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Marcel T    3

I remember a Flash demo website where all you did was flip through blank coloured pages and this was almost 10 years ago. Here's something similar with a version history almost 5 years go, I'm sure there's a lot of prior art out there besides the obviousness of it.

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Nefarious Trigger    6,799
Some people prefer reading books in an old-fashioned way with the benefits of digital technology.

Great, but the emulation of swiping a screen to see an animated page-turn is in no way "old fashioned" and doesn't emulate an actual page turn. It's an animation for the sake of an animation.

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+devHead    1,721

Is it still legal to turn pages in actual books?

I'm sure it's fine if you, say, turn the page from the top of the paper or even the middle of the page; just not the bottom. Apple's got that one patented. Enjoy!

Apple - what a bunch of psycho nutjobs.

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Hardcore Til I Die    286

I'm sure it's fine if you, say, turn the page from the top of the paper or even the middle of the page; just not the bottom. Apple's got that one patented. Enjoy!

Oh shi :shiftyninja:

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jakem1    1,610

Why would anyone want to copy that anyway? It looks awful and completely anachronistic.

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joep1984    34

Of course this isn?t the most seemingly obvious patent Apple has been awarded in recent years. The company has also been granted patents for an icon for music

Maybe the NY Times should do some research. MySpace actually has the patent for a music note icon.

http://www.cultofmac...ot-there-first/

Apple introduced the Music app to iOS last year with iOS 5, splitting music and videos into dedicated apps and killing off the iPod app that had been pre-installed on the iPhone since the original made its debut in 2007. The new icon features a music note ? similar to that on the iTunes icon ? emblazoned onto a fiery orange background.

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Unfortunately for Apple, trademark judges feel the icon is too similar to a logo owned by Myspace, which also features a music note on an orange background. As you can see from the image above, they?re vastly different to anyone with remotely good vision. But judges feel that consumers may confuse the two.

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neufuse    2,705

Maybe the NY Times should do some research. MySpace actually has the patent for a music note icon.

http://www.cultofmac...ot-there-first/

ahh trade dress... I bet the patent says "a duple meter music note on orange background"... if that is how its described then apples one fits under the existing trademark and therefore is a void applicaiton

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perochan    149

whats apple gonna patent it next? Air?

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Motoko.    435

apple is so last year and outdated with their technology.

they need to get with the times.

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