Apple Inc. has sued Samsung Electronics Co., saying the South Korean company’s Galaxy line of smart phones and tablet computers copy Apple’s popular iPad and iPhone. Apparently there is no such thing as Antitrust Laws anymore. Good game Apple.
In the lawsuit, Apple claims that Samsung “slavishly” copies not only it’s design, user interface and even it’s packaging. That’s right…even down to the box the devices are being shipped in. I went down to my local cell phone retailer and took a look at all of these features myself. I think the only thing that is slightly “slavish” is the lawsuit. Let’s review these claims made by Microsoft 2.0.
- The Galaxy tablet along with almost every other tablet has a resistive IPS screen.
- It along with most other tablets run Android OS.
- It ships in a Samsung branded box
Sorry Apple, but unless you can prove without a shadow of a doubt that Samsung is somehow “stepping on the toes” of the most overpriced plastic pieces of Chinese junk in the world, please go back to overcharging the coffee drinking hipsters so maybe they will spend less money on PBR and coat hangers.
Of course, this article is very biased, but for good reason. I myself at one point owned a 2nd Generation iPod Touch. After the 4.1 firmware was released, I promptly used it for target practice for my new AK-47. There is no reason to own anything by Apple at this point. All of the newest quality GPUs aren’t supported and neither are any major hardware upgrades.
The lawsuit claims that any random passerby will see the device and will see it as an iPad. Okay Apple, you wanna play like that? If I grow oranges and I decide to sell them at my local farmer’s market, people will see it and say, “OMG! Those are oranges. You must have stolen seeds from Dole!” Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Way out of proportion. But that’s how it goes with technology. A little fun fact here: The lawsuit is the latest in a long string of patent disputes among phone makers trying to stake a claim on a slice of the rapidly growing smart phone market. Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia Corp. and HTC Corp. and others have taken legal action to protect intellectual property in the last few years. Protip: It’s not intellectual unless you came up with it first, then patented it and copyrighted it.
Final thoughts from the one person that doesn’t actually own a cell phone or a tablet: Seriously Apple…Why you mad bro?