Apple Wants $2.5 Billion in Damages From Samsung, but Prefers a Ban Instead

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    Maybe Samsung should stop copying iOS...

    Come on guys, I love android as much as the next guy, but we all know darn well that there were plenty of jokes made about similarities between the two types of phones before any of this lawsuit stuff came up.
     
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    Yes aesthetically I agree in some cases. But Apple is suing for functionality that should be considered standard. Scroll bars? Lists on a touch device? Come on... Apple didn't even invent these things. They just hold the patent.

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    What part did they copy? Most of this stuff has been around since the 1980's. Icons & scroll lists were available on my Amiga in the late 1980's. Atari should sue because they line up icons in rows! Gasp! $24 for look & feel, give me a break.
     
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    and that's what I thought.

    Why don't the Judge's see it. Obviously, Apple isn't as violated as they pretend to be. If Samsung & Android wasn't selling as well as it is, then Apple wouldn't care.
     
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    I'm just curious how much money in lawyer bills Apple has to pay for...
     
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    Count me in. Crapple is no different than a politician, tho much more corrupt, hypocritical, and way deeper pockets, which makes them dangerous. Hopefully the judge overseeing all this nonsense will take a cue from that other judge that made crapple post on their own website that Samsung's whatever it is(galaxy tab?) didn't look like the ipad. Tho it is definitely important to protect said person's personal creations, this isn't What crapple is doing, they're finding loopholes and abusing these patent systems, just as they abuse the tax loopholes that they're in. Pretty gosh dam corrupt ass company, tho not very many are morally decent, crapple definitely takes the cake. Can only hope that they get shot down over and over and it costs them so much money that they just give up and go back to the drawing boards and get back to actually creating something new, ala iPhone in '06 or '07.

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    How 'bout that?
     
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    Do I hear dueling banjos? :icon_ owned:
     
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    Yep, in many cases Apple has not invented anything. However, giving credit where credit is due, they sure have a way of being at the forefront of revolution. Think about it, they may not have been the first to integrate all the internal components in to the back of a monitor and it was a smash hit. I know all the teachers at my old high school used them for teacher related tasks. Then look at the iPhone. Even dumb phones were able to use apps back in the day, but apple did it in a way that started that brought smart phones to the main stream consumer where previously the main smartphone was Blackberry and mostly only people who needed a smart phone for work related tasks actually used them. Now everyone, even the tech illiterate, has a smart phone.
     
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    It's not apple it was Steve Jobs. Look at what happened when they let him go in the early 90's. Then her hours and creates Pixar and toy story. Then her Congress back and it's like an injection (rofl Swype put infection) of innovation back into apple. Now he's dead... Hopefully apple with it.

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    What.
     
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    When John Scully nearly killed Apple and Steve Jobs came back, Apple was literally within 30 days of closing their doors. It took an infusion of money by Bill Gates and Microsoft to help keep Apple going.
     
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    um, your statement is extremely hard to read, but if I understand it correctly...

    Steve Jobs did not "create" Pixar. He bought it, from George Lucas I believe. The biggest thing he did for Apple during his time away was to acquire a company called "NEXT" that designed small PCs. While the concept and company never took off, most of Apple's new OS, that was a big part of their resurgence when Jobs returned was developed at NEXT. Jobs was a genius (in terms of development, running a company and especially at promoting) and Apple is in trouble without him. Right now they are grasping at straws because the iPhone 5 will likely be less than impressive
     
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    I have an issue writing clearly with Swype... Yes that's essentially what i meant.

    Bottom line is that apple is in serious trouble and they know it. I may not agree with everything Steve jobs believed but i cannot deny he was a genius

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    Many dictators and serial killers are geniuses. Doesn't make them good people.

    The man was out of his mind on a lot of issues. He became everything that he hated about Microsoft, but 10X worse.
     
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