Feeds

Apple refutes 'Sony Jony' iPhone prototypes

What about these blueprints, Sammy?

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Apple has cocked a snook at Samsung's claim that the iPhone's look was based on Sony designs by showing off a series of blueprints - all closer to the iPhone design - that predate the controversial 'Jony' sketches.

The Cupertino company's "Purple" concept materialised in August 2005, long before the Jony mock-up was made, reveals Samsung vs Apple court documents (PDF).

In Apple's defence, Shin Nishibori was said to have added the Jony logo as "an enjoyable side project", essentially an inside joke based upon a concept Apple had already designed.

Apple iPhone design,

The document alleges project Purple was knocked up without any Sony influence and was the true inspiration for the original iPhone, released in 2007.

With the Sammy Apple battle in full swing this week, judges in the court are hearing more shots fired than those at the Olympics. Unfortunately. it looks like one exhausting marathon. Can't we just disqualify them both? ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.