Call or text? Apple patent wants to help you decide
0. phoneArena 03 May 2013, 19:15 posted on
First things first: just because you see the words "Apple" and "patent" in the title shouldn't trigger blind rage. Apple works within the terrible, broken system created by the USPTO (read: don't hate the player, hate the game). Now, on to the real story... Most people say that you shouldn't sweat the small stuff, but Apple takes pride in finding a relatively small annoyance and finding a way to ease it. The newest issue the company wants to take on is that small annoyance where you're not too sure if you should call or text a friend...
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1. Droiddoes (unregistered)
"First things first: just because you see the words "Apple" and "patent" in the title shouldn't trigger blind rage"
Yes, michael, it should.
"Apple works within the terrible, broken system created by the USPTO (read: don't hate the player, hate the game). "
What?! Hate both. Just because someone abuses the sh*t out of a broken system does not make them innocent. But of course you would defend them.
"The newest issue the company wants to take on is that small annoyance where you're not too sure if you should call or text a friend."
This...is really a problem people face? My god.
"Apple's vision seems to rely too much on users to put in all of the information of where they are and when and what to do"
Yeah, apple does like to spy and know everything right down to the color of your morning poo.
23. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
And here's the blind rage. Everything you just said applies to Google and most other tech companies (especially that last line lol).
24. Droiddoes (unregistered)
That sounded like rage to you? Wow, grow a spine.
26. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
No it shouldn't. Its ridiculous to get pissed off blindly. There's nothing wrong with this patent at all, and I'm sure you know that.
"apple does like to spy and know everything"
- Don't be a hypocrite
3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7040; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
jeeze now their patenting bout texting? doesn't that already exist? getting sick and tired of APPLE bogus patents. there was another one NOT too long ago. enough already
4. BREvenson (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 May 2012)
"...where you're not too sure if you should call or text a friend"
First world problems, if you ask me.
If it's a short, to-the-point piece of info you want to tell them, text. If it's going to take a minute or two (or if it's personal and/or requires voice contact), call. Simple as that.
5. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I think you're giving iDrones FAR too much credit
21. BREvenson (Posts: 238; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Perhaps, but it's not just iPhone users that fall into this category. Any smartphone user could be unsure how to effectively communicate with others.
I just feel it shouldn't have to take extra features/apps to help people use their phone for its most basic functions. Too much technological assistance these days...
6. FlushGordon (unregistered)
I'm willing to bet my house that there will be at least several to many iOs7 features that will be borrowed from Android.
16. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 214; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Only the ones Android forgot to patent or thought were so trivial that they thought it wasn't worth patenting.
25. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Nah, he's just constantly drunk off of apple juice. He should seek help for that XD
8. lyndon420 (Posts: 2988; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Fairly certain you can do all this with an Android app or through a combination of them.
9. tedkord (Posts: 7402; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I'm sick of this don't blame the player garbage. So I shouldn't blame the men who abuse women in countries where its legal? They're only operating within the system.
My father once told me that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. But my father is a better man than Steve Jobs ever was.
13. quakan (Posts: 1285; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
You don't know what kind of man Steve Jobs was. You only know what you've seen and heard through the media.
22. alouden (Posts: 337; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Perhaps not. But to borrow a quote: "attitude reflects leadership." We do know what kind of leader he was. So tedkord's comments are valid.
27. tedkord (Posts: 7402; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I know he was a man who denied his daughter for years and did not take care of her. I also know he berated and abused underlings. Thats all I need to know to know my father is a much better man.
10. Fuego84 (Posts: 317; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Really Microphone data, well while your at it why don't you go ahead and take some camera, video, data also to try and see what I'm doing too.
11. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
So by that logic. We shouldn't be mad at dirty cops. Crooked politicians. And the greedy bankers who almost bankrupted the world in 2008? Ya know. Because its the systems fault they can do it. What ever happened to personal integrity?
12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2704; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Hasn't been widespread since the 50s. Now you really gotta look for it.
29. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
In regards to banking, since 1912 with the inception if the Federal Reserve, the system has been faulty and crooked, by design.
14. thequota (Posts: 40; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
ahh iphone always slightly hinting that their phone users are too dumb to make decisions or figure out things on their own. its like the whole phone is just one giant slap in the face...if you cant figure out if you want/need to text or call someone then you my friend have bigger problems.
15. Topcat488 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Yeah... You Silly Apple. Stop "2why-n" to pull a "wabbit", out of a hat.
18. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
great a ijunk saying im a dumb c**t f u apple
20. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Is this applied for or granted?
You know what, never mind. We're first-to-file now anyhow. Hooray for throwing crap at the wall just to see what sticks.
28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I can do this already with a Moto Droid RAZR.....next