Apple applies for patent on removable touchscreen laptop displays or: How long until we see an iPadBook Air?
1. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
i don't know what to say about apple anymore. i no longer see apple as an american company but more a reflection of a copycat. a thief deserves its reward
3. joey_sfb (Posts: 5809; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I see apple like the band of forty thieves.
Into a pile of treasure worth 140 billions
15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
but now i realise it IS an American Company for Damn sure
27. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
Copycat of what?
They have put their own mark in the computer history,Machindosh,MacBook Air,Ipad and IPhone, iPod,the first retina display...etc.
For example when they released the iPhone who did they copy?
38. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Jobs copied the Xerox Parc when he launched the Macintosh. It wouldn't have ever existed without that thievery
41. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Hmmm I dont know they couldn't have copied palm
36. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 52; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
iPhone brand name.
(Apple pay later for it)
iPad brand name.
(Pay after for it too)
Android notification style.
iPhone design from Sony.
Tablet style from old movies.
(And have courage to patent a square with touchscreen?)
"Icons on screen" (Apple is so pathetic!) when we can see it since olds Nokia, Motorola etc
47. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Oh my God, can you guys all just stop? This line of argument is absolutely absurd! Sure, Apple copied what came before. The iPhone was the combination of various smartphones, plus the PDAs of the day like the Dell Axim. That's the way this s**t works.
Everyone builds upon the work that came before. That's called innovation. Apple combined the limited smartphone experience with the limited PDA experience into something new. Facebook took the eons old experience of making and maintaining friends and digitized it. Google has taken the traditional way of organizing information and mixed in intentions, and social collaboration.
Every damn thing in the world is built on something else that came before. That's not called copying or stealing. It's called Life. You are built on the lessons your parents learned and taught. Products are built on the ideas and products that came before.
Stop all the damn hate. You're arguing over nothing at all.
49. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Thank you, someone who doesn't blatantly hate Apple. Sick of these people not giving a second thought, just HATE, and more HATE. People forget Apple pushed forward some of the biggest technology revolutions in the world.
56. willard12 (Posts: 1706; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Does everyone sue over things they copied...like slide
to unlock? Does every company publicly degrade another company's innovation and then patent similar technology later? I thought combining a tablet and a laptop was like combining a refrigerator and an oven, according to Apple. "One device that does neither well.". Now, there is a patent for something similar. Does everyone do this?
65. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
are you the real michael. if you are it would be wise to have a neutral stance in the matter.
in the meantime this is a big deal. despite being correct in some things. when a company begins patenting the ideas of other that were once free to be used. the patent complicates and eventually stops the innovation from evolving.
so again its not a small thing. apple patenting the ideas that were shared by industry is wrong
67. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
So Apple is taking advantage of a broken patent system. Plenty of companies do, because that's the way the broken system works.
If all the haters took one day off of bitching about Apple, and spent that day contacting their government reps, and spreading the word that the patent system is broken, Congress would fall over themselves to do something (just like they did with SOPA).
39. Doakie (Posts: 2064; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Next thing you know they'll copyright the name Apple iPad Transformer or the iPad Transformer Prime Infinity. Those names sound original.
21. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I would look at this patent application as Apple trying (they haven't got a patent just yet) to stake out a position in the tablet-as-PC (aka MS Surface Pro) space. MS has the Surface, ASUS has the Transformer, and Apple has this. The benefit of the Apple approach is that the heavy lifting is done by the keyboard part, with the display part having a battery and wireless transceiver. Weight should be at least half that of a similar-sized Surface.
Apple is keeping its options open in case MS gets traction with the Surface Pro.
24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Price would be double of any WP8 tablet/computer.
29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Depends on how it is deployed. If there was a multi-host version (Citrix WinFrame analog), the cost per screen could be cut pretty low, since only one base station is supporting multiple screens.
2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
"YOU CAN CONVERGE A FRIDGE AND TOASTER, BUT IT WONT MAKE SENSE"- Tim Cook.
And now they are going for it. LMAO
4. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I know there are already companies that have touchscreen laptops with detachable screens. HP comes to mind if I remember the commercial correctly. Here we go with another Apple patent on something someone else has actually brought to market already......smh
40. Doakie (Posts: 2064; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I'm pretty sure that Asus did it first with the Transformer... At least give credit where credit is due.
44. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Doakie, I wasn't trying to deprive anyone of any credit dude. The HP commerical was just the one that came to mind at the time that I typed my comment. Sheesh........
5. dorianb (Posts: 599; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Wait I swore Asus had been doing this for AWHILE with the Eee Pad, Transformer Pad, & VivoTab RT.
What's the difference?
6. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
While Asus doing this for a while their devices weren't a hit. But when this Cupertino based company releases something, those !sheeps will buy anything with a fruit logo on it.
7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
The difference is that this patent isn't for a tablet that detaches from a keyboard. The patent is for a laptop where the guts are still in the keyboard, but the screen is detachable and can essentially use the computer remotely over a wireless connection.
Basically, this patent is for a device that would be silly to build.
43. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I wonder who thumbed you're positive comment©
Yet again really nice article Micheal H™
45. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
What about asus Aio it can dualboot both android and windows while attached or asus taichi ?