Apple literally stole WiFi Sync (Cydia app)?

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  1. nooaah macrumors 68000


    Sep 3, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
  2. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    The icon is just Apple's pre-existing AirPort and Sync icon mashed together. If anything, his icon copied Apple.

    Also, Steve sent an email not long after the iPad was released that Wi-Fi sync was coming.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    He's 'shocked' that Apple would someday build this feature into their phone? He can honestly say he didn't see this coming?

    He's either a lier or an idiot. (And he doesn't seem like an idiot.)

    And as the previous poster said, Apple's "wifi sync" icon is their own "wifi" and their own "sync" icons together? Amazing! If he's gonna take the standard Mac icons and create his own icon out of them he can't be surprised when Apple does the same thing.
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    And they both stole it from the Zune.

    Ok..... let the flaming commence.
  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
  6. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    I really could care less. I mean, what do I care when or where they got it from? As long as I've got it on my phone, it works, and I use it.
    What does it matter to me where it came from or who the creator was?

    However on the other hand I do understand how lame it is to work you ass off on something, then just have someone take it and not even give you credit for it.

    But wifi sync wasn't created just for the iphone, its been around before. And the icon has been around in one form or fashion before the cydia app.

    So thats why I'm not really giving much attention to "Apple stole this" because I don't think they really did. And if they did, wouldn't the dev have a valid legal claim?
  7. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    in all reality, sooner or later Apple will "steal" all of the useful tweaks in Cydia. Let's be honest here, there is nothing original in Cydia. There are some great apps in there and I have gladly paid for a few of them, but their not original ideas. As another poster pointed out, wifi sync was around before cydia for other devices.

    Every major update to iOS has seen the incorporation of a new feature that you would have previously needed an app for. Be it an app store or jailbreak app, either way Apple is slowly taking these ideas and making them standard features. The quicker the better, I say. I'd love to be able to get an iPhone one day and not feel the desire to jailbreak.
  8. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011
    Yup. It annoys me when developers make obvious apps and then cry when Apple releases a much better version of them. What, is Apple supposed to never develop something just because a dev made a lower quality version of it?
  9. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    this. everything in cydia is stuff people want but apple wont allow at the moment. eventually they will allow most of it and everyone will flame apple for it. apple will not put all these features in at once because then they wont have strong features for every years update. but give it a few years and im sure most will be there. plus you have to look at the non tech world. they wont jailbreak. they probably dont know what that even is. apple has to wow them every year and even though most of the features arent new to us because we have seen them doesnt mean they have.

    and for wifi sync. if apple turned his app down last year wouldnt it because they were obviously working on it themselves. if he didnt break any of the rules then thats the only reason they didnt allow it.
  10. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    And they all stole it from PALM.

    This is hardly a new concept or debate. It dates back to the introduction of wifi on PDAs.
  11. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Please join the news discussion already in progress
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