Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
markhahn0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Survey: Apple patents worth $100 per device
markhahn0   8/13/2012 2:06:28 PM
NO RATINGS
making a page model real-world elasticity is not IP. double-tap-to-zoom isn't either - any more than pointing or pinching or single-tapping is. these are all gestures taken from The Real World. you know, the thing we all live in, the thing that makes such interactions non-novel? Apple should be praised for its success, but not given fealty. in fact, it should be punished for resorting to litigation rather than innovation.

TrafficSpecialist
User Rank
Rookie
re: Survey: Apple patents worth $100 per device
TrafficSpecialist   8/11/2012 8:06:37 AM
NO RATINGS
Break down the price on a new Iphone or Ipad deduct the manufactured cost of the device then calculate which features are more important to the users and assign reasonable cost benefit analysis, the 3 features in question become trivial relative to the price of the device but those are the figures that should be used to determine the value added to the Samsung devices by Apple patented "gizmos". Apple does not believe than competition drives the marketplace and would rather eliminate all competition giving everyone a generic box with no need to innovate since they would be the only game in town. Apple may feel it is necessary to milk their customers for every dime possible but they should not feel that since they do it the entire industry fall in line and do the same. Shame on you Apple! Being the owner of several Apple devices and an ardent consumer of high end electronics I am appalled that Apple seeks to defeat their competition through obliteration rather than innovation. As a parent I now feel responsible to provide alternatives to Apple for all of my children as an example of capitalism gone bad. Apple will need to go a long way to convince me that they see the error of their ways, until them they should see this post as only the first of many. I am setting my watchlists to Apple, please feel free to look for my future posts.

TrafficSpecialist
User Rank
Rookie
re: Survey: Apple patents worth $100 per device
TrafficSpecialist   8/11/2012 8:06:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Samsung should use diagonal swipe to increase image size with a fade out button to Auto-zoom, a ping or vibrate at the end of the page would be every bit as effective and "playful" users could even assign their own sounds such as a Homer Simpson "Dohhh" or the sound of Pacman dying just for a couple of examples. This survey was conducted by Apple and is biased for Apple it is ridiculous to assume that users would pay an average of $33.00 for each feature on a device. After paying for the electronics and activation my Droid Charge would cost over $2,000 just in features. My phone cost me less than apple believes their 3 "cute" features are worth, as a consumer I have just developed a new loathing for Apple.

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
3 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Caleb Kraft

Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
Caleb Kraft
Post a comment
This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
56 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Engineering Investigations
Caleb Kraft

Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
Caleb Kraft
8 comments
The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)