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zuggerat
Jan 11, 2007, 10:11 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/11/iphone-and-lg-ke850-separated-at-birth/

hmmm, thats odd...



MacBoobsPro
Jan 11, 2007, 10:15 AM
My bet is LG is the maker of the iPhone and decided they wanted a piece of the action. Maybe LG will be sued by Apple. Not Apple by LG.

shunpike
Jan 11, 2007, 10:17 AM
lol - doubt there is a lawsuit there - but it is interesting - obviously Microsoft aren't the only company to borrow ideas?

MrSmith
Jan 11, 2007, 10:19 AM
Wow...Twilight Zone.

MrFirework
Jan 11, 2007, 10:21 AM
Wow... kinda makes my heart sink...

barr08
Jan 11, 2007, 10:26 AM
I don't see the big deal. To me, the funtionality of the iPhone is nice, and one of the major reasons I would want it. It is no suprise, however, that the tasks the iPhone can do are not original. It can't really do anything new, and the big touchscreen isn't really new.

The attractive thing about the iPhone is apple's patented touch system, and that it is an apple product, so you know it will be of the highest quality, from a name we all trust and love. The funtionality and appearance aren't what is revolutionary or original about the iPhone, it's the all-inclusive product as a whole.

MacBoobsPro
Jan 11, 2007, 10:28 AM
I don't see the big deal. To me, the funtionality of the iPhone is nice, and one of the major reasons I would want it. It is no suprise, however, that the tasks the iPhone can do are not original. It can't really do anything new, and the big touchscreen isn't really new.

The attractive thing about the iPhone is apple's patented touch system, and that it is an apple product, so you know it will be of the highest quality, from a name we all trust and love. The funtionality and appearance aren't what is revolutionary or original about the iPhone, it's the all-inclusive product as a whole.

I think the big deal here is that Apple were so secretive about the iPhone but LG were working on the exact same product and even launched it first from my understanding. Who's reinventing what?

zuggerat
Jan 11, 2007, 10:37 AM
i would just like to say that your handle is boobtastic :cool:

Eric Piercey
Jan 11, 2007, 10:58 AM
I think LG is just the designer of the iPhone, that simple. They designed a cool phone, pitched it to Apple, and Apple said hmmmk -let's dance!

Or not, but that seems likely.

Felldownthewell
Jan 11, 2007, 11:07 AM
I saw this over at engadget, but do we know if the LG is stylus based or finger-touch based?

The finger touch-i-ness alone would diferentiate them quite a bit, and I am guessing the LG will end up being Korea/Japan only, wheras the iPhone will be American first (which almost never happens), European second, and Asian 3rd (quite the roll reversal)

PlaceofDis
Jan 11, 2007, 11:18 AM
the LG phone made a bit of noise a few weeks ago when it was shown off

it looks sweet, but for some reason it doesn't have the flair of the Apple phone. and i believe it would be Apple suing LG and not the other way around due to the various patents that Apple has applied for. but then again i could be wrong.

evilgEEk
Jan 11, 2007, 11:58 AM
It's certainly not out of the realm of possibility that both companies came up with the same design. It was inevitable that phones would migrate this way, wasn't it? We've had touch-screens for a long time, it was just a matter of time before companies started implementing touch keyboards so as to give them more screen real estate.

I don't think either company will be suing the other, unless LG has indeed infringed on some patent Applied filed for long ago. Because I don't think you can patent a rectangle with a large display. :)

As others here have said, it's the Multi-Touch and the software that are the big winners on the iPhone, not just the fact that it's got a large display.