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Apple's European filing against Samsung mentions similar complaint filed against the Motorola Xoom

0. phoneArena 10 Aug 2011, 14:12 posted on

Not to be satisfied until all Android tablets are barred from every store on Earth, Apple has seemingly also filed a complaint in Germany against the Motorola Xoom although the details of the complaint are not readily apparent...

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 14:47 16

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


APPLE hates competition....

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:24 3

43. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


...that copies their design and products which is copyright and patent infringement.

Hey, I finished your sentence for you.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:58 1

51. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Look up the Modbook Pro and the HP Compaq TC1100. Who is copying who?

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 02:03 3

152. Miz_likes_p_nis (unregistered)


Do you see tv manufacturers suing each other because they both make a tvs in a rectangular shape, or the fact they use plasma, lcd or even led's. How about the fact that they have buttons. Reason I bring this up is one of the complaints the xoom has is that the "buttons are similar" WHAT. Are you talking about the volume buttons. Are you kidding. The shape, come on... The touch screen... You're really trying to tell me that Apple is trying to patent the whole idea of a tablet. Thing about it, whats needed to design a tablet. If you're going to say that the xoom is copying the ipad you'll have to admit that if Apple EVER puts a microUSB or micro HDMI port that they are copying motorola. But we all know that will never happen because Apple wants you to buy some proprietary little dongle so they can jack your wallet some more. The more tablets the more competition, the more competition the better the prices, the better the prices the happier the customers are. If you prefer apple go for it, but claiming that apple is almighty and everyone copied from it is just plain stupid. Now go take your pretty little toy, hop in your Prius and go f*ck your iSelf.

Rant over...

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 14:58 12

2. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Why wouldn't they. They have an inferior product which while shiny and strong, has old technology, limits users to their line of Apps, and overcharges for this right.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:00 7

3. fb_dragon76 (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


I'm so sick of that worm infested apple!! How can a company learn without healthy competition? Competition is Good, helps you grow.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:07 4

4. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Just cause you make s**t that isnt as good as competition doesnt mean u have to sue. If Apple wants to make more money they would make two iphones one with iOS and one with Android

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:13 1

6. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Then they would be admitting that their OS is not the best, they aren't the Gods they think they are.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:13 3

5. appleshouldSTOP (unregistered)


wow in the long run wouldn't this really hurt apples image? But than again there are idiots out there who are willing to wait month outside the apple store to get the new iphone without knowing what the phone looks like nor the specs so...

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:14 7

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


Oh no you don't, Apple. Don't you dare be f**king with my boy Motorola. You're already asking for enough trouble going after the Galaxy Squad.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:29 4

44. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


And you'll do what? Absolutely nothing. I love how Sniffles tries and talk big and mighty in comments when in actuality, he's powerless to do anything other than sit back and watch Apple dominate because that's how the roll.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 05:17

157. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


The way you talk actually suit you the name 'The Miz'
Just like he says 'I'm the Miz and I'm awesome' :P

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:18 3

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


The design of the Xoom??? really?? LMAO!!

I HAVE to see what the complaint is about the Xoom...

I think that will settle it....Apple is a bunch of crybabies. The Xoom....man oh man....

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:25 2

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


I see what the problem is....Apple patented black bezel, borders around tablets.

Dammit Motorola....make your tablets more colorful next time!!! And use a different size border!!!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:20 10

9. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I just read yet another lawsuit Apple is bringing.
They have filed a lawsuit against Alexander Graham Bell.....claiming his telephone has copied the iPhone
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Sorry guys someone had to say it.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:52 1

14. blade19 (Posts: 61; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


Now that's funny... LOL! wouldn't put it past Apple though, they might just buy up the patent for that the way things are going....

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:21

10. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I think this is the part where google need to step in

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:22 2

11. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Its confirmed, EU are Apple fanboys. Why else would this injunction pass?

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:50 1

13. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


I think Apple is wasting their time... Didnt the XOOM only sell like 5 devices in total =P

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:55 2

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


Yowza. :P However, Moto's talking about stepping up their tablet game, and if they do then Apple could be in trouble on that front.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:55 2

16. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


apple u can leave moto out of this u azzholes

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:02 5

17. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


thank god apple is not in automobiles

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:30

45. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Their cars would be 10x better than any hatchback on the road.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 09:50

165. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


They would take a 85 honda civic and put on a paintjob and rims and sell it for 50K and you sheep would all own one.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:06 1

18. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


amen to that

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:12 3

19. deluxe (unregistered)


Maybe Apple will make tvs one day and madly sue samsung, vizio, rca, and every other tv maker in the world!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:24 2

20. Heatfan316 (unregistered)


Apple will lose this one, there is no similarity what so ever between these two devices. Apple your a bunch of cowards.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:43 2

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ha ha ha terrible day for fandroids. I'll die laughing if the Xoom gets banned also. I agree with Davecann that this may be a waste of time considering no one has actually bought a xoom.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:47 3

23. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


Curious... what if... these patents are thrown out? ITC already threw out 7 of the 10 here against HTC.

What will your attitude be then... will you admit that Apple could possibly be in the wrong?

Same question goes to the Android fans if the reverse is true (at least on the 3 that seems to be the question).

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:55

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I think Apple has a legitimate case against Samsung. I don't know what the case is against the Xoom. If the case is on the design only then I don't think Motorola is copying. If he case is on the Apple patents that android OS is violating then I think Apple has a case there also.

Apple lost a case to Nokia and is paying royalties for it. I have no problem with that. If Apple is using Nokia ip they should pay.

Also the article Motorola is suing Apple on 18 patents. These trolls seem to have no problem with that.

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