Apple whips out a Nokia Lumia and Xperia arc at court and says "Not every phone needs to look like an iPhone!"
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 22, 2012, 4:04 AM
Nokia N9. The Finns mentioned that they didn't really have time to think about other groundbreaking chassis types for their first Windows Phone batche, so they used what was exclusive in the design studio at the moment, and in advanced stage of production, like the signature policarbonate unibody in flashy colors.The Lumia line design is in turn directly borrowed from the work on the MeeGo-powered
For its next Windows Phone devices Nokia said it is venturing into other memorable design paradigms, so we can't wait to see what September 5 brings, because, frankly, once you've hit the multicore chipsets and HD screens stage, design is pretty much your chief means of differentiation in the tangible realm.
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How the hell does the Arc resemble an iPhone?
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 4:07 AM 3
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you're the most stupid person i know.
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 4:23 AM 33
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I read the whole article damn it. :) The idea didn't register in my head. I just figured out (after reading your very nice comments) that he was saying the Arc and the Lumia are examples of phones that DOESN'T look like iPhones. I thought he whipped out the two phones because they are examples of phones that look like an iPhone. Etc, etc. Why am I explaining? Sorry for acquiring hate (in the form of thumb downs). :p
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 7:43 AM 1
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shame on u apple... bringing sony to this mess again..
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 4:08 AM 10
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Hmmm. If Apple is having to explain how MS and Sony phones are not copy-cats, things must not be perceived to be going too well inside the Apple legal team. There is a saying in U.S. politics - if you have to explain your position, you are losing the debate....
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 6:50 AM 4
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Well excuse me for a moment Apple but both the nokia lumia,and Sony arc come in black colours,both are rectangular in shape,both have a touchscreen central in the front of the device,both have a speaker above the screen and both have a central home button below the screen either in capacity or button format. Both devices also use a variant of 'slide to unlock' to unlock the screen also. The sony arc also uses a touchscreen icon grid system in the app drawer like samsung,a grid menu system being used in phones from nokia etc for years before apple in candy bar button phones. Aren't these features essentially the whole list of things Apple has been crying about Samsung about?!
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 4:17 AM 23
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All cars have a bumper, wheels, engine, seats and a roof. But you can tell when Kia makes something really similar looking to Toyota. Posted from my Sony Xperia Arc. I can even attach a picture if you want to realize that not only Apple fan-boys don't like Samsung.
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 5:50 AM 6
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i think his point was, that if you watch apple's "evidence", its all about how you "feel" about the design. They stressed their "curved rectangle", centered screen, and large home button during the trial like they invented it. Apple never went into detail, Samsung did. Detail kills their case. Apple's case was presented in kindergarten descriptions.
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 6:48 AM 6
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Exactly. Notice how Apple only pulls out phones that are not a threat to them. Imagine if the Nokia or the Sony were selling like Samsung is right now, then they DEFINITELY would not have shown those 2 models. Apple is full of absolute BS. remixfa you are so right about the kindergarten presentation. lol
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 7:05 AM 6
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Good idea for a metaphor, except Toyota "copies" Kia nowadays. Hyundai too. Hyundai and Kia have both set the design bar, and other manufacturers are trying to match it. Seemingly only Ford and Mazda have matched or surpassed that bar
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 8:01 AM 1
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I believe you are missing the point... yes the Sony Xperia Arc and Nokia Lumia 900 share those traits with the iPhone 3GS BUT they look nothing like the iPhone whereas the SGS2 does. That's not to say that people would confuse the SGS2 for the iPhone when they are about the make the purchase. Whether this means that Apple should win I'll leave up to the jury in the court of law but to the common man/woman on the street the resemblance that the GS2 bears to the 3GS is undeniable.
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 7:11 AM 5
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In regards to the speakers above the screen I believe all phones have that one since it's the perfect place to place your ears to receive calls. . . And no sony's app drawer isn't the same as what samsung uses, sony's app drawer is almost bland while sumsung's part is more elaborate. . . I believe that so called apple star witness is implying that if you glance at both of those phones you wont mistake it for an iPhone. Oh well this is still ridiculous in many ways anyway. . .
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 7:21 AM 1
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