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Old Mar 29, 2013, 01:01 AM   #76
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You mean to say that the square shape with rounded corners is a design choice and doesn't simply reflect the fact that both are designed to fit on a phone with a square shape and rounded corners? Are they suggesting that another shape would fit the iPhone? And as for the integrated credit card holder, others have done that for years.

The cases look nothing like one another anyway. I think Callet is just aping Apple's community design lawsuits, especially by repeating Apple's accusation of "slavish copying" and by complaining about "rounded corners".

And in any case (pun unintentional, don't flame me over it), any design of a credit card holder that leaves the credit cards visible and easily accessible is incredibly stupid. Anyone who gets their credit card (or even just their credit card number) stolen by having it visible on the outside of a case is so moronic that they ALMOST deserve to have it stolen.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 01:03 AM   #77
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With the case on, will have to hide my phone when using it from now on. Cos it is too ugly! OMG
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:41 AM   #78
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Lol, Callet are just mad that Hex's looks better than theirs.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:58 AM   #79
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Do I even have to talk about why having your credit cards sticking out of your wallet is a Bad Idea?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:35 AM   #80
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can they patent something like that? a case with two holes? no more room for innovation these days. the legal system will kill it.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:59 AM   #81
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Really MacRumors??? This is about an iPhone CASE company problem... not Apple.

I can understand the rumor mill might be a little slow right now, but if you don't have anything interesting to say, don't say anything at all.
I'll admit this isn't a huge news story but to say it has nothing to do with Apple is not accurate. Did you miss the part about Apple being included in the lawsuit?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 08:56 AM   #82
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hm...the case maker may not have big bucks for us to sue so that we can have some money to fix our pathetic design...who else shall we drag in this?
Oh, wait, has the money!!!
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 10:03 AM   #83
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Apple is all grown up now

Apple has grown large enough to become a lawsuit magnet for anyone suffering a sales slump.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 10:48 AM   #84
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Such a beautiful case!

I must get one right now! /s

REALLY? What an ugly looking case. Ugly, poor design, etc... Who in their right mind would buy such a case??? The ones made by Speck is much better looking and I don't even buy that!
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 11:02 AM   #85
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There is no similarity. 1 is ugly the other is a decent design.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 11:49 AM   #86
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 12:23 PM   #87
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Did you remember to sue Apple today?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 08:28 PM   #88
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If they winning they get the profit other company make. Maybe $5
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 08:06 AM   #89
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can they patent something like that? a case with two holes? no more room for innovation these days. the legal system will kill it.
It's disgusting how clueless people are. It is a design patent, not a utility patent. A design patent has nothing to do with innovation at all. It's not supposed to have anything to do with innovation. You design an item, which means the fancy looks of it and has nothing to do with how it works, and then you get a design patent to prevent others from copying your design, that is the looks of your product. And since copying someone else's design is the complete opposite of innovation, innovation isn't prevented by this in any way.

And in this case, the legal system won't affect Hex very much, because if you bothered to look at the actual design patent through the link in the article, you'll notice that the Hex product may look a bit like the Callet product, but it doesn't look at all like the Callet design patent.
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 11:41 AM   #90
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Really?

Wait. There's a patent on pockets?!
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 05:27 PM   #91
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Someone should sue callet for making such an ugly case.
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 07:31 PM   #92
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I highly doubt that Apple has nothing to worry about

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So you think Apple should pay up because of another company's possible infringement?

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So, I think "has nothing to worry about" == Apple won't pay anything
And yet you said you doubt they have nothing to worry about.
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 07:43 PM   #93
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Oh come on - not more of this crap.

btw, who the hell would buy such a thing that completely lacks any sort of protection for the screen? I'm amazed when I see people buy covers whilst ignoring that the most expensive thing to replace is actually the screen and maybe a flip case is the best course of action as to protect ones investment.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 02:56 AM   #94
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And yet you said you doubt they have nothing to worry about.
Bad translation from Spanish, we use that construction
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 09:25 AM   #95
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I think they're horrible ideas. The last thing I need is for somebody to jack my phone AND my credit cards in one fell swoop. Not to mention, hold one of those up to your ear to talk and you make yourself a bigger target to thieves.
That's why I keep each credit card in a separate wallet, and my cash in my shoe. That way, if one of my wallets gets stolen, I'm only out one credit card.

The only problem is sewing all the extra pockets onto my khakis.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 09:40 AM   #96
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I wouldn't by either of them anyway, so no loss of sleep to me
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