Apple Offers Design Advice to Samsung


5 Aug 2011
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In the ongoing legal tussle between technology giants Apple and Samsung, the Cupertino-based manufacturer of iDevices has offered some advice to Samsung on how the company could avoid these patent issues.

In section 2-40 and 2-41 of the redacted public legal brief (pdf), Apple offers alternative smartphone designs Samsung could have used instead:

-Front surfaces that are not black or clear

-Front surfaces that are not rectangular, not flat, and without rounded corners

-Display screens that are more square than rectangular or not rectangular at all

-Display screens that are not centered on the front surface of the phone and that have substantial lateral borders

-Speaker openings that are not horizontal slots with rounded ends and that are not centered above the display screen

-Front surfaces that contain substantial adornment

-Phones without bezels at all or very different-looking bezels that are not thin, uniform, and with an inwardly sloping profile.

The tablet alternatives Apple felt Samsung should have explored are similar:
-Overall shapes that are not rectangular with four flat sides or that do not have four rounded corners

-Front surfaces that are not completely flat or clear and that have substantial adornment

Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface

-Profiles that are not thin

-A cluttered appearance

Does this mean that Samsung could have avoided all the hassles if it had made a triangular or circular tablet?

source : pc world
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