Apple has a patent on the novel idea of "slide finger to unlock"
Finger-operated slide-to-unlock mechanisms are a marvel of modern technology
Thankfully Apple has invented many things through the millennia that have made everyone's life better.
I'm sure the starving African children are loving their iPhones.
Patents work on the general principle of easy approval, with thorough checks and debate only if there's an accusation of infringement.
The vast majority of patents are never used to defend what they're patenting, and it would be a massive waste of manpower if the patent offices started scrutinizing each patent more closely.
That being said, this isn't a particularly outlandish patent and I don't think it would be overturned if challenged. /g/ just likes inflating non-issues like this.
>How obvious stuff like this can be patented
I had been using smartphones (mostly windows mobile) from 2000.
Some phones had a button combination to unlock. Others had an "unlock" onscreen button, and when pressed, a popup would appear asking for confirmation.
Also, you could download some apps, to unlock the phone by drawing a pattern in 9 dots.
What I'm trying to say is, it's not obvious at all unless you grew up after when iPhones were the norm you underage cunt.
>the thing that you slide has to be an image
well topkek, you can slide "nothing" and not care about this retarded patent
Who actually gives a shit about Africa anymore?
>here, have some food
>oops, we accidentally tripled our population, and we are starving again!
>have even more aid
>have some jihadists in return! and Aids! and Ebola!
>well here is some aid, medical care, cures for ebola
>damn whiteies, always keeping the black man down! muh dick! muh slavery!
ooh no, i'm being edgy, time for a lot of posts calling me out on being edgy despite accurately representing historical fact
There is a game they play in africa, where a large number of men with surround a woman, molest her, steal her underwear, and sometimes rape her and strip her naked and then disperse rapidly.
They played this game in germany, with over 1000 men. I don't want them in my country, in my ancestral lands, raping my friends and family
The specific nature of this patent seems to make it redundant. It's not a patent on sliding to unlock, it is a patent on "sliding an image to unlock and having the image move as you slide your finger. also the image has text on it and the text may change as you unlock".
It's like they patented the implementation of an idea rather than the idea itself.
Holy shit this
Africans are filthy monkies and there is nothing else to it.
We have tried so many times to bring them into the first world but the refuse every single time.
Just let them starve to death. They made their bed they can sleep in it.
Patents are pretty easy to get. It only becomes an issue when another company infringes. Then apple sends a cease and desist and if they don't it goes to court. In this case, I doubt apple will win it, the probably haven't challenged Samsung and other companies that do this bc they know theyll lose in court, and they'd rather have it to intimidate smaller companies
you mean the part where after whites set up successful agriculture the darkies used governments to take over and kick the farmers off the land, only to realize a few years down the line that whitey's farms were the only reason they had any food
>Everyone watch while I take the history of one relatively small region of Africa and generalise about the entire continent, a continent that is larger and more diverse than any other on the planet
Go fuck yourself
Yes it IS apples fault.
They should be sued, simple as that.
i hate tards like you that see one person/group/company do something stupid or exploit something, so rather than just use the system we have in place specifically for singular or few-and-far-between cases, going to court, let's instead make large unneseccary restrictions that most of everyone did not need nor want.
Sorry for the rant, desu, that was only partially to you specifically.
Actually he is.
I wonder if he thinks African Americans are starving in America
>he thinks transplanting dindus to another country makes them not dindus
Always reminded of these
>"Door chain" by Santeri Viinamäki. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Door_chain.JPG#/media/File:Door_chain.JPG
Simple but not widely adopted enough for competing companies to claim prior art. Also, everyone pays everyone else in patent royalties. MS pays Apple, Apple pays MS, Samsung pays Apple and Microsoft, etc.
Have they ever had a successful attempt at defending this 'patent'?
They would have more of a case if they didn't literally copy practically every single element of MS Office.
Literally millions of other programs use sliders like that, MS only sued Corel for it, take a wild guess why.
>There is a game they play in africa, where a large number of men with surround a woman, molest her, steal her underwear, and sometimes rape her and strip her naked and then disperse rapidly.
Holy shit they're not even trying to hide that they copied Office 1:1 down to the icons.
In all seriousness though, that's pretty damning. No wonder why they have to charge for their product.
>Man held at gunpoint by 3 women
>Semen pilfered via 'rape'
>It's happened more then once
The amazing thing about those is that you only really need a knitting needle or something to open them from the outside.
Of course, this prevents all but the homosexual criminals from getting in without breaking anything.
They're not locks, they're just there so you can open the door part way without someone being able to easily push the door open on you.
There's no point getting upset about something not doing what its not designed to do.
Correct, its how i think of slide to unlock anyway.
It doesnt stop a full attempt to open a door, much like slide to unlock doesnt stop a full attempt to open a door.
It stops accidental/opportunistic entry, Its more a mental block to make sure the user really wants to do the thing they want to do.
Honestly, it was a novel idea at the time.