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Is this Apple's thermonuclear weapon against Android?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

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    I think it will be reversed as it's entirely too generalized.
     
  3. RasputinAXP

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    Not only generalized but obvious. It's just going to cost money to overturn.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    The question is, was it obvious in 2007 when a device like an Android or iPhone did not exist?
     
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    They existed long before that, just not with a capacitive touch-screen. Things like e-mail and document display formats haven't changed a lot from the days of a Palm Treo.
     
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    Absolutely. I did mobile software development prior to that. This might have been novel back in 2000 when the Palm first came out.
     
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    I haven't looked at all that's included in the patent, but I don't remember devices having any pinch to zoom, or swiping to move pages type functionality with the stylus. The older devices I used, you had to touch a scroll bar with the stylus.
     
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    I really wish Cisco would sue Apple over their use of iOS as Cisco has been calling their router/switch OS IOS for much longer than Apple has.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    They worked that out several years ago. They also worked out iPhone.
     
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    I knew about the iPhone settlement. Didn't know about the IOS/iOS settlement. Regardless, both of those originated from Cisco.
     
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    That injunction was stayed.
     

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