"Fuck Apple in the goat ass. They filed an injunction against the S3"
Steve Jobs was kind of a douchebag and an asshole as a human being, but I didn't expect Apple to continue to do his bidding after his death. This patent shit is going too far if you ask me. I respect the hell out of the innovations Apple has made and I actually like their products for the most part. I'm not in the "Apple hater" camp. Their acting like a bunch of spoiled ass bullies right now though. They actually have some competition- REAL competition for once, and just like with Microsoft back in the day, their mad about it. So.... fuck em. I'll never buy another Apple product again. I just bought my wife the iPhone 4s for mothers day, and I regret it now. I wish I would have tried to talk her into the Galaxy Nexus or some shit, because I really don't care to support these pricks anymore.
I'm a big fan of Android fueled products though and this shit seems to be extra. I mean, slide-to-unlock and auto complete? Some of the shit they mention in this and the HTC suit just seem so damn petty and trivial. I am one of those who will cop the S3, though I won't bother with a preorder in light of this after the HTC fiasco.
It looks like someone is planning to spoil Samsung’s party to debut the Galaxy S3 in the U.S. Foss Patents has recently released a report citing that Apple has filed a motion for preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S3. On Tuesday this week, Apple asked the court to add the upcoming flagship device from Samsung to its previous preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus.
Foss Patents said that while the preliminary injunction motion filed against the Galaxy Nexus in February targets four patents, Apple is still analyzing the Galaxy S3′s potential infringement of two of those patents – reportedly the slide-to-unlock patent and the autocomplete patent.
But with the launching of the device in the U.S. just around the corner, Apple is reportedly planning to speed up the process of the court’s analysis by narrowing down the targets to two, which Apple believes is clear that infringement can be shown with respect to these patents based on the current record.
The first one involves a type of universal search technology used by Siri, while the second one involves a system that automatically detects and identifies certain data on a device such as phone numbers, email addresses and hyperlinks – U.S. Patent 8,086,604 and U.S. Patent 5,946,647 respectively.
Today, Samsung has replied to Apple’s complaint saying, “If Apple wishes to seek an injunction against the Galaxy S3, the Court should require Apple to file a new motion and allow the parties to develop a full factual record on all four factors. Accordingly, the Court should reject Apple’s motion to amend its current notice of motion for a preliminary injunction.”