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Apple applies for patent on removable touchscreen laptop displays or: How long until we see an iPadBook Air?

0. phoneArena 05 Apr 2013, 11:22 posted on

Basically, there are two different ways that Apple works. Apple will either take a device market that has fallen into the doldrums, and inject it with hype and excitement (see: MP3 players, smartphones, tablets), or Apple will look at how other companies are succeeding and do something similar, but with the extra Apple "magic" (read: marketing). Yesterday, Apple applied for a patent for a removable touchscreen laptop that we don't really expect to become a device, but it does point towards an important question: How long until we see an iPadBook Air?...

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posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:27 40

1. belovedson (Posts: 1045; 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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:38 16

3. joey_sfb (Posts: 6465; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I see apple like the band of forty thieves.

"Open Sesame"!!

Into a pile of treasure worth 140 billions

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:13 6

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


but now i realise it IS an American Company for Damn sure

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:45 2

20. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Copycat of what?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:57

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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:02 15

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Please tell me this was a joke...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:03 5

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Price would be double of any WP8 tablet/computer.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:45 2

27. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


No really...
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?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:35

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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:34 6

36. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 58; 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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:07 5

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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:08 1

39. Doakie (Posts: 2209; 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:25 7

41. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Hmmm I dont know they couldn't have copied palm

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 03:34

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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 22:56

46. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


+1000

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 00:22 7

47. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; 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.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:12

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


*Insert applause here*

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:49 1

56. willard12 (unregistered)


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?

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 02:20

65. belovedson (Posts: 1045; 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

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 11:10

67. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; 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).

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:31 14

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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:39 12

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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:12 4

40. Doakie (Posts: 2209; 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 18:46

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........

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:58

10. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The difference is that those devices (I own first one listed) are Android tablets (mobile OS devices) with optional keyboard/trackpad docks. Apple would be creating desktop OS devices with touch screens that undock from a keyboard.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:43 13

5. dorianb (Posts: 612; 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?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:47 9

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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:48 16

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; 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.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:48 12

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


Great Artists STEAL ... that's the difference :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:21 5

17. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Thanks for the clarification

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