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Apple receives design patents for slide-to-unlock and original Apple iPhone design

0. phoneArena 05 Feb 2013, 20:01 posted on

Apple received a pair of design patents on Tuesday, one for the slide-to-unlock bar found on the bottom of the Apple iPhone screen, with the second patent covering the rounded corners of the original Apple iPhone; Apple's top rival, Samsung, was accused of copying some of Apple's designs in last year's heavyweight legal showdown which will have a sequel next year...

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:04 6

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Xperia's lock screen used to be very similar to iOS .
Luckily they changed that in the xperia Z

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:29 2

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


Sony and Apple have cross-licensing agreement.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:05 42

2. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Oh for goodness sake... I hope they're invalidated tomorrow.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:11 43

3. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


ONLY IN AMERICA.!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:45 1

32. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


stupidity happens in America (Apple)... copycats come from South Korea (Samsung)... innovation comes from Finland (Nokia)... but still people in Finland do not want customers to be happy (Meego)

samystic

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 07:55 2

45. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


thanks Samsung fans!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:12 38

4. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Oh yeah, because it is sooo revolutionary. Only personal opinion but this circle unlock in android is better

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:15 45

5. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


well duh, everything android does is better.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:17 29

6. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


well said, +1

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:30 14

7. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Can your android be dropped once and have the screen get a chips of glass falling out or cracks? Didn't think so.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:39 12

9. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Cracked glass is art. Just luke random paint on a canvas.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:41

10. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


?????

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:13 2

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14192; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Such as?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:04 19

22. Kal-el (Posts: 93; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


seriously? why do u even have an account

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:43 2

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


yes Android is better.. updating devices.. retaining value, customer service.. I can go on...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:27 22

26. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Maps, NFC,micro SD, widgets, hdmi out, BT file transfer, facial unlock, drag and drop files, etc,etc....but I'm sure none of that is matters....until Apple starts doing it.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:30 2

28. Kal-el (Posts: 93; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


don't worry mxyzptlk made an account to play apple's advocate....i mean devil's advocate for anything positive about android

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:33 1

29. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


and THEN it will
wait for it
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REVOLUTIONARY!!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:29 3

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


Undeclared Thermo nuclear war against Apple ... didn't you see how stocks tanked and how Apple is desperately trying to copy Android now ... Apple even failed in it's so called "SJNuclear strategy" rhetoric ... lol

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 07:44 7

44. sportbiker (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


"Such as?"

Run ubuntu OS in Android a.k.a. virtualization

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 00:33 1

34. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I like the lock screen on honeycomb note than jelly bean . I like to pull the ring out of the large circle

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:38 33

8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Does it matter anymore? All the Android superphones that will be released in 2013 will be better than anything Apple releases. Even WP and BB surpassed Apple in the innovation department. Only thing that is saving Apple right now are the apps. Take that away and the iPhone is ordinary.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 06:40

39. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


no ordinary but < Symbian :)

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 09:10

47. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


They should quote this comment somewhere. It's seriously one of the realest statements I've read, but the iPhone is ordinary even with the apps. Not saying I'm against apple because I have a few ipod touches. I just use it for music on my road trips. None of the apps interest me.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:42 20

11. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I don't care if they have a design patent on it, cause it just protects the look. Their slide to unlock patent should be invalidated soon (already invalid EU wide due to the UK).

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:45 20

12. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Of course it matters. Now they can they can pursue the sales ban on the Fascinate.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:49 11

13. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This again? Geeeez!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:22 13

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple fan this is the reason why apple has no innovation of late. They are too busy pursuing kid drawing. Rubbing them down on the judges face.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:47 16

15. cripton805 (Posts: 1455; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Rounded corners as a patent... now Ive seen everything...
Im going to patent sharp corners...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:24 10

17. samystic (Posts: 230; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


I m have look at my future in patent laws to earn quick money

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