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Apple: They Didn't Build That - Ideas Apple Bought, Borrowed and Stole

Apple: They didn't build that! Ideas Apple bought, borrowed, and stole Apple may be the most successful tech company ever. Many credit Steve Jobs with being the source of the ideas and products that brought about the personal computing revolution. But who's really responsible for the innovations that made products like the Macintosh, iPhone, and iPad possible? The answers may surprise you! $128,000,000,000 Apple sales, 2011 $128 billion Who Are the Real Masterminds Behind the Success? Apple's chief industrial designer, Jonathan Ive, may have been the brains behind many i-creations I pay maniacal attention to where an idea comes from, and I even keep notebooks filled with my ideas. So it hurts when [Steve Jobs] takes credit for one of my designs. Jonathan Ive Picasso had a saying. Good artists copy. Great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. -Steve Jobs (1996) But Jobs wasn't so nonchalant when he felt others were Fun fact: this is likely a misattribution... the "quote" may be inspired by Picasso, Igor Stravinsky or T.S. Eliot. SAMSUNG copying, borrowing or stealing Apple's ideas... Apple recently won a lawsuit alleging Samsung stole patented Apple ideas for its phones and tablets Apple Devices with Bought, Borrowed or Stolen Ideas 16.8 units sold million in 2011 66% market share (computers over $1000) 1963 Mouse invented by Stanford Research Institute's Doug Engelbart Mac Engelbart's mouse in 1964 1970 Engelbart patents the mouse 1979 Jobs visited Xerox engineers at Palo Alto Research Center, taking inspiration for his mouse and window interface Apple has taken ideas for the Mac OS from MS Windows Arthur OS with icon dock Icon Dock for managing applications wa in OS X, 14 years after the Arthur OS, Unix, Linux, RISC OS, Amiga OS and OS/2 all incorporated docks. t used • Finder Sidebar • Mac Path Bar • Back and Forward Buttons • Screen Sharing · ALT+TAB through open apps $17+ billion in sales '05-11 $17,000,000,000 The most successful PIX4 300+ million sold portable media player in the world SELECT PLAY Kane Kramer's IXI DAP iPod sketch from 1979 Apple admitted stealing the iPod concept from Britain's Kane Kramer, who invented a similar 74% device in 1979, but The click-wheel browsing interface was ripped from Creative's NOMAD II Jukebox, peak market share in '05 Apple refused to pay him anything for it. which debuted over a year before iPod. NOMADIL Similar to this pocket radio designed by Braun in the Audio Highway's Listen Up and the MPMan by Saehan Information Systems predate the iPod. '50s and '60s. MPMan Listen Up $41+ billion total revenue Largest music vendor on Earth 400 million active users Based on SoundJam by Jeff Robbin and Bill Kincaid. Released 000000 by Casady and Greene in 1999, then bought by Apple in 2000. iTunes 70% was Ritmoteca the first online music of the store, that debuted in 1998. It had many of .com. download market the same functional features as iTunes and contracted with major music distributors. 16,000,000,000+ 16+ billion songs sold 2 of Apple's Touchscreen technology $4 250 million sold was invented in 1965. revenue Multitouch was pioneered by FingerWorks, founded in 1998 and bought by Apple in 2005. is from iPhone sales Apple took the idea, name, and logo for IOS5 wireless syncing app Wi-Fi Sync from developer Greg Hughes.after rejecting it for the iTunes App Store! 24% smartphone market share iPhone SAMSUNG Samsung claims thatApple stole its "pinch to zoom" feature from Diamond Touch, shown to a group of Apple engineers in 2003. Samsung F700 phone was released almost simultaneously with the iPhone 3. The design and interfaces are suspiciously similar. $150+ billion total revenue $150,000,000,000 84 million sold Exceeds Mac in sales & revenue Microsoft developed and sold the MS Tablet PC in 2002, years before the iPad. iPad Roger Fidler of digital publishing at University of Missouri claims Apple engineers saw prototypes for a tablet computer he began designing in 1981 70% of the tablet Japanese Fujitsu built a touch screen device they called "iPad," but Mag-Tek already had a number-encrypting device of the same name...Both devices market PAD preceded Apple's device by a decade! $9.2 billion 3Q 2012 $9,200,000,000 So there you have it... imitation is either the highest form of flattery, or the lowest form of competition. Provided by: SOURCES Jobs, %E2%80%9Csteal%E2%80%9D-their-iphone-design-from-samsung-pot-meet-kettle/,, at-lawsuits-2012-8 le copies_rejected app/

Apple: They Didn't Build That - Ideas Apple Bought, Borrowed and Stole

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Apple may be the most successful tech company ever. The Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other and the world around them. The question is, did ...


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