Apple Trying To Sue Over Galaxy Nexus’ Unlock Gesture

Apple Trying To Sue Over Galaxy Nexus Unlock Gesture

iPhone left | Galaxy Nexus right

Ok c’mon Apple, you’re making yourself look really stupid now. Apple are now reportedly going after the lockscreen on the Galaxy Nexus, the lockscreen from Ice Cream Sandwich.

As you can see from the screenshot above, the Galaxy Nexus lockscreen looks a lot different from the iPhone lockscreen. Anyone could tell them apart. But Apple feel as though the lockscreen infringes their “Slide to unlock” patent which they were granted a while back.

Many devices and even apps have lockscreens which are a hell of a lot similar to Apple’s lockscreen, why don’t Apple sue them? It’s obvious Apple is picking on Samsung on purpose because Samsung are competing very well in the smartphone market. Their Galaxy line is one of the most popular around the world.

Apple aren’t just going for Samsung though. If it does infringe the patent it would also be an attack on Android Ice Cream Sandwich which is owned by Google. Apple are going for two birds with one stone here.

I couldn’t see this going through unless the judge was thick as shit.

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Oliur Rahman

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Comments

  1. Samsung should sue Apple for being sued too much! :))

  2. Dhawal D says:

    LOL that was pretty blunt!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    There was a time when I really respected apple. I found the whole nature of the company quite inspiring, and their designs and products really innovative. I can’t help feeling disappointed now though. They still make great products, but all this suing nonsense is just ruining my whole image of them. The two lockscreens are totally different, and if this isn’t merely an attempt to suppress opposition then I don’t know what is. 

  4. its a shame because I love my mb air and my iphone but things like this would make me stop buying a companies product..

  5. Oscar Gleisner says:

    Now this is why i fucking hate Apple, they’re so pathetic.

  6. Bidyut Mukherjee says:

    Oh really, Apple?

    Seriously??
    You’re a bunch of imbecile, egoistic, condescending nincompoops!
    Can’t bear to fight without underhand blows, eh?

  7. In such moments I really understand Apple haters..

  8. But this doesn’t even make sense. Apple DID patent something along the lines of “sliding a block (or image?) across the screen in a predefined path to unlock the phone”. That’s obviously not what the Galaxy Nexus does, as it has a circle where you can move the… lock image(? is there even a proper word for it?) where ever you want. And they don’t even look like each other.

    Jesus Christ, Apple….

  9. But this doesn’t even make sense. Apple DID patent something along the lines of “sliding a block (or image?) across the screen in a predefined path to unlock the phone”. That’s obviously not what the Galaxy Nexus does, as it has a circle where you can move the… lock image(? is there even a proper word for it?) where ever you want. And they don’t even look like each other.

    Jesus Christ, Apple….

  10. dd says:

    they need to be careful. Google has been buying patents. They now own a patents for the “computer phone” bought from IBM. I think Google is getting ready to end the iphone. I dont want the iphone to go away the competition is needed i just wish apple would go about it the right way