Apple has sued archrival Samsung over five iOS features which it claims the latter has stolen. The amount it expects to be paid is $2 billion.
The first info-war over patents took place in 2012 and Apple was awarded $1 billion to the detriment of Samsung. Now, a second phase has begun and it is the same old story once again. Apple is pointing an accusing finger at Samsung which it claims has engaged in extreme copycat behavior. There are approximately five iOS features that Apple says Samsung surreptitiously stole without prior permission. They are listed below:
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- System & Method: iOS connects the dots and allows emails and text messages to be converted into links. The operating system accomplishes this action with the smooth skills of an electronic wizard.
- Ubiquitous Interface: Whatever information you enter into the word slot of the search engine will yield solid results. SERPs from both the Internet and the gadget will accrue in your direction. The pinpointed nature of the results is crucial and so are the extensive added links that are a fundamental part of the search.
- Synch Data Synch: Schemes for keeping data in synch not to mention in non-synch sequences is what this is all about. And the fact that both these threads occur simultaneously is in itself a miracle of technological engineering. The synchronization between various contraptions is one of those highly complicated processes that have their own jargon suited to their functioning.
- Unlocking the Gizmo: The wording here is simple enough and even a four year old child can understand what is being said. The swipe methodology for unlocking your smart phone has replaced the older schematics. Many things got solved via this simple yet efficient trick of technology.
- Word Recommendations: This is a self-correcting feature that really makes things so easy that it is a blessing in disguise. Instead of punching away at the keys, you have to move on and the word will get corrected automatically.
Samsung may be guilty since where there is smoke there is fire. Apple would not be making the pronouncement of guilty against Samsung had it not felt cheated in the field of technological innovation. All we can do is to wait and see what the outcome of the trial will be.