Apple gets a taste of their own medicine.

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  1. BORTZ
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    Remember the clock that apple used for their iOS 6? Well most of you know that a while back a company named "Swiss Rail" starting lobbying complaints that Apple stole their design. You would think that after all the frivilous law suits Apple has been though will "rounded rectangles" and "similar icon design" that they would know enough not to blatantly copy the design of a well known clock.

    The price they payed was 21 Million, about 10 cents per iPhone 5 that shipped with iOS 6.

    Wow Apple. Wow.

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  2. Guild McCommunist

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    I thought I read this a couple months ago.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    You read about the lawsuit/compaint being filed - this is the result of said lawsuit/complaint. Apple simply paid the company off to avoid lenghty proceedings.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Ah, sorry, I didn't read it fully.

    But $21 million is a drop in the bucket to them compared to the profits they're banking off the iPhone that shipped with it. So really this is sadly not as much of a punishment as we'd want.
     
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    That's not the issue though - it sets a precedence, in a way.

    Now companies big or small will look for something that looks vaguely familiar to their products in Apple products and they are more likely to win if they present this case as an example.
     
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    So to apple this was "let's see what I got in my pockets right now, and we'll pay you that to get off our backs."
     
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  8. Gahars

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    The Apple may not fall far from the tree, but it sure falls hard.

    OR

    The similarity between the two designs is blatantly obvious; this settlement was only a matter of time.

    Take your pick.
     
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    I don't know which option to tick...
     
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    Well it's not like they don't deserve this. They had it coming anyway.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    it's about TIME!
     
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    Oooh [user]Gahars[/user] You got competition..... :P
     
  13. Gahars

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    I already made and copyrighted that pun.

    Blade, you'll be hearing from my lawyers soon. I hope you've been saving your pennies for a rainy day, because anti-competitive practices don't come cheap.
     
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    It's about time that the pun bomb has stopped ticking and has exploded.
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    We really need to stop with these lawsuits and get to the core of the issue.

    It looks like the courts ruled that the clock design was Apple Jacked.
     
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    They waved Swiss Rail off with a paltry $21 million. Apple is worth about $508 billion. That amounts to 0.004% of their entire net worth--four thousandths of one percent. If a beggar on the street asked you for money and you had $10,000 in a briefcase, it would be like giving him 4 cents and telling him to fuck off on his merry little way.

    Apple didn't even notice that it lost $21 million.
     
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    Thought the design was only patented for 3D use, not 2D like Apple used it.. well, meh.
     
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    So why do we want to punish Apple? For making really good products that people want to buy. Would it make you happy if Apple made poor products that no one wanted?
     
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    Bad karma, bad karma :lol:
     
  20. boombox

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    I'm glad this happened... egotistical knob-jockeys!
     
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