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Photos of cases and parts of the oft-rumored, lower-cost iPhone – which has been referred to in multiple outlets as the iPhone 5C – have flooded the interwebs in recent weeks, but a new set raises the spectre of an ugly legal battle between Apple and arch-rival Google. We refer to an assortment of photos of what are said to be …

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Unsophisticated buttons?

They'll fit right in with the unsophisticated UI then!

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I hope you're not referring to iOS 7, which is going to magical. Not that it's anymore magical than iOS 6 which is of course, err, magical.

Magic!

PS. Those buttons look magical.

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Magical. That's why they made it look like My Little Pony, so the colours will fit in just fine

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Meh

I'd go as far as REVOLUTIONARY!

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It will

It will satisfy the cravings and give hope to all of those Android users who were unable to afford an iPhone but now might.

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Re: It will

My last 3 'droids have all cost more than the equivalent Jesus phone. Then again, they have all actually been good at what they do.

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You mean they're slavishly copying Microsoft?

(http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/windows-8-anime.png (yes, that's the real Japanese version of Win8 pro))

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"I hope you're not referring to iOS 7, which is going to magical"

Yes - apparently it's a straight port of the Windows Phone UI...

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Re: It will

It's not about capitalist/childish dreams of have the biggest, best or most expensive.

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Magical...

AND revolutionary. You left out revolutionary.

And lethal cunning...and an almost fanatical devotion to the pope. Or wait...I may be confusing things.

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Fixed

"Magical. That's why they made it look like My Little Pony, so their punters will fit in just fine"

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So that's what Hachi-tan looks like then....

/!\ For Me-tan...

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Re: It will

A fool and his money...

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Re: Fixed

The iPhone will never be as popular as MLP!

*cough*Dashisbestpony*cough*

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> The iPhone will never be as popular as MLP!

iBrony?

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Re: It will

"It will satisfy the cravings and give hope to all of those Android users who were unable to afford an iPhone but now might."

And they can finally ditch that virus protection software for good, plus get some decent software that they'll actually have to buy, bless 'em.

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The hues are nothing like the same.

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WTF?

Uninformed opinion! They FEEL the same.

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@AC colors

you are looking at them wrong

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holy crap !!!

is there no end to the lengths these crap journalists will go to to try make up a story out of absolutely FUCK ALL.

God almighty, so anyone who has used colours in their products are now copying Google? INSANE

if you were in any way UNBIASED, then where was the article saying that Google copied the original Apple logo by using colours.

FFS, i'm off.

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@ Seanie Ryan

Although I am not sure, nevertheless I will, making an effort to be generous, assume that the article was an attempt - however feeble and tedious - at humor.

That doesn't mean that the article isn't moronic....

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Re: holy crap !!!

Wow, either extremely sensitive about any fun poked at Apple, or time to switch to decaffeinated.

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I bet you'd not be able to tell the difference if a judge held them up at the other end of a court room.

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"I bet you'd not be able to tell the difference if a judge held them up at the other end of a court room."

Ah but sure Mr Cook would just have to stand there and theatrically demonstrate that no matter how hard he tries, the buttons simply don't fit, and thereby get off scott-free

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Re: holy crap !!!

The fact it is in Bootnotes should have clued one in that this is not a real article, this goes double for you, Turtle, as a silver badge.

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Re: holy crap !!!

@Seaanie Ryan::

FFS, a fanbois and an anthropogenic global climate change denier in one body.

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Black

That's my favourite colour for controls. Ideally they should be completely black and light up in black on a black background when you operate them.

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The black ones on that hefty Lumia are a nice black, and made from ceramic so you can clean them with Cilit Bang.

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Apples problem is they never label the buttons. They should be properly labelled in 4 point Helvetica narrow in a nice medium grey.

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Re: Black

Only priest phones have truly black phones. All other "Black" phones are just really, really, really, really, really, REALLY dark blue.

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Re: Black

Ideally they should be completely black and light up in black on a black background when you operate them

Alternatively they can be blank but display "don't press this button again" when pressed!

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Re: Black

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy refers to the rock band Disaster Area and their ship which was pre-programmed to crash into the sun.

Zaphod stated, 'Every time I press one of these black controls, labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let me know I've done it'

Credit where credit is due.

Prior art perhaps..

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Re: Black

It is going to be difficult to fit the phone with an escape pod, though.

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Happy

Re: Black

Both Prior and definitley Art

( btw Hotblack Desiato is an esatey\lettingy agent in W London )

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Re: Black

You have forgotten that it is equipped with the Infinite Improbability Drive.

Why is the sea curling up at the edges?

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TV Remote Prior Art?

An electronic device with four buttons, one red, one yellow, one green, one blue.

I've got a couple of those at home, lying on the sofa...

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Re: TV Remote Prior Art?

Yes, but did the patent for the TV remote buttons also say "on a mobile phone"?

Anyway, they should be OK, the buttons have rounded corners....

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Re: TV Remote Prior Art?

Maybe microsoft should sue. After all their controller has yellow green red and blue buttons.

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Where have I seen those colors before...

Hmmm... I kinda remember them on some sort of logo... maybe some fruit or something. Apple better sue that company as well, before Google sues them.

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Re: Where have I seen those colors before...

They can't sue. Apple invented 'colours on an electronic device' just check with the USPTO it's all there

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Re: Where have I seen those colors before...

It's also the colours of the Windows flag logo! All incontrovertible proof that Google, Microsoft and Apple and all the other big companies are all run by the lizard people.

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Rik - You have surpassed yourself...

Just when I think that you couldn't be a bigger click-whore, you surprise me with more bait.

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Re: Rik - You have surpassed yourself...

Was it such a slow news day that you had to make this crap up?

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Happy

Re: Rik - You have surpassed yourself...

Why all the hostility?

This is The Reg - they often have humourous articles - no need to get so worked up!

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Linux

Re: Rik - You have surpassed yourself...

Maybe some people only find things amusing on Friday's.

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Re: Rik - You have surpassed yourself...

"But let us now remove the tongue that has thus far been so firmly lodged in our cheek,"

Right there at the end of the article for anyone who'd read it and not already worked that out for themselves.

Nuff said to the haterz really.

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Coat

Re: Rik - You have surpassed yourself...

What a Guy!

Mine's the one with the smoked kipper in the pocket.

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Windows

Even Windows 3.x had those four colours.....

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Is it just me or do those colours seem almost deliberately embarrassing for a phone. Could this be deliberate to make sure those with the "real" iPhone dont get too pissed off when the cheaper version launches?

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