Reply to post: Re: Who invented what?

No, Samsung, you really do owe Apple $120m for patent infringement

markrb

Re: Who invented what?

I suppose the biggest problem with your assertion is that Apple, themselves, disagree with you.

Samsung are original developers of OLED displays. The are the largest manufacturer and, again, the only mass manufacturer of curved OLED. Since Apple have decided to integrate this - Samsung designed - technology into their devices, it would appear that Apple think highly of Samsung's technology.

The other, not so insignificant, problems with the view of Apple as a breeding ground for innovation are as follows:

The first GUI driven desktop operating system? Nope. Not in-house. Licensed from Xerox.

The first ultrabook. Nope. The Sony X505 was released a couple of years before the MacBook Air and was thinner and lighter.

The much loved OSX. Nope. Re-written on top of the Open Source operating system, BSD.

As for the iPhone, well, most of the rest of the world laughs at the USA for having an intellectual property system that allows a company to claim that it invented the aluminium rectangular box, with rounded corners. I have seen septic tanks in that configuration, and we all know what they are full of.

Apple can be best characterised as a company that buys in good ideas, covers them in shiny aluminium and then sells them at an exorbitant markup. I have no problem with that method of doing business, per se.

Let's just call them what they are, though: a fashion house.

Oh, and, by the way, it is pretty intellectually bankrupt to call people out for not providing evidence of Samsung innovation when you have provided none for Apple!

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