Realistically speaking

  HondaMan 30 Aug 12
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How can you compare product "A" with product "B" when one of them does not physically esist enter link description here

  interzone55 30 Aug 12

I really get sick of all the Apple hype...

  Forum Editor 30 Aug 12

"I really get sick of all the Apple hype..."

Then don't read about it. Simple.

It's not something to get all serious about,it's just a bit of speculation, and lots of people are interested in it. If you're about to take the plunge with a new phone it can be quite helpful to read a round-up of all the rumours and speculation.

  HondaMan 30 Aug 12

**it can be quite helpful to read a round-up of all the rumours and speculation.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/16/speakers-corner/4168572/realistically-speaking/?pn=1#ixzz252Qtd4YX **

No, I don't think so. Roumour mongers haver got things so wrong in the past, I refuse to read speculative "comparisons" until the product is available for purchase.

All that speculative reviews or comparisons do is create hype and confusion.

  interzone55 30 Aug 12

Apple rumours must rank amongst the lowest for accuracy, as the company could teach MI6 lessons on secrecy.

As for not reading them, I don't, but they're all over the place, taking up space that could be used for real stories about real things that actually exist

  HondaMan 30 Aug 12

Alan14

Totally agree!

  carver 30 Aug 12

If it's an Apple product it doesn't need to exist they will already have patented it, well when you can patent an oblong with rounded edges you can patent anything.

  wee eddie 30 Aug 12

Carver: Americans are crazy

  Forum Editor 30 Aug 12

"I refuse to read speculative "comparisons" until the product is available for purchase."

Then don't.

I really can't see what the point of your thread is. If you don't want to read speculative comparisons, don't read them.

Millions of people are interested however, which is why they're published. It's always been the case, and not just with Apple products. Many articles speculating about Windows 9 are appearing already, and Windows 8 hasn't launched yet. Of course rumours are just that, but some of them come from reliable sources, and as I said, huge numbers of people are interested.

  Forum Editor 30 Aug 12

"Americans are crazy"

They say the same about us.

  Forum Editor 30 Aug 12

"when you can patent an oblong with rounded edges you can patent anything."

But can you?

For something to be patentable it must satisfy certain basic conditions:-

It must be new, not known anywhere in the world prior to filing an application.

It must have an inventive step, not obvious or a simple adaptation or combination of existing products (an oblong with rounded edges would fall at this fence).

It must be capable of industrial application, having a technical effect.

That all makes it sound simple, but it isn't. Patent applications can be horribly complex. In America it's slightly different, you can patent a wider range of products, although I don't think an oblong with rounded edges would make it there, either.

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