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#16 Scorbing

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:00

Next they'll come out and say they invented the light bulb.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:18

Next they'll come out and say they invented the light bulb.


Nah, Apple well say they've invented the phone.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:22

Next they'll come out and say they invented the light bulb.


Maybe they will try to patent patenting

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:25

Nice apple, everyone else uses the Qi standard, so of course apple decides to make their own standard that won't work with the standard...

Apple cannot charge licensing fees for 3rd party accessories if they worked with the standard wireless technologies :D

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:32

Next they'll come out and say they invented the light bulb.

No. They'll patent the shape of the light bulb.
Next thing you'll see, is that companies will be forced to sell square light bulbs.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:52

Nice apple, everyone else uses the Qi standard, so of course apple decides to make their own standard that won't work with the standard...


Yeah and what's worse is that in a while you'll see Apple Wireless charging (I'm calling it the iCharge) will be everywhere. And everyone
will be able to charge their latest generation iPads/iPhones in public places, while any other device using any other wireless charging standard,
will not be able to. And Apple will score bonus points for having the technology implemented everyone while other brands will get negative attention
for being subpar to the Apple standard.

Well, that the way the world and public opinion works I guess.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:03

Yeah and what's worse is that in a while you'll see Apple Wireless charging (I'm calling it the iCharge) will be everywhere. And everyone
will be able to charge their latest generation iPads/iPhones in public places, while any other device using any other wireless charging standard,
will not be able to. And Apple will score bonus points for having the technology implemented everyone while other brands will get negative attention
for being subpar to the Apple standard.

Well, that the way the world and public opinion works I guess.


Don't forget that when you upgrade your device to a newer model your existing wireless charging station will no longer work so you will have to replace it. But if you also have an older iPad/iPod then you will have to have two charging stations or replace all your idevices at the same time

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:21

Yeah and what's worse is that in a while you'll see Apple Wireless charging (I'm calling it the iCharge) will be everywhere. And everyone
will be able to charge their latest generation iPads/iPhones in public places, while any other device using any other wireless charging standard,
will not be able to. And Apple will score bonus points for having the technology implemented everyone while other brands will get negative attention
for being subpar to the Apple standard.

Well, that the way the world and public opinion works I guess.


Kind of like DLNA, which was everywhere and worked great and was a standard made to be expandable into the future. Along comes Apple with AirPlay and to this day there are IT journalists who think airplay is the only technology out there for network sharing of media and wondering why noone else has made a competing standard. oh hey btw, we have this older standard which isn't just older but better... doesn't help that Samsung insist on renaming it and adding proprietary standards to it of course, but at least allShare is at it's base and most functions compatible with DLNA

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:46

Maybe they will try to patent patenting


LOL...LOL...LOL...Good one.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:53

This is like Apple patenting the right angle triangle for high-end laptops despite Dell releasing a similar albeit bulkier design in 2005 :/

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:54

Their problem is very simple guys:

They are out of ideas. Big daddy is gone and they have absolutely no clue what direction to take. They once had total control of the mobile market, then one day, Android came along and gave users a better, faster experience and their #1 supplier of hardware joined the Android wagon so they are not happy because they feel betrayed so now they want to sue everybody and their mother and patent everything from a swype to a fingerprint. That my friends is called: Desperation.

Apple is scared to death that Android will take over and bury them. Companies like Samsung and HTC are innovating and changing and making their Droid products better and better while Google is perfecting Android more and more and that scares the hell out of Apple. They won't admit it, but its the truth. Their egos are way too high to admit defeat.

If they don't change the way they think, lower prices, open iOS more, keep wasting millions on law suits and perform other changes, they are going to sink. They may have more money than the U.S Government, but money doesn't last forever.

As far I see it, all they have left is the tablet market and OSX, because Windows 8 sucks and its not a threat to them. They are loosing the mobile market to Android (if they haven't already).

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:11

Eh, Apple are taking exactly the same steps with OSX that MS took with Windows 8. The problem is they're doing it bit by bit, which I think in the end will come back to bite them.

Windows 8 is far from terrible and it's selling really well.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 22:52

Nice apple, everyone else uses the Qi standard, so of course apple decides to make their own standard that won't work with the standard...


Unfortunately this is the ONLY way they can continue locking their users in. Make everything proprietary so people have to keep buying their hardware.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:00

I guess you're also just as unhappy about Samsungs nonstandard proprietary extensions to DLNA to lock their customers into the Samsung ecoverse as well ? as well as their proprietary Apple like docking plugs ?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 23:03

I guess you're also just as unhappy about Samsungs nonstandard proprietary extensions to DLNA to lock their customers into the Samsung ecoverse as well ? as well as their proprietary Apple like docking plugs ?

they only seem to be doing proprietary adapters with their tablets it seems, the S3 & note 2 both use micro-usb don't they?