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We've known for a while that the iPhone 6 was going to be a fair bit bigger (once again), but here is a leak of one of the dummies supplied to case manufacturers to ensure they have their sizing absolutely correct.  The white phone is, of course, a Sammy Galaxy S5.

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The Apple copy of the Galaxy Note seems to be due later.  That this exists is in no doubt, and is another climb-down for a firm which ridiculed the original Note (and just about everything else they have slowly backtracked on).  The Note 4 will be out near year end, so Apple have a lot of catching up to do.  What it will be called is intriguing as surely they won't stoop to calling it the iNote?  iPadPhone sounds more than awkward!

 

None of this would matter if Apple adopted a live and let live attitude to competitors, and didn't constantly spin that their own originality and innovation was being compromised. The truth is that they are the biggest cloner of other people's ideas on planet Earth!

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None of this would matter if Apple adopted a live and let live attitude to competitors, and didn't constantly spin that their own originality and innovation was being compromised. The truth is that they are the biggest cloner of other people's ideas on planet Earth!

Surely every manufactured product in this world is cloned from previous knowledge and then wrapped up to hopefully appeal to enough punters so it makes a huge profit for the company clone! 

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Surely every manufactured product in this world is cloned from previous knowledge and then wrapped up to hopefully appeal to enough punters so it makes a huge profit for the company clone! 

 

That's how it should work, and work in favour of the consumer.  But Apple doesn't see it that way at all, and the US courts are heavily biased in their favour:

 

Samsung copied Apple's product designs, Schiller said, "It confused the customers on who's the creator of these products. It diminishes the value we've created for Apple as the creator of these products, of these beautiful things. It dilutes the way customers see Apple.”

Schiller detailed the impact that product confusion has on customers and business, "One of the jobs of my teams is the forecasting process. It's our belief that some customers are choosing to buy a Samsung product because one of the things it does is look like the iPhone and look like the iPad. It also has an affect after the first purchase, because additional customers then feed off the ecosystem of the devices they own.”

 

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2012/08/04/apple-vp-i-thought-they-were-just-going-to-copy-our-whole-product-line/

 

They want to brainwash people into believing that Samsung and others weren't producing phones and tablets long before they were, and that Apple hasn't borrowed heavily from other people's designs. In fact, that they own the customer, and everything else! If anyone invented the tablet it was Nokia - I had three different Nokia Internet Tablets long before the iPad was ever heard of, and there were plenty of touch-screen phones before the iPhone. Their products have always used plenty of carefully concealed Samsung components. They are masters of spin, and still fool many people.

 

I'm pointing out here that the next two Apple products will undoubtedly be blatant copies of Samsung firsts.  That's OK by me; many people will buy them, and good luck to them.  But.. when Apple start bleating about unfair competition and trying to stop competitor's products being marketed no one should believe the propaganda for five seconds. Though, that US courts will buy into their anti-competitive behaviour is pretty much a given.  Look at how the US courts have treated our own BP over problems created by an American drilling company in the Gulf!  A US company would have been treated quite differently.

 

The much vaunted A-for-Apple CPUs at the heart of the iPhone and iPad are in fact British designs from ARM.  Much of the graphics silicon is from British company Videologic.  These UK companies receive only a few cents royalty and are bound to secrecy, whilst Apple pretends they are its exclusive intellectual property, and stacks up billions in profits offshore. They don't repatriate these excess profits because they refuse to pay their taxes to the very government who aids them in their unfair practices. Only the lawyers and the spin doctors get filthy rich.  Now doesn't that sound rather similar to some situations nearer home?

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Don't normally remember much from films (last one I saw was Titanic!) but Dr Brown's Flux capacitor fro Back to the Future - brilliant. Surely the Flux Capacitor original?

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:D
 
Actually: Intel Inside, avaricious near-evil American megacorp Outside. ;)

Jobs spent a lot of his life knocking Intel products, whilst moving the religious following from one dead end to the next.  Then, in typical Apple fashion, left customers high and dry and moved to them.  New-speak at its finest!
 
 


 
"Don't be evil" is the informal corporate motto (or slogan) of Google.

 

Who do you suppose Google had in mind?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vs348

 

So, has the UK arm of the Apple Marketing Corporation finally turned?  Probably not, but some kudos for at least telling part of the truth about the Apple façade.

 

Of course other companies are at least partly guilty of similar practices, but for the most part workers and suppliers have a choice as they're far from monopolistic.  There are many great products out there that are functionally better than Apple - all are far better value, and don't fuel an near-evil US monopoly. This is particularly true of the UK, where Apple are quite frankly taking the proverbial out of their blinkered faithful.  So, don't be a dumb fashionista: take the advice of your nearest techie before parting with your hard-earned UK£.  In the fashion biz it's very easy to become "uncool" in no time at all!

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