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Apple reproduces 1994 tablet to prove case against Samsung

0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2012, 03:18 posted on

It should come as no surprise that Apple has a deep pool of resources at its disposal. That was clearly evident this past Friday as the Apple v. Samsung trial was beginning to wind down...

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 15:14 2

24. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


How could apple exactly reproduce a tablet that never went on the market? I understand that it is based off pictures, but if you never had an actual copy you can't possibly know exactly what the look and feel of the tablet ar, even though you can come pretty darn close. SS using this as a defense is saying that it uses apple's "rectangle patent". You can tell that is a black rectangle with rounded edges. But to exactly reproduce it without help from the original creators, it is extremely likely that they got some of these smaller details wrong. I do not believe this reproduction is true unless the company that made this tablet says it is.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:48 2

27. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Apple is hoping the jury isnt paying attention with this latest ploy....and I sure hope Samsung's lawyers are and counter this with some of whats been said in the comments here.

Some of yall in the comment section might be fine lawyers.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 19:17 1

28. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Wait. What the f**k?! (Pardon my French.) The jury is in the deliberations phase and Apple is still out there presenting exhibits? What happened to resting their cases?

This Koh's courtroom is a travesty of justice. What ever happened to the "discovery period" restrictions?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 01:00 1

33. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I hate to compare but there is something in samsung's ripping off.
Really. Look at the first galaxy (the phone) and even now, samsung galaxy mini. Both of them look like an iphone. Inspiration? Ok, but to some extent.
Tablets? I think that samsung purposely "borrowed" many elements from apple hoping for get on the apple wave of popularity.
Apple couldn't keep their hair on any longer and that's the beginning of this stupid war.
it's not about its "squarish" or "being more rectangular or less".
It's all about design and how far the other companies are allowed to go to compete fair play.
Anyway, I have to admit that it should be solved a long time ago and those trials are like a reality show.
The sad thing is that it hurt most us, users.

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 22:32

35. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


Every company should patent the smallest little computer action/function(phones, tablets and PCs etc) to protect themselves from Apple and also sue them if they dare to copy any little gadget. DO NOT DEMO any new technology to Apple.

Take your lessons from Xerox Palo Alto Labs did, like Mitsubishi (Diamond Touch) did.
Dare to be different from them. There are many ways to do things. Patent your ideas.

Apple aint the only innovator around. They certainly did not invent 2G or 3G or 4G functionality. Go to 5G and leave them in the dust !!
Thay got away with murder as far as I am concerned. Just remember "slide to unlock", "snap back", rectangular and rounded corners is all they can do. They call this IP.
Very sophisticated stuff ain't it?

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