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? ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
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?
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.