[Updated] Apple Brings Lawsuit Against Samsung

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  1. elvis_marmaduke

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    Yeah, except they probably make more bank letting apple use their stuff than they do in their own mobile stuff lol.... hopefully it won't be that way too much longer ;)

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    right but a processor being used is very different than copying the phone's look and interface. TouchWiz is remarkably similar to the iOS and that is where the problem lays. Plus Apple pays Samsung a tremendous amount to use those processors. Samsung didn't pay Apple to copy their OS.
     
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    This will be interesting whatever the outcome. I wonder, does this put a strain on Apple and Samsung's relationship.

    Or will it be as the saying goes: Money talks n...
     
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    Well Samsung is going to countersue but like you said in the end it will be the money that talks. I don't think this will change much.
     
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    Lets say has more to do with Touchwiz. If Samsung removes the background from the icons or makes them a different color scheme, would that be enough to satisfy Apple? remove the background from the icons and it looks like stock Android.

    Apple mentioning the Nexus S in this lawsuit is interesting too. That has stock Android. I got a feeling Apple did that trying to be slick and go after Google for Android indirectly. I dont think they have any chance based on hardware. If the Meizu phone from last year and this year survived their Apple lawsuit I think Samsung will be fine.
     
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    Yeah I know, I don't understand the Nexus S connection to the lawsuit. I can't imagine it being hardware related. TouchWiz yes maybe they have a case but thats about it.
     
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    They just want publicity and this was the most expensive form they could think of...

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    This is bull crap. There is only so much you can do with a phone. Sure the UI is very similar, but they're not exactly the same. I think Samsung wanted to bring a very simple and easy to understand UI. How much more simplistic can you get than that.
    I personaly don't like the TouchWiz launcher, but I love every other part of it. The power widgets, and instant music controls on the pull down notifications area are awesome. It's those little things that make the user experience very simple and fun. This lawsuit is just a waste of time.
     
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    This is so dumb.

    Yeah, Samsung Galaxy phones look a LOT like the iphone. I've noticed that the second I saw them. But I don't think one can patent how an item LOOKS. All laptops have the same design... does that mean the company that created the original laptop should sue everyone else? Samsung's UI is completely their own with an entirely different software and I think it's very foolish for Apple to sue one of their own partners.
     
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    Hopefully apple doesn't see this!
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    Yay! More litigation and less innovation.

    the only ones that win with this kind of BS are the lawyers. while we lose out on more competition.

    With the lightning fast cycles of electronic devices we need to make copyrights become public domain in two years or less.

    The original intent of copyright law was to keep individuals and companies innovating by limiting how long an entity owned the rights to a creation. Instead we now have copyrights lasting longer than the average human lives.

    Thanks for nothing Sony Bono!
     
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    If they were eventually successful with a suit like this, TV manufacturers would start suing each other left and right.

    Brandon