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Apple won its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 European ban based on a design sketch filed in 2004

0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2011, 14:06 posted on

Apple is using a broken EU Community Design system, basing its motion on a sketch filed in 2004, six years before Apple's first tablet saw the light of day. As per German law, the court has to grant the injunction if the design has been granted and paid for...

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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 16:27 7

49. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No it doesn't look exactly like the iPad.

It has a completely different aspect ratio than the iPad 2.

It's made from different materials than the iPad 2.

It doesn't have a home button on the bottom.

It has a thinner border around the screen.

And seriously, what colors do you expect Samsung to put their tablet out in? Pink and Lime Green?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:00 2

62. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


neon purple, u didnt know its the new black

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:37

71. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


lol shut up bro, you're wrong. deal with it (: have a good day

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:42 4

72. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Thank you for your totally useless and baseless contribution to this discussion.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:02 1

77. Jeffro (unregistered)


Get over yourself Sniggly. You s**t all over taco for being an Apple fanboy yet you pretend to be johnny law on this website yet nobody likes you. Your just an Android fanboy doing the same s**t as taco. Your no better than him, so just get the hell over yourself. Your opinions are as useless as mine and everyone elses. Your not special, and your not as intelligent as you think you are. Good day sir.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:23 1

83. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol u mad bro?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 20:07

86. snaggly (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


You are wrong Sniggly and you do run around PA presenting yourself as this really intelligent person when you're in fact very biased. You can't even admit the Galaxy tab looks like an iPad. Why would they sell it in black and white which are Apple traditional colors. Why did they redesign their tablet after the iPad 2 came out to look MORE like an iPad?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 21:57 4

90. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh yeah? I'm wrong, eh? Can't I be intelligent and biased?

That said:

On a very basic level, the Galaxy Tab and the iPad 2 look alike. However, if I were to pick any two tablets that are hard to tell apart at first glance, it'd be the Galaxy Tab and the Xoom. They share the same aspect ratio, they don't have a home button, and they're both matte black.

"traditional apple colors"

Phones have been selling in black and white and gray ever since ever. Apart from exotic colors, which generally have niche appeal, you don't see much variance there at all.

And there's nothing wrong with a company redesigning their product so it's competitive with the other products in its class. They didn't out and out copy the iPad; they made it similar in weight and thickness, because they recognized that putting out a brick wouldn't do them any good. And they ended up doing a better job than Apple anyway. The device still has its unique characteristics; I mean, hardware wise all Apple ever did to the tablet design was make that thinner and lighter too.

So here's my advice to you, snaggly: if you're going to troll by making fun of me, then troll by making fun of me. You make more positive contributions that way.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 22:27 2

93. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


poor taco cant keep making fake accounts so someone agrees with him.. lol

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 23:09

97. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Btw, I'm not in the habit of accusing profiles, even obvious fakes like this one, of being other people who are on a site already, but is this you, Taco? Because if so, I get under your skin a lot more than I thought.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:40 2

139. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol sniggly admits he likes apple products but he does not like apple the company you fool...if you really think that this community design bull is all thats needed to sue then you and others along with the whole patent system needs to wake up...to people who say the tab looks EXACTLY like the ipad 2 lol the are not even the SAME SIZE...do you lot even know what EXACTLY even means.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:23

180. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Thats what im saying f**k the apple company.. they make a damn good music player and phone haha but yea f**k steve jobs.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 22:27 4

92. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if you can sit there with a live ipad and galaxy10.1 infront of you and somehow get confused, your a bigger iDiot than Taco. One looks like a supersized ipod with a nearly 4/3 aspect ratio... and does nothing different... and the other has widgets, animations, the ability to orientate in any direction, no big round button on it, a widescreen ratio, and a dozen other things..

yep.. totally confusing to the customer... im sure lots of customers will look at both and go "how can i get my ipod that big"... and none of them will mistake either tablet for the other.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:43

140. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i guess apple agree there customers are dumb then if they think they will get confused with 2 products that are different shape and have different os lol the name apple and samsung sound so a like, why wouldnt people get confused.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:01 3

76. box (unregistered)


Keep in mind that there were tablet/slate style devices years before apple even attempted to step into the mobile phone industry. If anything, apple should be banned and the only things that could be sold are 10-year old tablet PCs or the evolutions thereof by the original OEMs

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 00:32 3

100. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I actually agree with you.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 00:52 2

102. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Another faker, eh? Clever, putting an "i" instead of an "L" there.

Too bad I've seen that trick before, and I always remember what I post.

But go ahead, have your fun.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 01:09 1

104. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Wow, you're cool

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 01:10 1

105. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Thanks, I'm aware.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 01:22 4

106. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Uh huh. Payback? Lol, friend, this is about the most pathetic payback ever. All you're doing is legitimizing my existence here by showing how much I've pissed you off.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 15:43 1

162. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. wow, taco has really flipped his lid, hasnt he?

Taco, you sir are pathetic.. really really pathetic.. lol

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 01:54

108. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Now i'm confused here, who's who ???
Who's the real sniggly here ???
I suppose it's sniggly with the new picture, that's the real one here. Now who's the fake one... Taco ?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 01:56

109. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm the original Sniggly. You can tell by looking at the URL on the profile page.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 02:14 2

110. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


This is kinda funny, really. Lol. Who in the world is wasting their time pretending to be you? Obviously someone with no life.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 04:04 2

116. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I bet the fake Sniggly is SJ himself.. he patented your profile, Sniggly, by sketching your picture on a 100$ bill he uses for toilet paper. You're screwed man! :P

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:37 1

182. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


hahahaha you got to the top snig!

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:46 3

142. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


some people really must be sad and i mean SAD if they would pretend to be someone else to talk good about apple....get a f***ing life

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 02:19 2

111. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


Just ignore him. All he wants is attention. He'll get bored and stop in a few days.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 04:27

117. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Okay. thought so.
Have you seen my email yet, sent it to you about 10 hrs ago now.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:51 2

128. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And, the real snigly doesnt sound like a moron in his every single post...

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