LG Phone Rips Off iPhone, Or Vice Versa

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  1. Facebook macrumors newbie

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    The alleged iPhone video recording interface looks very similar to the interface of the new LG Viewty 2.

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  2. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    I think that one is better than the iPhone's.
     
  3. aok1975 macrumors 6502

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    How is one copying the other? Please explain what you see as similar.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I guess he's talking about the fact that they're both grey and have pictures of cameras on them.

    Which, uhm, doesn't sound like a big deal to me.
     
  5. Facebook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The switch between Camera and Video Camera is identical and has the same touch gesture; flick of swipe the switch. The icons on Camera and Video Camera are identical.
     
  6. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    I don't think one is a copy of the other, per se, but the two interfaces are definitely similar.

    I guess it comes down to whoever got the patent first?
     
  7. Eso macrumors 68000

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    No, they aren't. The video camera icons are completely different (unless you count that they are both facing to the right). At most you can say is they are similar, but what more can you expect from 20 x 20 pixel icons meant to represent a camera?
     
  8. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Agreed.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +3 ^^^ Could really care less who is stealing from whom, but I also think the LG phone camera UI looks pretty sweet....:cool::cool::cool:
     
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    LG has to be copying Apple since no other manufacturer can innovate such a technology, let alone anything better. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    LG doesn't need to copy apple especially when it comes to camera technology. :D
     
  11. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.
    If LG did come up with it, it's pretty darn amazing.
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    There's only so many ways you can emulate a slide switch on a touchscreen. Or pretend to have a snapping shutter. Or scroll. Etc.

    Nothing that was done on the iPhone is new to the touch industry. Except perhaps the idea of a rubberband rebound from an edge. I hadn't seen that one before. Unless you count casino one-armed bandit reel emulations.
     
  13. randomusername macrumors 6502

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    No one is ripping off anyone. Having similarities doesn't automatically something a rip off.
     
  14. Jspec-SR macrumors newbie

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    Rips Off

    trust me apple ripped off too many phone which where in the market already. most likely apple purchased all phones and just made there own improved one lol ... oh yah ofcourse with the apple touch
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I see them as similar if you say a steering wheel in a Corvette is the same as a Ford Truck.

    Personally, I like both interfaces. However, IMHO, the iPhone one being simpler is easier to understand and use. The LG one is more flashy, but took a second or two to see how the button worked.
     
  16. lelegitl macrumors member

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    I don't know if you know, but the LG phone did not rip off iPhone nor did the iphone ripped them off. Respectably LG has always had that kind of UI generally on their phones. If you think about it, the iPhone is Apple's first attempt at a mobile phone, (they haven't even made printers yet), wouldn't you stop to think that their ideas might have also came from other mobile phones. At the same time, gotta give Apple props for the options of so many Apps, but that iPhone design is not an apple original. In the end, they are not ripping each other off.
     
  17. Macisgr8 macrumors member

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    They dont look similar enough allthough there both touch so what.
     
  18. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I just dont see the similarity of these 2 phones. We havn't even tested out the new iPhone interface from a public release. That said, that chick in the photo is hot!:rolleyes:
     
  19. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    My iPhone came with an ear speaker, microphone AND external speaker. It also calls phone numbers. Alexander Graham Bell's family is going to sue Apple like mad.
     
  20. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    the iphone UI looks cheap compared to the LG not gonna lie... i hope they improve on that before release.
     
  21. dryheat macrumors newbie

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    phone photo trickery

    WTF? How is it that the people in the picture on the phone are wearing white and the people that are posing for the picture are wearing black. Seems to me LG has a few bugs to work out.
     

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