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Apple patents the Active Stylus for iOS

0. phoneArena 31 Dec 2012, 19:38 posted on

Ever since the introduction of the first Apple iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs made it clear that he was not a fan of the stylus and Apple has stayed away from any type of application that would require the use of one; however, the popularity of the S Pen on the Samsung GALAXY Note has even Apple changing its mind and grabbing a patent for the Active Stylus...

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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 00:34 1

66. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The S-Pen is only a Samsung name for a Wacom product.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 20:40 1

18. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


First they made a 7" tablet and now this. Jobs is rolling in his grave

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 20:52 2

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


rolling or trolling?

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:12

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Both™®©

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 20:46 10

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


This is called iNNOVATION (patenting something that they don't have in commercial use) ... and it is expected as Apple has run out of all ideas and will only do catching up and keep chasing the android shadow ... currently "shamelessly" stealing everything samsung :)

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:04 6

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


If Samsung never came out with a stylus, would Apple have?
Just seems that APPLE is always one step behind and is desperate.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:07

25. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Post #7.

Apple had a stylus device way before any android company.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:20 4

32. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


PDAs had a stylus before any cell phone!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:22

33. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Pretty much. Apple Newton had a stylus in the late 1980's. Unfortunately most fandroids here sucks when it comes to tech history.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:39 2

40. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


What was that, a Pencil?

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:44 3

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


Yup a stylus which when used on device it was meant to be used "sucked" royally as handwriting analysis failed and as usual Jobs killed what Scully brought in and now Cook reviving what Scully tried to make a big money out of and faield to do so .... read the blunders of Apple and enjoy the ride from newton to maps --

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2012/sep/24/apple-maps-problems-list

Sure fandroids suck faaaaar less than those who feel fandroids suck when it comes to tech history. BTW was that newton stylus for capactitive screens? :)

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:51

43. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Thank you broski for confirming that Apple had a stylus device since before some of you were born.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:08 3

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


So what's your point? My point is why does Apple patent it only after Sammy showed that what Jobs talked was crap and here's what spen (stylus being generic term) can do ... astylus, istylus doesn;t matter ... point is Apple is stealing big time now that they are 2 years "LAGGING" in race :)

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:20

46. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Who's beating Apple when it comes to mobile profits?

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:30 7

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


So why are you diverting from topic? A Drug peddler/Drug lord/Drug Mafia also earns lots and lots of profits on every gram sold.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:47 2

50. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


McDonalds also sells the most hamburgers. They're winning the race alright.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:59

71. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


So Android is McDonalds because theyre selling on more phones than iOS globally. Ok. I guess your analogy makes some sense...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 14:47 1

85. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Unlike Mcdonald's, Apple doesn't sell the most phones or smart phones. That means in order to have the most profit, they have to sell cheap products for high prices....a.k.a. gouging thoughtless consumers.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:33 3

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


Who are paying more for feature phone????
Ha ha ha....i feel bad for you..

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:13 5

57. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Just FYI. The stylus was born way before any Apple product ever made! Almost 20 years prior to Apple being founded.

So, unless you're around 50 years old, than even older than you... "Broski"

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:28

59. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I know right broski. Apple released their stylus way before Samsung.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 07:14 2

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


Wow you just broke a record at being retarded

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 08:51

80. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Wow have you heard of the Apple Newton? A device that had a stylus in the late 1980s/early 1990s. When did Samsung release a device with a stylus? You learn something new everyday eh?

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:09

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


A device that was not a phone and used a regular stylus instead of a smart one....

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 16:18

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


Stylus/Pen was first used Stylator a zone-based tablet in 1950's and then on RAND Tablets in 1960 ...

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_memoranda/2005/RM4122.pdf

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:41 3

62. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That was just a plain stylus, not much more like the S-pen, and the Newton was not a phone. The concept of a stylus that is more than a stylus, but a component itself was clearly copied from Samsung, coming only a year after the original Note.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 08:20

79. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Actually I think Palm was the fitst to convert their phones to a PDA like phone. Which is what a smart phone really is with a calling feature if you think about it.

If anything, Id give Palm, Motorola "aka Blackberry", OG Windows phones, credit for the reason we have these phones today.

They were true OGs and everyone else just built on top of their ideas and made it better.

Not to hate on your comment, but Samsung is not one of those until later in the game with their Windows based Omnia which was a great phone at the time.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 12:52 1

83. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


No, Samsung was in the Windows Mobile game from the start. They had the i700 and the i830, as well as a bunch of other Windows Mobile flip phones. The Omnia was not their first venture into the Windows market.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 10:34

100. cripton805 (Posts: 1456; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I was digging some more. It seems like even Kyocera was in the game long before the i700 by Samsung. Whatever phones were around 2000, those were the originals. The i700 didnt come out until 2004.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 21:23

34. joey_sfb (Posts: 6015; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Nobody mention the A word. Why use so defensive?

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