Tag: Apple

"Samsung did not copy 'cooler' Apple iPad"
- Telegraph

Samsung galaxy tab "not as cool" as Apple iPad

Dezeen Wire: the British high court has ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab range of tablet computers does not unlawfully copy the design of Apple's iPad because it's just "not as cool" - Telegraph

The news comes days after another rival, HTC, defeated Apple in a dispute over the use of four technologies Apple claimed were its own. These included the use of a swipe gesture to unlock the phone, which the judge ruled was an "obvious" development - BBC

Philippe Starck to design yacht
for Jobs family


Dezeen Wire:
 the "revolutionary" new product that French designer Philippe Starck claimed in a radio interview on Friday to be designing for Apple has been revealed by online technology publication AllThingsD to be a yacht for the family of late CEO Steve Jobs - AllThingsD

A spokesperson from Apple told the magazine that the company is not working on a new product or project with Starck. However the designer was working on plans for a yacht for Jobs before his death last year, to be constructed by boatbuilders Feadship.

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Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson awarded
on New Year Honours list


Dezeen Wire:
Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, has been awarded a KBE on the 2012 New Year Honours list, published today, for services to design and enterprise.

Australian designer Marc Newson has been awarded a CBE for services to design in the UK and worldwide.

Architect John McAslan and founder of Open-City Victoria Thornton were both awarded an OBE for services to architecture.

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"Innovation alone won’t reverse our economic
decline"- The Washington Post


Dezeen Wire:
U.S. opinion columnist Harold Meyerson has written an article for the Washington Post in which he challenges assertions made in Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that it is America's ability to produce innovators such as Jobs that will keep them ahead of emerging industrial powers such as China and India.

Meyerson opines that Silicon Valley's creativity and technical expertise are not enough to revitalise the American economy, arguing that it is more important that Apple consider relocating production back to the U.S. He concludes his piece by stating that: "Absent manufacturing, innovation, even at its Jobsian heights, can’t do much for the U.S. economy — save, perhaps, dazzle us on our journey downward."

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