I call BS
Most of the differences are function of OS, not design or, god help me or the US Patent Office, new ideas.
A Chinese company is crying foul in one of the sillier "We were here first!" disputes that The Reg has seen in quite some time. "I was very angry and suprised two days ago when I saw the news of the iPad presentation," the president of Shenzhen Great Loong Brother, Wu Xiaolong, told Spanish news site El Mundo, according to …
or, the fact the ipad looks like a big iphone, so unless the P88 predates the iphone....
well done, on the publicity front by the P88 peeps
I cant believe you went the the extent you did to compare these devices.... maybe you need to license that irony logo 'el reg' wrote about a week or two back?
Common sense must prevail here. A silver frame, a black border and a touch sensitive screen. This is "identical" in the same way that the black Porsche that drove past me this morning is the same as my black Renault. Wheels, check, colour, check. Must be the same!
No view of the rear of the device at all.
"Apple stole the appearance of my device, which i blatantly copied from the appearance of their iPhone" should be his complaint.
... one could easily believe that the designer of the P88 was "inspired" by the aesthetics of iPhone and scaled simply scaled it up to tablet proportions. Small wonder then, when Apple latterly kick out an iPhone scaled up to tablet proportions, that it has a similar look about it.
identical, eh? hmm, i expect <insert laptop manufacturer here> will have every previous manufacturer proclaiming they are "very angry and suprised" when their new laptop comes out with an IDENTICAL keyboard, and a screen THAT ICONS APPEAR ON, and ports SO YOU CAN PLUG THINGS IN...my goodness me....the horror. Similarities there are obviously some, but rip off? er...no!
The cheek of the chinese iFlab maker, its just a fat iphone hes ripped off . Now hes trying to rip off the people hes already ripped the design off in the first place, nevermind they probably ripped it off someone else. Heck hang on it a rip off iFlab merry go round
But the iPad is the same basic design as the iPhone and iPod touch (just bigger), both of which were released long before this yoke. Shenzhen Great Loong Brother is a great name for a company, though - I wish the place I work for had such a cool name.
Why on earth would he claim those to be identical? That's the most stupid thing to say, when HIS PRODUCT is CLEARLY the superior one.
The iPad (how long will that name last, since it's a registered trademark of another corp?) should be named the "iSucker" with the tagline "now everyone can see what you are".
--anon (to avoid the rabid iCultists)
I seem to recall they didn't lose - Microsoft settled out of court (investing a tidy sum into Apple in the process) and agreeing to continue to develop and support MS Office for Mac.
One of Steve Jobs's first wins after returning to Apple.
Now, what you haven't commented on is Apple (allegedly) copying and building on the Xerox PARC work, but I'll leave that for the fanbois to argue over (to be fair, there are many versions of this story).
All from memory, and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong on this.
There are major differences between the two:
P88 can multi-task, iPad cannot
P88 can run Flash, iPad cannot
P88 has USB ports, iPad does not
P88 has an industry-standard CPU, iPad does not
P88 has an ethernet connection, iPad does not
P88 has VGA-out, iPad does not
P88 works with standard external devices (e.g. keyboard), iPad does not
You can install what you like on the P88, on the ipad you must conform to the Rule of Jobs
So it cannot be a copy. The P88 is way more feature-rich than the iPad will ever be.
Given that there is rarely any need for a touchscreen to be anything but rectangular, I think it is fairly safe to assume most touchscreen devices are going to look like a rectangular screen in a box. They all look the same!
Now if 'Shenzhen Great Loong Brother' had developed XP and for some inexplicably insane reason Apple had decided that XP's UI was worth ripping off, then they might have had a case. Of course SGLB didn't develop XP and Apple didn't rip it off, so this is all nonsense.
If you look at Great Loong's web site they have an All-In-One PC (called Product-31 and Product-30) computers that look suspiciously like really cheap iMac knock-offs (see picture all-in-one PC with the yellow Ferrari displayed). Shame about the hideous LED clock in the bottom stand. Perhaps Apple can counter sue?
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