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Apple Now Attempts to Take Down the Motorola XOOM, Our Eyes Couldn’t Possibly Roll Harder

Here we go again…Apple attacking another company.  Can we go at least one day without them filing some sort of intellectual property claim/suit/infringement/whatever you want to call it, against another competitor?  Today’s recipient is Motorola.  And here is me yawning.  And rolling my eyes.  And laughing at how comical this has become  I actually have nothing else to say, which is odd.  I’m just so sick of Apple trying to bully every other tech company in the world out of releasing products that compete with theirs.  As we seem to be saying a lot these days – here’s to hoping that governments continue to be pro-innovation and not pro-douche whiner.

Bleh.  Bleh.  And more bleh.

Via:  BGR

Cheers Eric!

  • Geonautics

    It’s a strategic move to hinder sale of other Android tablets / devices, buying times until the next iPad and iPhone.  This is the art of business war.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm CrApple = Lodsys

  • Terrance Steiner

    I can’t really fault Apple for doing this.  Every major company does this, we just here about Apple more often because they are Apple.  They [currently] have every legal right to protect their patents in this way.  What I can fault is a broken patent system that even allows this to happen.  The patten system as it exists stifles innovation,  hurts competition, rises prices and cost jobs.  A company can either spend millions of dollars defending questionable patent lawsuits or they can expand and hire new workers.  They cannot do both.

    There is currently a bill going through congress to “fix” the patent system that does no such thing.  It only speeds up the rate in which patents can be issued.  It does not do a thing about fixing the broken system.  I agree with Mark Cuban’s blog post from last week (you should all look it up) that we should get rid of software and process patents and allow companies to actually innovate.  If you agree with me contact your congressmen and let them know that the patent system in this country needs to be fixed.

    Patents are important, but process patents like swiping to unlock or Amazon’s one-button buy are ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous
  • I just paid $22.85 for an iPad 264GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Anonymous

    I can’t lose respect for apple, I never had any o.O

  • Joelseph

    Ugh.  Apple is officially the Metallica of technology companies.

  • Roll your eyes any harder and you may pull a muscle.  I damn sure did.

  • Davros

    I think aphole’s plan is to get a win, then use that as evidence against the next company they sue. Then if they get 2 wins it becomes a standard and they are free to sue everyone. I think Google should sue them when the Idont5 drops with its revolutionary “notifications” and all 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Its a sad sad day when a leading company decides its best to compete in the courts as opposed to in the market. Is this really your best Apple? Have you just stopped trying to keep up with Android and have decided its just best to try and sue it into oblivion? When did court cases become a legitimate business strategy? This is just pathetic. Could you possibly look more desperate Apple?

    • RW-1

      This is what occurs when only one manufacturer, as big as they are, is pitted against many different manufacturers, each making a product.

      One cannot maintain lead against the multitude for long.

      Hmm, a nauseating smell of desperation has washed over Cupertino …. Glad I’m not living there.

  • Anonymous

    Magicians are now also involved as Apple has sued them for being ”magical”!!!

  • i have lost ALL respect for Apple. 

    • Anonymous

      I never had any respect for apple mainly due to the egomaniac control freak Jobs!

      • Anonymous

        Hasn’t he just up and died yet?

    • Peter Bartholomul

      I dont even use Itunes to listen to the music saved on my laptop anymore. All I use Itunes for is to find popular new music and then download it for free online

  • CIFchamp24

    You do realize that moto just sued apple for like 10 copyright infringements not too far back right? All companies do it. It means nothing and it will never stop

    • Anonymous

      we already covered that. the link is in one of my comments

      • CIFchamp24

        Coo coo. I’m not gonna read all 150 posts before I comment. Just making sure it’s been stated.

    • Anonymous

      Moto is doing it to send a message to Apple, cut it out, we have guns too

    • Anonymous

      Moto’s lawsuit was a preemptive measure in retaliation for Apple’s lawsuit against HTC because it was a broad attack on android as a whole.

  • Orson Wells

    apple is ingsoc. 2+2=5. double + for the proletariat party’s propaganda campaign! the ministry of truth’s victory ratio at the patent office against the forces of eurasia has risen 26%

    • MrKazman

      Ignorance is strength!

  • Anonymous

    Apple needs to go shit in their hats. Who seriously believes that the Xoom is copying the iPad, they don’t really look alike besides the fact that they are both 10″ tablets. The iPad has a “home” button, the Xoom has no buttons, the Honeycomb interface IMO looks nothing like iOS 4, do I need to go on? Apple is just pissed off/scared that they may actually get knocked out of the number 1 spot and they’re trying everything in their power to stop that from happening.

    • Livelongdieeasy

      I don’t think theyre all that worried….. Apple sold more iPad 2s in their first couple hours than the xoom has in total. I know we like droid here but lets not be naive.

      • Anonymous

        Why else would they be doing it? They may not be “scared” per say , but they don’t want it cutting into their market share. They’re scared of losing profit.

        • CIFchamp24

          Because moto has to settle on the lawsuit because all of these tech companies own a bunch of patents. When other companies break those patents held by someone (say apple). They get free money (besides trial fees) by suing. Eeeeeaasssyy money

    • Anonymous

      The Xoom cannot be copying the iPad because the iPad works and the Xoom blows. That being said I hate everything Apple. Thank God for my Galaxy 10.1

      • Peter Bartholomul

        The Ipad works but it doesn’t do much. The Ipad is basically an oversized Iphone. Nothing more then that. The Xoom can’t even be compared to an android phone since the Xoom and other Tablets have a completely different version exclusive to tablets with different features.

  • not first

    After this they are going to try to block the sales of all “droid” branded phones for having an “i” in the name. At this point I think Apple is just afraid of competition.

  • TomHolmes

    I will read my email on a maxipad before I read it on an iPad.

  • TheCastleGuard

    Forget 4G LTE, forget a dual core processor, forget 720p resolution, forget it all.  The most anticipated new feature of the iPhone 5 will be a button to push for calling a sleazy personal injury lawyer so you can be like Apple and sue as many people as possible…… This new program will be called iSuit.  I may get the iPhone 5 since I stubbed my toe in the mall yesterday.  

  • and the apple fan boys continues to shell out money to pay for the attorney fees, the only reason apple product cost so much is that all the attorney fee that are charged to apple are priced into their product. if they stop suing and start innovating, the might actually be able to bring down the price and compete fairly. 

  • Manny

    All goggle needs to do is dump all these looser companies Samsung,lg htc and make the next Nexus phone a motorola phone and all these infrigment cases will cease to exist…

    • Anonymous

      I would like to see that battle. Nexus vs iPhone. That’s a real comparison if it ever happened. not iPhone vs 39 other manufacturers 

      • manny

        exactly finally someone with something intelligent to say. that’s the only phone that was made with something else in mind and not apple

  • Anonymous

    the good thing about open source? it’ll probably get passed up by anonymous. Apple on the other hand……

  • Anonymous

    RIM and the Playbook are next, just watch. Then after that they’ll sue LG for plans to plans a tablet similar to the IPad.

  • geedee82

    iGnorance

  • Kellex, why are you on BGR to begin with? 95% of their articles are on the iPhone, and even when they have an Android related article, they mention the iPhone.

    • Anonymous

      look at the comments on BGR. Very few are for Apple in this instance 

  • They stoop to a lower level every time I hear something about them. It’s pathetic.

  • babadush

    To the people saying Motorola sued Apple…they had valid reasons for it. Not to mention they invented the cell phone (cooper was working for them at the time). Here was Motorola’s claim. This is pretty straight forward.

    “The technologies Motorola execs say are theirs involve “wireless communication technologies, such as WCDMA (3g) GPRS, 802.11 and antenna design, and the key smartphone technologies including wireless email, proximity sensing, software application management, location-based services, and multi-device synchronization” 
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20018791-37.html

  • Manny

    One thing is for sure…after reading through the comments I can tell that Iphone and Ipad users are a little more mature and sophisticated. No apple blogs talk this much shit about android.

    • babadush

      go to macrumors.com you’ll see just as many haters over there.

      • droidd

        yeah there may be some android haters at macrumors, but they’re not as vicious and defensive as fanboys are here. plus, at least they have professional authors that don’t comment on the stories in such a negative way.

    • Anonymous

      You must be joking, have you been under a rock for the past decade?

    • Anonymous

      Have you not read your own flame-bait, troll posts?

      Damn it, I fell for the troll!

    • Anonymous

      hard to talk shit about a superior product.

  • Anonymous

    Way to leave out the fact that Motorla themselves have been suing Apple, not countersuing, as well. I’m rolling my eyes indeed Kellex.

    • Anonymous

      Incorrect.

      • Anonymous

        Read the source. 

        • Anonymous

          You’re right, it was Microsoft that sued Motorola first.  Moto sued Apple after they sued HTC because their patent claims were broad against android.

    • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Analogies for Apple:

    Apple’s like the drunk but exceedingly rich douchebag at a college frat party taking swings at people.
    If this were a Disney movie about horses, Apple would be the blue-blood turd riding English style who doesn’t like to let poor people and girls who wear flannel into the same riding arena.

    Apple’s like the has-been at the gym who used to be a hit with the ladies, but now struts around with a white-guy jerry curl and bogarts the bench for an hour doing half-reps while screaming.

    Make your own; they’re fun!

    • Anonymous

      well said

  • Like I said on phandroid the xoom doesn’t look or feel like an apple product so why? I’m guessing that android is gaining too much steam over in the EU and apple is just trying to slow it down to give time for their products to sell…just my opinion tho

    • Anonymous

      That’s exactly what they’re doing.  Apple can see the writing on the wall, Android is going to do to them what Microsoft did to them in the PC world; they’ll be relegated to 5% of the market.

      • EC8CH

        They tried the same thing back then and tried to sue microsoft over windows.  They didn’t win back then, but today they have moe money… and we all know that’s more important than the truth in the courts.

        • Anonymous

          Indeed.

        • Anonymous

          Jobs knows how important money is. thats how he jumped all the others ahead of him on the transplant list.
          hard to respect a man who screwed over those waiting longer just because he could.

          • Anonymous

            If that’s true he’s a bigger assclown than I even imagined.

      • Manny

        you idiot Osx is sold on on computer while windows on about 20 and it still doesn’t work.

        • Anonymous

          Go learn history.

        • Anonymous

          yeah, osx  is sold on a computer that costs 60% more than a comparable windows computer. cannot be user updraded and despite the usual apple bullshit, is very prone to virus.

          • manny

            have you ever owned a mac.. b/c I’ve had 3 and upgraded all of them.

  • TheAndroid1

    Motorola has recently sued Apple for patent infringement.

    Is it different because it’s Androidhttp://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/motorola-suing-apple-for-patent-infringement/&category=classic&postPage=1

    Motorola tried to sue apple over a slew of patents including one for wireless email. I’m all for not suing to block competition, but try not to let your fanboyism blind you too much.

    • babadush

      all of the suing is ridiculous. it’s pointless. everyone is guilty of it in Silicon Valley but Apple seems to be taking it a bit too far. Barring devices from being sold so customers get redirected towards Apple products isn’t really playing fair. 

      • Manny

        Name one instance in which apple is guilty of this..

        • babadush

          trying to block sales of Samsung tablets from Australia and the EU isn’t an instance? When a customer goes into a store and they want a Samsung Galaxy and they can’t have one because they are gone. Then the salesman says “maybe you’d like to look at an apple ipad”  I never said it was fact I’m saying if this keeps up that is how it will happen. Now that they are trying to block Xooms. 2 of the biggest Android tablet makers are going to be barred from stores. 

          • Manny

            this is almost like when cystar sold pc’s with osx on them was that legal…….every product that samsung has released and will release is in some shape or form a copy of something apple designed first. NOT ANDROID.NOT CUPCAKE NOT FROYO NOT GINGERBREAD.. SAMSUNG. You mean you can’t tell the similarities in touch wiz and ios. and who would have early access to all this being that the iphone 3g and 3gs include alot of samsung made parts….

          • TheAndroid1

            I wouldn’t go that far.  Samsung doesn’t copy everything, they make a ton of different electronics.

            How could they copy a television when Apple hasn’t even made one.

            I have no problem with the Galaxy Tab, I think it’s different enough.  I do have a problem with Touchwiz and some of their phones as they try to trick people into thinking they have an iPhone.

            I think Apple does have some stupid lawsuits however they still have the right to fight for their patents.

            I have a problem with Android fanboys thinking Apple is the only one suing over patents.  Motorola was suing Apple for Mobile Email, it doesn’t get more ridiculous than that.

            If you want to talk about unfair, look at the guy who left Apple and went to Google and shared secrets.  Ever wonder why Apple might not be happy with them?

            I’ve been with this site from the beginning, but am now losing a ton of respect for Kellex.  He’s starting to become an Apple hater. It went from the occasional in his words “jab in the ribs” to hating Apple on almost every post. Look at his new HTC post where he criticizes Apple even though they have absolutely nothing to do with the post.  He needs to start being a little more objective in the articles and express more in the comments because a lot of people don’t take sides, they can see the good in all technology.

          • manny

            another intelligent comment

          • RL7189

            I agree 100 percent not only that how come kellex doesn’t mention about google infringed with java that google new about android being build with java that google didnot want to license and go to war with others.

  • Manny

    wow talk about android fan boys..I made one comment agreeing with apple and it gets deleted…..wtf

    • babadush

      mine got deleted along with yours. I have to agree with you that’s not right. 

      • Wunderwaffe

        Why are you guys even here?

        • Anonymous

          You are confusing me with someone who likes apple.

    • Anonymous

      That’s almost as bad as what apple’s doing lol. 

      Smooth move Droid Life :p

    • How can you possibly agree with this move?  I wish it wasn’t deleted so I could ridicule your intelligence.. I think Kellex was doing you a favor.

  • thetwostep

    I find it funny that Apple used to call IBM the big enemy in the early 80s…..  Now it looks like Apple has taken it to a new level…..

    • Anonymous

      Apple’s logo should be prominently displayed under the definition of hypocrite.

  • Anonymous

    lol apple

    “Moto’s stop copying meee and doing it better or else I’m gonna sue on you!. MOMMY!” 

  • asdf

    God I hope that Google sues Apple the second that iOS 5 is released. They copied way more right there than any other company has even come close to doing to Apple.

    • Anonymous

      iOS is practically a clone of android now with all the features its stolen since the Droid launched which is literally almost three dozen or so.  All it’s missing is widgets and customizable homescreens, that’ll be coming in iOS 6.

      • Manny

        how can ios be a clone of something when ios was released first ?

        • Wunderwaffe

          Have you not read any facts lately. Just take a look at their supposedly “new notification system” and then come back and try to troll again.

          • Mpineda25

            you moron because apple is using some features that android has its a clone.

          • Wunderwaffe

            yeah it’s almost as bad as your grammar.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately (or fortunately), Google doesn’t instigate lawsuits and only holds patents for defense.

  • Anonymous

    This crap is getting out of hand…..what little respect I had for Apple Inc. is gone

  • Captainhowdy13

    Yet another reason why I hate apple. Just something I always disliked right from the iPod days. Never owned apple and proud hah.
    Now If my Droid 2 would quit freezing and restarting that’d be great!

  • Todd Hall

    This just in. Sources close to the case have leaked that God has just been served with papers claiming copyright infringement and defamation relating to has purported creation of the apple and for referring to said trademark as forbidden fruit. Stay tuned for further details.

    • babadush

      +10   hahaha

    • Gee

      Spot on, spot on

    • Anonymous

      Yeah and after him they are suing mother nature over the “cloud” 

      • Anonymous

        coool

    • Anonymous

      +100

  • This one will be about as successful as their attempted claim over the term ‘appstore’.  That one was hilarious.  This one should be good for a few extra laughs; especially since I own a XOOM (one of the first) and I’ve regretted it due to Motorola’s lack of consistent support or integrity.  Apple really wants to do battle over this POS (with no 4G capability yet – promised in May, now it’s near September).  They really need to  pick their battles a little better.  Maybe start with something small – like a SIM card.

    • What would you do with that SD card

  • Jason Purp

    Obviously Apple hasn’t seen that wristband-like device that Motorola is working on. That just screams iPod Nano.

  • Dear Apple,

    Please GFY!!

    Im kinda glad my only apple product went in the wash now.

  • Anonymous

    I’d sue the first 4G LTE tablet maker too. Maybe they got the wrong address for Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    go get em apple.  i have your stock and not Moto crap.  make me so mo money baby

    • I doubt you have apple stock

    • Anonymous

      I hope Apple’s inflated stock crashes and you lose your life savings.

  • Anonymous

    next up.. HP for their TouchPad!

    • santadestroy25

      no probably not. hp’s touchpads are so bad, i’m pretty sure even apple would be ok with them passing that atrocity off as a touchpad.

      • Fattie McDoogles

        HA! You OBVIOUSLY aren’t familiar with Apple.

  • Gene Turner

    No wonder the cost of SmartPhones are going up. They have to pay the stupid lawyers, they seem to know how to muck up everything, just look at both houses of congress!!!

  • OG Droid

    Apple needs to get off its high Horse and eat a dick!

    • Anonymous

      you have this experience to recommend it?

      • OG Droid

        troll somewhere else fan boy

        • Adam Elghor

          they see me trollin. they hatin….

  • Manny

    Let’s be serious here Ladies….If you owned a company for which just about every product you released got copied in some form.. what would you do. I don’t own an Ipad or a Xoom so I’m not sure about that, but is it just a coincidence that touch wiz looks a hell of a lot like IOS…….

    • babadush

      you like cars? Hyundai look like accords but you don’t see Honda suing them

      • Manny

        It’s a diffrence when samsung uses the same design and the same parts to create “their own phone”

        • Anonymous

          You obviously have no idea what the current injunction in the EU is all about. I suggest you read up on it before further embarrassing yourself.

        • Anonymous

          all smart phones look the same. how many form factors can tablets and phones have? every flip phone looked the same, every car looks basically the same, every house has the same features, every computer looks the same, every monitor looks the same, every tv looks the same. point being there are only so many ways to change something. Apple is wrong

          • Manny

            Yes your right. Windows and Osx do basically the same thing but are built diffrently. The Iphone has ios and samsungs have touch wiz but is basically a copy of ios with android slapped on top.. remember goggle is not the culprit here. the manufacture is.

    • yea but apple didn’t invent the touch screen…pretty much everything they put out was already out in some form with another company

      • Manny

        in some form with another company….who put it all together in one ????? Iphone…….they didn’t invent the tablet but who started all this hoopla….? Somewhere along the line something was copied.

        • Anonymous

          Rofl, Apple copies all the time, they just spin the facts to convince the public that they invented it.

          • Manny

            afraid of what. what one product the Motorla have that will sell more than and apple product. the droid bionic???   more than the iphone 5…..if the sole reason the og droid was made was to compete with apple not the other way around when the iphone droped the razr had already fizzled…hahahahh you bum get your head out of your ass

          • Anonymous

            You have the spelling and grammar of an eight year old; the intelligence too.

          • manny

            You learned how to use a semicolon and a capital letter and all of a sudden you recieved a medal from the president….The fact that your ignorant still shows

  • babdush

    seriously apple. how many configurations can a tablet be? it’s a screen, and a backplate. that’s it. 

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Sad thing is they weren’t even the first to make a tablet. I can’t wait til the person who actually invented the tablet sues Apple for copyright infringement.

      • babadush

        That’s an interesting factoid. Who was the first? I’m not being sarcastic I’d really like to know

        • Fattie McDoogles

          No idea. But I know Dell had been making tablets long before the iPad came out.

          • babadush

            the funny part is this is how it should work. people copy people all the time. it drives companies to out do the other companies. who cares? it drives innovation at a much faster speed than this bs

          • Anonymous

            The problem here is that Apple wants to innovate at their own pace and not be pushed to do so. They would prefer to suck as much money from their fan base as they can before the next release.

        • DroidzFX
          • Anonymous

            Thank you for that. Be sure to use that link when anyone ever tries to dispute the iPad was the first tablet. there’s one on there 24 years old lol. Silly apple people

          • Devin Rs42

            Try use to have those laptops where the screen swirled around and then folded down with the screen up, werent those called tablet laptops.

          • Anonymous

            They’re still used, my roommate had one like 2 or 3 years ago.

          • Patchadams2000

            I use one for work. Panasonic Toughbook.

          • Anonymous

            very cool

          • Jon Garrett

            If you were able to find this hard evidence in support of Samsung, why the hell cant Samsung?  I would use their Q1 in support of the Tab 10.1  if anything, the 10.1 us just an updated version of their Q1 !!! WTF !!!

  • There losing the war thats all this proves

    • Mack

      If anything they will lose because of this, not lack of sales. As we all know people love to buy and keep using their products.

  • Mack

    I like some of Apple’s products but this is really getting old…you would think they would stop this out of sheer embarrassment but nooo. 

  • Somebody call Apple a Wah-mbulance!

    • Let me go grab Cryasaurus Rex! They can feed him their tears 🙂

    • Anonymous

      I think we should also get them some cheese to go with that whine and also some french cries.

    • Anonymous

      Do you hear that? It’s the world’s smallest violin…

  • This put Apple right up there with Susan G Komen in my books, who spends DONATION money to pay LAWYERS to sue any & all other entities who attempt to use their phrase “for the cure” and will maliciously….oh, wait, I’m now being sued by Susan G Komen.  Gotta run!

  • Fattie McDoogles

    OK… This is the only time you will EVER see me say this… I miss Steve Jobs. As childish and petty as he was, and as many direct shots as he took at other companies, he never pulled stunts like this. They just really don’t know what to do over there without him running things.

    • Anonymous

      Who says he isn’t behind these lawsuits?  Jobs is an a-hole, I could easily see him spearheading this.

  • Bob

    Apple… really?  Did Moto pay you to do this in order to get some publicity?

    • Anonymous

      Seriously though…why would they go after Motorola for the Xoom? Are people still buying this thing?

  • santadestroy25

    and they are getting sued themselves by a bunch of other tech companies too. should we be rolling our eyes at that too? its all silly, but dont act like apple are the only ones doing what they are doing.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      The problem is not that they are suing people, its that they don’t have valid cases for most of the stuff they are suing for. Its like if I sued you for using the #25 in your name because its my birthday. Those are the kind of lawsuits that Apple is filing

    • Anonymous

      Those other companies suing Apple are just as bad as Apple and no, they aren’t affiliated with android.  All patent trolls are scumbags, including the ones suing Apple.  Apple’s and Microsoft’s claimed patent violations against android and the devices it runs on are a complete joke, not worth the paper they’re written on.  They’re just trying to stop the Google and android train (and the open source community by proxy) that’s taking the world by storm through any means necessary as it threatens their bottom line; their only viable option since their competitor offers a superior product is through political red tape and the broken patent system.

  • Anonymous

    Waah! we’re not making enough record making profits! Waahh!

  • If you can’t beat em, sue em.

    • Hellomoto

      And how exactly are they not beating them?

      • Wunderwaffe

        Why are you calling apple better when your name is hellomoto. Dumb troll.

      • Jon Garrett

        you said

        “and how exactly are they not beating them?”

        Android is out selling apple all over the world.
        Android OS is near 50% of the WORLD’S smart phone market
        Android Tablets went from about 6% market share last year to over 30% this year
        Android daily activations are over 600,000 per day, nearly double that of apple
        Android daily activations is on schedule to surpass One Million Activations per day by fall/winter 2011
        Android Marketplace will pass apple in number of apps by the end of this year.
        Android is the reason there was no “new” iphone this summer
        Android phones have been shipping with dual core processors for months now, apple fans are still waiting
        Android phones have 1080p shoot and record, apple has only 720p
        Android phones have USB, HDMI and micro SD slots, the iphone will NEVER have any of these
        Android phones have 3D capabilities, the iphone has none
        Android phones 8mp camera’s the iphone has 5mp
        Android phones have 1gig of ram, the iphone only has 512mb

        by the end of 2011, Android phones and tablets will hit the streets with quad core processors and 720p displays !!!! you’ll have to wait for the iphone 6 before you see any of these on an iphone.

        • Monk

          As trivial as it sounds I fully enjoy having a removable battery…  

        • Anonymous

          Your argument is missing the bigger picture. Apple makes more money. Has larger quality app market. What good is dual core if there hardly anything to use it? You can argue removable battery. OK how many people do you know have that problem? Camera and display is hands down better on iPhone 4. Google can’t even get android devices all on gingerbread timely.

          • Jon Garrett

            you said

            “apple makes more money”  how the hell does that benefit you? do they send you a check each month?

            “has a larger quality app market”  there are also a lot of beer apps, flashlight apps, fart apps and thousands of either useless apps or duplicate apps like todo apps and apps that claim to enhance your photos.

            “what good is dual core” well to start, its better than a single core. the phone is faster, games can use more cpu power without slowing you down, and when coupled with a full gig of ram which the iphone lacks, makes multi-tasking (another feature the iphone lacks) a breeze !!

            “camera display hands down better on the iphone” ? now I know you only get your information from one source., the Camera on the Sidekick 4G is the most advanced and best quality camera on a phone ever !!

            “Google cant get gingerbread on all devices timely” Google isnt responsible for that, the manufactures are and Google has now addressed that with ICS. apple on the other hand responds by dropping support for their devices alltogether. try getting anything pass 3.1 on an older idevice. the 3G will never go pass 4.1 and even the 3GS wont get iOS 5. so all those “quality” apps in the app store will be unavailable to those users.
            lets talk about what apple cant get done in a timely fashion

            they cant secure their OS so people cant jailbreak it, they jailbreak it
            because it lacks even basic features Android users have enjoyed since
            day one

            they NEVER fixed their antennae issue, steve jobs actually blamed it on the users saying that they’re holding it wrong.

            so basically you have had from the start, a phone that has an unfixable
            security flaw in its software AND a design flaw so severe it couldnt be
            fixed.

          • dr154

            I <3 U! nicely said.

          • DCtoMD

            Is this a joke. IPhone is the currently the best selling device on both Verizon and AT&T. On AT&T it’s #1 & 2 with the 4 and 3GS. iPhone 5 will continue this cycle. iPhone 4 easily has better battery like than most if not all android phones on the market. I average 16 hours on a single charge charge. The app stores are night and day, iOS app store is in a class above android because they have top developers makin superior apps. I’m coming frkm a Droid 1/Droid X on Verizon so I all about the android ins and outs as well as the rooting/overclock kernal community. Android will never achieve its full potential because of piracy and fragmentation. It’s way to easy to pirate and side load any app from the marketplace, and it’s also a nightmare for developers to recode their app countless times for the multitude of devices than run android. Developers choose iOS because the users actually pay for their apps and it’s a much more standard platform to develop on. Beefed up specs mean nothing when you’re not even getting the most out of OS. While you’re running your emulators smooth, I’ll be playing Call of Duty Zombies, Devil May Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto:chinatown wars, Street Fighter 4, Square -Enix Chaos Rings, Resident Evil 4, Rolando 2etc…basically quality apps is what consumers want.

          • Anonymous

            All you named was a bunch of games.  Want to play games, get a DS or the upcoming Sony NGP which will put the iPhone to shame in the games department.

            Sideloading is no easier for the average Joe than going to a website to jailbreak your iPhone and load pirated apps.  Fragmentation is an iFan talking point, nothing more.

            Yeah, the iPhone has more games, have fun playing them on your 3.5″ screen and outdated specs with far less features while being tethered to that itunes bloatware and locked into the overpriced Apple ecosystem.  Might as well go all in on the cult and get the fruit logo tattooed on your arm while rooting for their sales and profits to break more records.

          • Anonymous

            How many apps do you need???  I mean really.  I don’t have any problems finding useful apps on my android phone, there are nearly 300,000 to choose from and I’m seeing more and more iOS ports every day.

            There are plenty of apps that can use a dual core, the android OS can use dual core to actually multi-task, unlike iOS.

            The iphone 4’s camera is overrated, an oversaturated mess.  There are many phones that have just as good or better cameras.  http://www.phonearena.com/news/Smartphone-camera-comparison-you-choose-the-winner-Results_id20750

            Google has nothing to do with updates unless you get a Nexus.  Android phones still get updated far more often than iPhones.

          • Asdf

            I fail to see how your first point is relevant. So they make more money.. Are we really concerned about Apple’s earnings as end users…?

          • Anonymous

            lol funny see so many comments. personally don’t really care. was pro apple til iphone 4 flew out my pocket on a ride. everyone in immediate family has apple phones, ipads, appletv etc.

            i went opposite cuz i wanted try something different. got frustrated waiting on ipad2, went xoom. and for most part have been happy. the updates have fixed alot of bugs.

            personally its every patent owners job to sue, or else the patent isn’t enforceable.

            moto is suing apple as well for other stuff. in end its always about money.

        • LionStone

          geezus…that’s a crap load of Droid Does! 🙂

        • dr154

          yay buddy! Droid Does!

        • Anonymous

          DROID FTW !

    • Anonymous

      Apple’s new modo “If you can’t beat em, sue em”

    • TheAndroid1

      Motorola is already suing Apple for various patent infringements including MOBILE EMAIL, talk about worthless patents.

      • Anonymous

        Not as worthless as Apple’s and Microsoft’s detailing the use of buttons and icons in a grid to launch applications.

  • Marvinaire

    Cunt whole apple…excuse my french

    • Anonymous

      It’s so funny how bad words are associated with the French =D!

  • They are just jealous that the front of this device is a buttonless design.

  • Kaufkin

    Blah.

  • MikeyBotz

    Don’t blame them! What else do they have to do over there? They already made the replica of the i*hone 4 for the i*hone 5 launch, they need to do something to pass by the time!

    • Anonymous

      Nice one 🙂

  • Anonymous

    No, Apple is being a douche. I love Apple’s innovation, but this is making me never buy another Apple product again.

    • santadestroy25

      what a company does to another which has no direct influence on you is enough to make you avoid their products? that sounds silly. alot of android handset makers are pulling the lawsuit card too…gonna avoid their products also?

      • Anonymous

        None of the android manufacturers are suing, they’re only countersuing.

        Apple is a pos, scum sucking dirtbag company, why would I support them by buying their overhyped products when there are better alternatives available from companies that aren’t complete lying douchebags?  Why should I support a company that likes playing dirty and tries to kill its competition and reduce my options through frivolous lawsuits?  You must be delirious.

      • Anonymous

        No, because most of the other patent wars are being waged because of real concerns and arguments over IP, even if the patents are silly in themselves. But this is not what Apple is doing. Apple didn’t patent the rectangle with a screen, yet they act as though they do. I don’t like Microsoft for similar reasons with their ridiculous patent complaints, but Apple is bordering on comically ludicrous with suing everything that dare make a tablet or phone.

        • Manny

          just as long as those phones or tablets don’t “borrow ” from my hard work…….Do you ever wonder what happened to all the hype with netbooks…..Ipad did now everybody wants to release a tablet to try dig into that market share apple owns..bad press travels alot faster than good press still there is 1 ipad and lets say 6 or more android tablets and none of which have sold more than the ipad 1 

          • Anonymous

            You can’t own a market. You can only own the product that appeals to a market. Furthermore, one only has control of that market so long as the market itself maintains a demand for that product or service. When a better product comes along, the market can swing a different direction. iPad aside, it’s goes without saying that the Android OS has systematically turned the market in its direction and Apple is obviously sour that it is happening to them again (hello Windows).

          • Manny

            not a market but market share meaning the share of the specific product in which you sell or own or what ever it may be. Apple and Steve Jobs especially, basically picture the digital world in their own way. The problem is I think is that (excluding Goggle in their design of Android OS.) Every other phone and tablet manufacturer has infringed on some of their ideas and designs and just slap Android on top. Think Nexus one.. made by htc….then Nexus S made by none other than samsung. Vanilla android Goodness in an iphone design …

          • Anonymous

            Since when has the Nexus been considered a copy of the iPhone? And how, exactly, does someone claim ownership on market share. The benefits of a capitalists society are also its drawbacks. A person can have a genius idea and a competitor and come out with a better version shortly thereafter. It’s the beauty and the beast of a capitalist society. Everyone has the right to compete if they do it legally.

          • manny

            The nexus isnt but the galaxy s phones are. Sure i enjoy the comp i’ve own a mac, an ipod, owned iphones but now i have a thunderbolt rooted runing cm7 but to sit here and be ignorant to the facts and side with one side like the other is an enemy or killed my siblings or something is stupid. Android and ios are two seperate op with some similarities and some diffrences. but by no means is one based of the other. Now when you come across these cell phone manufactures that had nothing going for them b4 the iphone came. And make products eerily simular thats wrong. I basically mean Samsung..All the others htc,motorola,and lg are i thing trying to do something diffrent.

      • Rob

        Saying TouchWiz looks like iOS is much more believable than saying the Xoom ripped off the iPad.

    • Anonymous

      I am with you on this one. Apple is becoming one of the single largest patent trolls in the history of mankind and I have a hard time supporting a company like that.

  • Eh, I’m not really surprised.