Apple refutes 'Sony Jony' iPhone prototypes
What about these blueprints, Sammy?
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.
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? ®
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Re: Vote with your Pounds
Apple are actually on the wrong side of the FRAND. Samsung offered the same FRAND terms as they do to everyone else and Apple turned them down. The reason being that Samsung's FRAND terms include a mobile patent cross license. Apple wanted to keep all it's mobile patents to itself so refused the deal as they just wanted to pay cash for the FRAND patents. Then used the patents without paying any license fee. Read the court submission from Samsung, Apple will eventually loose and loose badly on this one...
Samsung would actually have been in breach of it's FRAND obligations if it had given Apple a different deal, because the deal must be NONE DISCRIMINATORY, and not requiring Apple to cross license all it's mobile patents would have been discriminatory.
Re: Vote with your Pounds - Nonsense
This is such a stupid comment to make... Why?
Well the whole thing that's incensed many is that products are being banned from sale for reasons that may not stand up as ethical or fair.
How can you vote with your pounds if the courts have taken the product off the shelves for you? Your line has no substance. The public are being denied the vote.
Yes it will affect the UK too, it's an international market in this day and age.
According to Samsung, "As Mr. Nishibori has confirmed in deposition testimony, this Sony-style design he prepared changed the course of the project that yielded the final iPhone design." Apple is now trying to get this testimony stricken.
"quick make up some prototype sketches.."
really Apple..... Just give up....