Apple own page turn!

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  1. NC12309 macrumors member

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  2. cyks macrumors 68020

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    FTA: "The page-turn patent was filed in December 2011, but was approved this week."


    Right, apparently there was no such thing as a page turning more than a year ago. :rolleyes:

    ...and people say the patent system isn't busted.
     
  3. StumpyBloke macrumors regular

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    Jesus H. Christ, Apple's priorities really are completely and utterly f'ed up!!!
     
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    Actually Apple's priorities are correct. If Apple didn't patent it some other compony (most likely a patent troll) would and Apple would/could be sued and have to pay to use. Producing companies like Apple apply for patents as a defensive maneuver.
     
  6. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually NO ONE should be able to patent this.
     
  7. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    And just what would those priorities be?
     
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Ask Mike Matas about the time it took to perfect that bit of software and then tell me he/Apple should not protect it.
     
  9. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    Holy ***** what a homer. You really believe they should own this patent?
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Yes.
     
  11. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank God you're a person I will never have to be friends with. You're a very sad person.
     
  12. cyks macrumors 68020

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    ...and completely ignore that digital page turns have been in use for over 20 years now.

    Just because Apple got theirs to work the way they like doesn't mean that they should be able to own them all.
     
  13. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Yes, thank God we will never be friends. Whew. :rolleyes:
    There is an old saying, "opinions are like a$$holes everyone has them"
    I don't judge you for yours, don't judge me for mine.
     
  14. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Lol way to make such a broad character judgement based on his opinion about some patent.
     
  15. StumpyBloke macrumors regular

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    Well to name but two...

    1) lets sue everybody we possibly can, regardless

    2) lets patent everything we possibly can, regardless
     
  16. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    Except your opinions are sad. You actually believe Apple should be able to patent a virtual page turn.

    Whatever to each their own!
     
  17. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I don't work for the patent office. I agree the process is messed up, but I have read about the UI process that Mike went through to get that page turn working, and I don't blame Apple for patenting it.

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    Thanks for your opinion. I don't have to defend my opinion to you.
     
  18. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm being sarcastic...but if I had a friend who agreed with this I'd bitch slap them haha.
     
  19. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    How does his comment have anything to do with him as a person? Basically you've asked for no reasons why he feels the way he does and have jumped to conclusions about him as a person. That makes absolutely no sense.

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    Hahah

    But keep in mind owning a patent doesn't mean you "must" sue people over them.
     
  20. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    But come on with Apple's track record we all know they WILL start suing people.
     
  21. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    1. Conjecture. You have no idea about Apple's motives for the patent.

    2. Patents are defensive moves primarily. Apple "did" lose 100 million dollars to Creative because of what seemed like relatively simple menu.

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    Apple doesn't have a track record of suing. The lawsuits are from recent years since the iPhone launch. Apple's been around longer than some of you have walked this Earth and they have not been a litigious company.
     
  22. NC12309 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm talking about today's modern day Apple...not Apple of the 80's and 90's.

    I'm sure they will take advantage of this patent.
     
  23. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm sure you're sure as well. We will see how things play out.
     
  24. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Apple's page turning animation is incredibly realistic and really unique (in comparison to Google's lousy one). But this is ridiculous.
     
  25. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    If it's a poor patent it will be invalidated by prior art. Nothing really here to worry about.
     

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