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Comment Re:Did I miss something? (Score 2) 227

I believe it's because Samsung didn't include the physical device in its list of evidence, only the video testimony of Fidler. Apple's argument is that it did not have access to the physical device and has had no time to prepare a rebuttal. Apple didn't bother disputing the Fidler evidence because it obviously didn't believe the video testimony to be particularly compelling, but now I suspect it wishes it had spent more time on this.

Comment Re:Goose, Meet Gander (Score 3, Insightful) 138

Apple recently had the fact that their iPhone design was 'borrowed' from Sony suppressed in their Samsung lawsuit

Nothing like half a story, eh? Or maybe you're genuinely not aware, but the accusation of 'borrowing' now seems well wide of the mark. Google "iPhone Purple prototype" if you haven't seen the designs that pre-date the Sony-inspired images.

Comment Re:Are they phones or tablets? (Score 2) 377

The culprit is the thrown-together submission/summary of multiple stories. Two different cases have been joined to stimulate a healthy landscape for the usual troll and counter-troll comments. The injunction on the tablets is in the EU and the damages refer to the ongoing US case, which I believe relates to a wider range of Samsung products.

Comment Another poor article posted by walterbyrd... (Score 1) 498

While the subject is interesting, the article holds very little information for discussion and does little more than link a previous article from The Verge.
Anyhow, here's the patent in question: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8086604.PN.&OS=PN/8086604&RS=PN/8086604
I'm not qualified to judge its validity, but it seems to encompass more than "the ability to do a single search that covers both the local device and the internet" as stated by the article.

Comment Re:I figured Apple would file the suit (Score 1) 183

Read the article that YOU submitted. It's an insubstantial piece from the Inquirer, but it certainly doesn't claim that Nokia has filed suit. It has nothing to with Apple either.
I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but your comment here makes me believe that the poor quality article was submitted to troll.

Comment Are we reading too much into this? (Score 4, Insightful) 183

There's not a lot to go in the Inquirer article (there never is in my experience), but isn't it possible that Nokia's stance is entirely reasonable? Maybe it does hold standards essential patents relevant to the Nexus tablet and is entitled to FRAND payments. It's not threatening to seek injunctions. On the face of it, Nokia is seeking payment for licenses that it believes it is entitled to.

Not sure how we get from here to alleging Microsoft-led conspiracies... At least wait for the Google/Asus responses before taking sides.

Comment Re:What break? (Score 2, Informative) 300

But it was sleek, slim, nice to use, and integrated with iTunes.

The wheel interface was definitely original, but iTunes didn't appear until the third generation iPod, two years later.

iTunes was released before the iPod. I think you're a little confused between iTunes (the application) and iTunes Store (the online music store).

Comment Re:Lol, Apple fanboys, they remain funny (Score 1) 300

Apple fanboys ARE funny. I find them endearing, because their irrational positivity towards Apple stems from their enthusiasm for the consumer devices they enjoy owning.
I generally find fandroids less amusing because (on Slashdot at least) their energies seem equally driven by the same consumer devices but with irrational negativity.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce