Infographic: Ideas Apple bought, Borrowed, and Stole
Every once in awhile it’s a good idea to take a step back from our somewhat sheltered, Apple fanboy worlds and splash ourselves in the face with a bitterly cold dose of what the non-Apple universe is thinking. Why? Well, because it pisses us off, that’s why! And that’s ALWAYS fun.
In light of the recent Apple/Samsung lawsuits where Apple has been vigorously defending its claims that Samsung is copying their designs and innovations, faithful Macenstein reader Jeremy Alder put together this Infographic, entitled:Ideas Apple bought, Borrowed, and Stole”. While many of these numbers and quotes presented are taken a little out of context, there is no denying that Apple, like all tech companies, is not a magical idea well where i-Gadgets magically spawn – there IS indeed some “on the shoulders of giants” standing to give credit too as well. While I doubt any die hard Apple fan will change their mind about Samsung’s design inspiration after reading this, there are a few interesting tidbits here that might deflate your fanboy sails a bit. Enjoy!