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February 16, 2012


Those who whine about the "obvious" are silly people. In hindsight everything appears to be obivious. Get over it. Apple beat everyone to the punch and they won a patent. If you don't like it, bitch to the patent office. So much whining for nothing. Really.

Unfortunately Apple was able to patent the obvious forcing other companies to use the non-obvious.

Almost all portable electronic devices have used some sort of physical slide to lock/unlock switch in the past (for power or functions such as sound etc...eg. Motorola did in the past with phones!).

When you eliminate physical buttons/switches what is the absolutely most obvious thing to do with a capacitive screen? Correct, it is to imitate it on a capacitive screen.

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