“In Germany, Munich Regional Court has ruled that Motorola’s phones infringe Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent,” Arora writes. “This is a major victory for Apple. Apple can use this decision against all Android vendors.” -forbes.com
slide-to-unlock was wayyyyy before the iphone saw the light of day in the design pages. i had it on my Sony Ericsson P900.
Apple are a bunch of pussies trying to corner off the market and monopolize it. patenting ideas that were in existence way before their devices came out. whats next Apple? gonna make a toilet seat and patent sitting down to take a shit.
I have to agree here im sick of apple going after everyone for nothing and then they copy everyone else and act like it is there idea. Look at the pulldown notice bar in new ios hmm did android not have that first? Also being able to access the camera when the phone is locked o ya windows phone 7 did this 1st. Now they want to add intergration into the contacts app hmm wp7 dose this with the people hub. Ok wel we will like our phone with icloud o no wait windows phone 7 did this 1s as wel with skydrive. I also remember having slide to unlock on my old windows mobile 6 years ago too. I really do hope people stop supporting the i devices and start looking at android and wp7 in the phone market windows 8 and android in the tablet market and samsung and sony mp3 players in the mp3 market as they all offer more and better quality than the i devices and cost less too.
mcstorm has the comment of the day. well said. im glad im not the only one to see the crap apple is up to. its sickening really.
Lol glad to see people think the same. At the end of the day the iPhone was a simple version of windows mobile that had many limits on what it could do and android is a upgraded version of windows mobile that is more touch friendly and had a built in app store. Windows Phone is different to them both in the way it works as it is the only is that will give 99% of people what they want out of the box without downloading apps. Each OS has there + and - points just like anything in life but the way apple are going on about each IOS update and new iPhone is like the create amazing new hardware and software when all they do is take what everyone else has and repackage the new processor and camera into the old shell.
"Slide to unlock patent"? Wow....I'm filing a shoe tying patent. Nike, Adidas, etc....they'll all owe me. I'll be rich! The things that people can register rights to is unbelievable. And I'm pretty sure Disney is getting public domain times pushed further by a few more centuries, lol.
there should be only 1 smart phone iPhone , 1 computer mac , 1 tablet ipad , 1 company apple ...everything else are copy's i tell you !!
Not sure if sarcasm, but that;s a really foolish point. If that were the case, those devices would be at least twice the price of what we'd pay for them usually.
Lovely reply krautgamer. Let's not forget this is the Internet.
wow such a douche move apple has gone even more evil without jobs
well without jobs its a sinking ship. so they grasping on to everything they can while they can. its only a matter of time before the current Apple execs jump ship. 5-10 years max.
no they havent... jobs is the one who said he would destroy android even if he died doing it. Jobs is the one who kickstarted the lawsuits. lol.
lol.....i guess we all know who got the last laugh on this one!!! hahahah....
Not really, Apple has been getting sued and brought to court time after time by the other mobile companies. So they would be dumb not to do the same.
How can a gesture be patented???
Because the patent system is a joke
*wonders if i can patent me giving apple the finger*
You know what, I actually find it redundant to have to unlock my phone first, then enter my gesture code. Android could do away with the slide to unlock gesture altogether and just skip right to the code part. And: fuck apple. This is absolutely ridiculous.
There are certain things that you shouldnt be able to patent. Patenting the direction I move my finger on a touch screen? Get the hell out of here
slide-to-unlock feature was also on the other phone before apple came into the smartphone market lol.. I smell payola!, everyone here can you smell that also?!
“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this." This was practically a dying wish. Apple isn't gonna stop. He already set it into motion. Either the patent system is going to change or products are going to start getting blocked. So upgrade to your favorite phone now and hang on for the ride. It's gonna get interesting.
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