help you. with your iphone 5. it's not your sunlight any more it's MS's and google's now.
your killing the economy, Consumers's choices. in time the US govt will shut you down.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:19 11

45. Savage (unregistered)

Hahahahahah, Wow! One victory in US and Apple's already thinking it owns the world. Anyways, I'm done Cupertino. Good-f**king-bye. You and your cult can stay behind and worship iPhones in dark rooms. Meanwhile, the rest of the world, you know what we'll do. We don't need your iPhones anymore. I am apparently disgusted by my own iPhone. And these lawsuits are an indication that your precious POS iPhone 5 is no where near a match to these big boys you are tryna ban. Good luck. Control USA all you like. But don't even think of spreading overseas. We don't want your virus to spread nor we want your dumbed down phones.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:36 5

51. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Its sad....once upon a time I liked Apple....this was long before the iPhone. The more the years went by.....the more I was getting turned off by what they did, how the conducted business.

iPhone tied to one carrier. Yes I wanted one in 2008-2009. Droid 1 changed my mind.
One style of iPhone. I also wanted the Droid 1 for the keyboard.
Mac desktop OS tied to a specific PC.
High prices for basically the same thing.
Now...the lawsuits. I didnt know about the lawsuits back then....but I see them now.

I liked that movie Pirates of Silicon Valley and rooted for Apple back then. Now....not so much. Its funny....Gates,MS and Apple have flip flopped as far as the evil empire..lol

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:42 5

53. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Cant forget them brain washing folks into thinking they invented the world...and the Antenna Gate brain wash. Antenna Gate really drove me to disliking them even more. I might even hate em now.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:42 6

54. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

well MS lost the evil empire title. they are a much kinder company. at least the let the OEM continue making devices as normal. unlike the suing machine apple

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 14:01 1

132. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Yea, Gates isnt even involved anymore. He's doing his charity and philantrophy stuff now and is letting Ballmer run Microsoft into the ground. He doesnt care, he has his billions.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 21:07

140. jroc74 (Posts: 6006; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Yea....there was a poll about the most admired CEO at one site. I woulda voted for Gates if he was still involved with MS.

Of course....Jobs got the most votes. I voted for Jobs too.....the picking were slim on the poll...lol.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:53 6

59. luxzy801 (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)

After this, Apple is going to go for the ATIV S for infinging on the button in the bottom center of the device. Then they will try to sue Microsoft because the order of their tiles might reflect the order of the icons on the iPhone and people might mistake WP8 Phones for the iPhone. Then they will sue HTC for stealing the concept of a 3.5" LCD and a 4" LCD on a smartphone and they will sue motorola for not making the ROKR good enough to put iTunes on. Then they will go on and say they want to ban each and every single smartphone that came out after they started working on making the first iPhone because they all infringe on some sort of patent that, most likely, Apple stole in the first place.
I think S2U is the only patent that is valid, but everyone (and I mean everyone) has figured out a way to get S2U without having it infringe on the patent.
Hey Apple, here is a tip:
Instead of wasting money trying to eliminate the competition, how about you take that money and find a new design team so the new iPhone wont look exactly like the one I already have.
Every iPhone user in the world

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 11:56

120. Kim_geekgurl (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

So true. i'm an Iphone4 user.i think i'm gonna cry.leave samsung alone apple u mean boy!!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 21:45 1

141. joey_sfb (Posts: 5758; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

No they wouldn't. At least not until ATIV S has a market share that will threaten them.

My guess would be M$ and Apple the two tyrants have some form of alliance.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:15 5

61. redmd (Posts: 1269; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Apple can only try to eliminate the competition, its the best they can do. More and more people are starting to get bored of Apple iPhone, its been the same ever since. Android and WP are sooo looking good right now.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:22 6

62. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Are you freaking kidding me? The S III and the Galaxy Note are not even close to violating their precious patents. The S III and the Note have different layouts, upgraded software (that actually works around some of the patents) and bigger screens...the Note's screen is nearly 2 inches larger than the iPhone, for f***'s sake. How many times can you whine and moan about other companies "stealing" from you when they are actually making changes to their devices and trying something new for a change?

Apple can not continue to monopolize and bully the competition like this. Patents or no patents, they are nothing but power-hungry monsters who can not stand seeing other devices succeed. They NEED to be taught a lesson in humility and given a reality check; they don't rule the world...and they never will.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:35 6

66. ddeath (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Apple is seriously having a problem. Suing companies which poses a serious threat to them. Maybe after seeing what Samsung, HTC and Sony offers in their new phones and looking at their new and 'longer' iPhone 4+1 row, they realized they are way behind? The court should throw out and ban all their software patents like what New Zealand does. Apple, the US courts and their patent office (word complete? universal search? what the hell?) is the biggest joke of the century. US of A should just sell iPhones in the stores and nothing else. Sick to the stomach.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:40 7

72. Azure01 (Posts: 127; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I seriously pray that in my time, something will somehow cause apple to go bankrupt. This mac is seriously my last apple related purchase, I hope they burn in hell. Seriously how the hell can they sue for slide to unlock, universal search, and word completion?! Can someone please sue apple?! Please? They're making this country look..worse.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 13:04 3

129. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

Mass boycott and word of mouth does wonders.

Also, a natural disaster causing apple's HQ to be utterly destroyed (with NO INJURIES OR DEATHS) along with their servers would hurt them effectiveness and productivity-wise, leaving just the people and factories intact, as well as the offshore bank accounts

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:32 5

74. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

f**k apple u r nothing but a piece of s**t !!! That's how u do business ? Hahaha shame on u and f**k u !!!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:39 6

75. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

Fu*k....apple ..you are nothing but a piece of Sh*t.. that's how u do business ? You call Samsung a cheater ? Face the truth you are a big fail .. and you devices are shi*ty

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:48 10

76. jael206 (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

i hate apple.. now im eating bananas!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:29 7

79. kombinatonz (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

This is Apples final moment to hold its ground. Why do you think Apple is doing this, because they feel they are slowly loosing market share in US. They already lost market share in world. There is a deeper meaning behind all this. I realize Apple is trying to survive. I'm enjoying these desparte moments of Apple :)

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:51 6

80. GoBears (Posts: 449; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Funny part is that they STOLE their universal search from the jailbreak devs back in the iphone 1 days when it had nothing but a good web browser. They should be ashamed of themselves.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:55 5

81. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

Apple angry because after they win last time SGS3 sales going up.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 05:53 2

83. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

since IOS is loosing market share then apple's screwed. Then it's only Wp and Android that dominate then. I shall have it like this. since wp is also getting more market share and is taking some of IOS's as well. But at release I have no doubt that Wp8 will quickly eat into IOS's market Share especially in the enterprise sector. And android is for consumers 1st and wp8 2nd.

Nokia Lumia Preivew and Samsung Ativ S vs Samsung galaxy Note ll and Nexus vs Iphone 5.- now this is competition. But I think there will be less iphones sold than it's previous models

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:06 3

84. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

why is such this big company wanted to sue everyone? they wanted to claim the tech innovation on their own..

i like apple(its different from being obsessed) but i just wish apple will stop...

innovation should be free and available to everyone! so that innovation can move forward!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:02 3

90. jrandolf (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

because their sale is going down in the market . and samsung is releasing a new model or unit every quarter. so incase you buy an apple product, you will choose the new model or unit of samsung . and its new. apple product is month old or almost a year old .

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:21 2

85. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Stop suing apple.......if not your iphone 5 will get sued.....

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 07:08 5

86. thewhitesoul (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Hey Apple why wasting the paper with that list.....?
you should sue...

"Every touch phone made by Samsung after WE introduced the EVOLUTIONARY IPHONE"


Your HELL Wisher.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 07:46 6

87. Aeires (unregistered)

There's two things that usually screw up innovative companies, handing over control to the accountants, or handing control over to the attorneys. One cuts funding for research and the other slaughters your reputation. Looking at how little Apple has innovated this past year and how frivolous the lawsuits have been, it looks like they've made both mistakes. If they don't do a complete 180°, we could be looking at the beginning of the end for Apple. When public opinion drops, profits soon follow. Their $600+ billion is mostly stock value, wait and see how fast that tanks when people protest your new products because they've tired of the childish lawsuits.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:00 6

89. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Who said Apple isn't innovating? They are not just good at lifting, stealing and packaging with their own logo but are also good at "innovating" on how not to allow others to do the same thing. They are innovating on how to scr3w compeition. Samsung has already learnt quickly so declared that they will SUE (or should i say scr3w) Apple if their next phone has LTE.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:03 4

91. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Oh this outrage is a clear, loud echo of natural laws..the higher they fly, harder they fall.
Karma will catch you, Apple..even you. And this time it'll be the one for the whole world to watch.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:25 2

92. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, now this is a stretch.....

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:26 3

93. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Ah well, if the courts side with APPLE - and, they will, at least in the states, then an update will take care of this:
The patents that Apple is claiming that Samsung infringed upon include the '647 (Data detector), '721 (Slide to unlock), '172 (Word completion) and '604 (Universal search).

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:35 5

110. JC557 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Sadly a lot of that has already been done long before Apple's icrap-form-over-function products.

Credits belong to:

Neonode, Nokia, Motorola, Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Corel, Palm, HP, IBM, Cisco, Xerox along with their subsidiaries and startups purchased by said companies. There are more but you get the idea.

Apple did contribute but not as much as the others, also Apple can f**k off.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:39 5

113. JC557 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Didn't mean to omit LG as I thought I did put them down.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:42 5

97. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

JEEZES APPLE PLEASE STOP WITH THIS B.S. getting sick and tired of your little whining a$$. GSIII or the NOTE doesn't look a DAMN THING LIKE YOUR CRAPPY IPHONE. Getting sick and tired of articles like this B.S.

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