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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 10:48

Apple wants Samsung to stop making rectangular phones

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Moves to patent frivolous lawsuits in the process


We have to admit we were never too kind to Apple when it comes to the outfit’s intellectual property claims, but a recently released court document sheds some light on Cupertino’s reality distortion field and the sheer scope of its nonsensical claims.

In one of many injunctions against Samsung, Apple brought in an “expert witness” to weigh in on the matter and elaborate what exactly Samsung, and other companies, should do if they are to avoid legal action from Apple.

So here are some of Apple’s priceless design guidelines for smartphones:

    Front surface that isn’t black.
    Overall shape that isn’t rectangular, or doesn’t have rounded corners.
    Display screens that aren’t centered on the front face and have substantial lateral borders.
    Non-horizontal speaker slots.
    Front surfaces with substantial adornment.
    No front bezel.

Not to be outdone in the lunacy department, here are some tablet suggestions as well:

    Overall shape that isn’t rectangular, or doesn’t have rounded corners.
    Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface.
    Front surface that isn’t entirely flat.
    Profiles that aren’t thin.

So, Apple thinks it is perfectly logical to ask the competition to stop making black, rectangular phones with displays centered on the front face. For lack of a better word, priceless. Also, tablets shouldn't be rectangular, flat or thin, either.

These “suggestions” are aimed at Samsung, but obviously they apply to everyone who dares make a black, rectangular phone or a flat tablet, neither of which are exactly Apple ideas, nor are they really something that could or should be patented in the first place. Of course, Apple is equally aware of this fact, but it’s simply abusing the legal system to make life a bit more miserable for the competition.

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+16 #1 fuadzilla 2011-12-07 11:24
lousy rotten apple...
 
 
+16 #2 rudolfjie 2011-12-07 12:03
I had enough of this Apple shit, I used to like Apple products but since Apple start all this lawsuit bullshit, I swear to myself, I'll never ever buy any things that's with an Apple logo

Why don't they put their effort on inventing new bombastic gadgets?
 
 
+6 #3 bpbmdude 2011-12-07 13:05
Those guidelines are utter bullshit.
 
 
+10 #4 Warhead 2011-12-07 13:05
Thanks God the Apples I buy in the supermarket are red...hold on, they are round in the corners. Am I in trouble?
 
 
+8 #5 Jaberwocky 2011-12-07 13:10
perhaps this apple is rotten to the core.!

:D
 
 
+10 #6 dicobalt 2011-12-07 13:44
So it should be white, shaped like a triangle or pentagon.

Use a display that has huge borders and isn't centered

Vertical speaker slots.

Tons of laser etching and fake jewels glued to the front but not on the bezel because it has no front bezel.

Apple should really hire someone to do psychiatric evaluations at their next board meeting.
 
 
+8 #7 STRESS 2011-12-07 15:17
Well the obvious becomes clear that Apple never has been an innovator when it comes to technology but just being good at packing things up. Now that packing things really doesn't matter in the real world since others can do it as well sometimes probably even better and cheaper. The lack of Apple to protect themselves against competition becomes more and more obvious and their moves more and more desperate.
 
 
+9 #8 inaphasia 2011-12-07 16:05
When I first held a Galaxy S II, the only Apple related thought that came to mind was how ugly and outdated an iPhone 4 looks.

Funny enough when I first held an iPad, the first thing that came to mind was that it looked like an overpriced Digital Photo Frame. I guess Apple must have inveted those too (you know like chiclet keyboards, the smartphone, the mp3 player, tablets etc, etc.)
 
 
+1 #9 bardenck 2011-12-07 20:18
http://www.androidear.com/news/dunder-mifflin-releases-new-pyramid-tablet-%E2%80%93-challenges-conventional-rectangle-tablets-video/


^

the only person not getting sued.
 
 
0 #10 Fud_u 2011-12-09 11:33
This is one of the reason I don't support Apple. They had no innovation left so the only thing to do is to slam competition with BS.
 

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