Apple files for Face and Presence Detection patent.

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  1. pc747

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    What are facts. What ever it is we dont need those. Now to rally the troop :icon_ devil:. Apple is just trying to take our droids away.
     
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    I have no qualms with them patenting the architecture. Let's just hope this isn't used to patent a rather "obvious" idea, especially without a working prototype.
     
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    CRAPPLE....Nuff Said
     
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    Agreed. We all know the patent system is flawed. It needs a major overhaul.
     
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    I see you're new to the board. So I will just say here, please don't post like this. It is antagonistic and will cause problems with threads.
     
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    He's been a member since 2009 :D but yeah I agree, we'd like to avoid pandemonium. :happy2:
     
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    18 posts since 2009? Impressive. :D
     
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    As many others have stated before me, THIS is why I will never own or buy an Apple product again. Its apparent that Apple is basically going for a monopoly. They want to be in control of all mobile devices. For them to think that they actually INVENTED everything about a phone/tablet, has GOT to be the DUMBEST thing I have EVER heard a company try to say. Sure, there are many things they were first in, but of these patents they throw around, very few of them are actually theirs. They just look at Android, see a feature they have, and if its not patented, file for the patent, and they try to sue Android because now APPLE has the "patent".

    Microsoft did a similar thing, but has since learned its lesson, doesnt go around suing ever company on the planet, and STILL maintains the majority of the computer OS market.

    And as mentioned earlier, I just noticed that iOS 5 now has a pulldown notification bar. Oh, gee, look what THAT looks like!....ANDROID! But there is no patent for it, from either Android or Apple, so if Apple is as bad a company as they are, they will file for the patent for the pulldown, and they make another lawsuit against Android because of it. That IS their history afterall.

    I dont usually rant/rave like this about ANYTHING, but I see where all this is going, and its going to be glorious when I see Apple get kicked in the balls for trying to dominate the mobile world like they are. Sorry guys, just my 2 cents...
     
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    Karma needs to swoop in and give Apple a swift kick to the groin...Does Apple make a good product? Yes. So let the product speak for ITSELF. No need to resort to litigation on everything. The patent system is clearly flawed. When are they going to finally realize this and revoke all these bogus patents and deny the ridiculous patent requests?
     
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    OK, please tell me all of you actually read that this patent was entered in 2010, before ICS had even previewed Facial Recognition. Please.
     
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    It's not a mobile feature but Alienware computers have had face-recognition security for a while now; I'm pretty sure it's more than a couple years old but I'm not sure. I don't have to even log onto Windows with my M17X which I got in December of 2010. All I have to do is show it my face and it recognizes me and logs me into Windows. I can even have it set up so that when I step away from the computer it automatically locks Windows until it sees my face again whereupon it automatically unlocks.

    Granted, that's on a laptop, not a phone/tablet but I'd think Apple would have a difficult time patenting the idea if Alienware (or from whoever Alienware licensed the code) patented it already. :confused:
     
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    My 5 year old asus laptop has facial recognition...

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
     
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