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Apple Basic Bitch Thread
« on: July 04, 2012, 04:44:03 AM »
Update 7/30/18: This is now a generic Apple bitch thread. Enjoy.



Original thread title: Fuck you apple

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I have a Galaxy Nexus. It's a pretty good phone.

Apple doesn't want it sold in the US. So now, there's an injunction on it and you can't legally purchase it here right now.

Patent wars are fricking stupid, but aside from feigned indignation at all this (and curiosity at how Google would react) I didn't really care.

But now, in order to be able to sell the Galaxy Nexus again, Google is sending out an emergency OTA patch.

This patch removes functionality Apple claims to have patented.

Even though I wanted to ignore what Apple was doing, even though I already bought my device months ago and have been a happy camper, Apple is actively reaching out and crippling my phone and there's nothing I can do about it.

Fuck you Apple. "Hate the game, not the player." That's bullshit. Apple's choosing to impose the injunction, to tie up the courts with glorified patent trolling.

Hey you know what Google's doing with the mountain of patents they got from Motorola? Not fucking suing the dicks off their competitors because they're a competitive threat.

What a slimey, underhanded, spineless shell of a fucking worthless company. Fuck you Apple.
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Shaka Khan

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 04:49:11 AM »
You seem kind of... mad.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 04:50:25 AM »
i like apples they taste like candy CRUNCH CRUNCH

Shaka Khan

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 04:51:07 AM »
In all seriousness though, I've been following the recent developments, and I can't deny how ugly the fight has become. The recent injunctions are a major setback.
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 04:52:06 AM »
i mad :maf

Because:
- This actually affects me. I was sort of ho-hum on the injunction, thinking it will probably be lifted before the end of the month, but now I (and all other GN owners) are getting screwed over.
- The patent is dumb and shouldn't have bee granted in the first place, and the judge is a moron or on the Apple payroll. I don't know which would be worse.

Shaka Khan

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 04:55:54 AM »
The patents being fought over nowadays are becoming more and more abstract and bordering on arbitrary. I have to say, nerfing local searches is kind of scummy, especially since nobody gives a fuck about it on iOS. :lol
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 05:00:55 AM »
The patents being fought over nowadays are becoming more and more abstract and bordering on arbitrary. I have to say, nerfing local searches is kind of scummy, especially since nobody gives a fuck about it on iOS. :lol

Yeah, and it's even more pathetic that it's the one they're pushing through the courts. Guess they didn't think they could go toe to toe on the telephony stack or other phone stuff (Apple's patent is actually for the feature on a desktop OS.)

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 05:34:54 AM »
Modern IP law.  :yuck

Entirely written by corporations, to be abused by corporations. :american

I blame Disney.  :usacry
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 06:07:39 AM »
Modern IP law.  :yuck

Entirely written by corporations, to be abused by corporations. :american

I blame Disney.  :usacry

Curious, what does Disney have to do with it?

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 06:23:31 AM »
Please wait for Windows Phone 8.

benjipwns

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 06:26:06 AM »
For IP in general, basically this kind of thing:


This is copyright, and Disney has played a major factor in it trying to protect their works. And when they do copyright or trademark, they often do all of IP, including patents.

They even changed the patent system last time around to encourage patent trolls. Rather than whoever comes up with it first, it's now whoever files first.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 06:54:44 AM »
shocking that a company co-founded and completely shaped by a heinously douchey asshole would turn out to be douchey.

I had hoped Tim Cook would try and alleviate some of that. But apparently not.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 07:24:13 AM »
+1 Positive point for living in a third world garbage dump

Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 07:43:20 AM »
Apple's the new Oracle as far as I'm concerned. They're halfway there already with this patent trolling BS.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 07:51:58 AM »
Oracle
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 08:00:03 AM »
shocking that a company co-founded and completely shaped by a heinously douchey asshole would turn out to be douchey.

we talking about disney or apple at this point?
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 08:04:15 AM »
we talking about disney or apple at this point?
Knew I should have posted this.

And yes.

Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2012, 11:38:44 AM »

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2012, 01:03:14 PM »
i finally got the ics update for my razr maxx, and finally android seems almost civilized. shame about my galaxy tab 7.7 and honeycomb, though.
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
Always hated apple, don't know how people can deal with their distinguished mentally-challenged os.
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2012, 02:40:04 PM »
i mad :maf

Because:
- The patent is dumb and shouldn't have bee granted in the first place, and the judge is a moron or on the Apple payroll. I don't know which would be worse.

I doubt Apple payroll has much to do with it since the Patent system as been fucked for years


Please wait for Windows Phone 8.

Are you working for MS now since you have been shilling windows 8 for a while.  ???
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2012, 02:43:23 PM »
You've got to be fucking kidding me.

Takao

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2012, 04:01:09 PM »
Apple sues Google, Google sues Apple.

RIM inherits the Earth?

NOPE

Purple Filth

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2012, 04:10:23 PM »
Apple sues Google, Google sues Apple.

RIM inherits the Earth?

NOPE

Who?

Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2012, 04:10:51 PM »
Always hated apple, don't know how people can deal with their distinguished mentally-challenged os.

I don't know, but my iPad is pretty cool.
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2012, 04:37:27 PM »
crap, that is why I couldn't buy from the play store... I really wanted a nexus galaxy :(

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2012, 08:31:10 PM »
Apple sues Google, Google sues Apple.

RIM inherits the Earth?

NOPE

Who?

Exactly

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2012, 10:10:09 PM »
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2012, 11:35:20 PM »
i finally got the ics update for my razr maxx, and finally android seems almost civilized. shame about my galaxy tab 7.7 and honeycomb, though.

Should have gone for a Nexus 7.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2012, 11:47:48 PM »
i like 4g and a super amoled display, and i like it three months ago
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2012, 12:17:33 AM »
I need to get in on this patent stuff. Think I'll have another six or so shots of espresso and the awesome patentable ideas will start flowin
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2012, 12:18:41 AM »
i like 4g and a super amoled display, and i like it three months ago

You buy skinned, you get what you get.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2012, 12:26:52 AM »
nexus 7 is skinned
sup

Himu

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2012, 12:28:44 AM »
Damn, I can't defend this and this makes me not want an iphone.
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2012, 12:58:42 AM »

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2012, 01:09:44 AM »
Modern IP law.  :yuck

Entirely written by corporations, to be abused by corporations. :american

I blame Disney.  :usacry

:dap

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2012, 01:44:12 AM »
nexus 7 is skinned

Oh?

yeah, it's got a portrait-only menu kind of like the kindle fire - i think you can turn it off, though
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2012, 02:14:33 AM »
nexus 7 is skinned

Oh?

yeah, it's got a portrait-only menu kind of like the kindle fire - i think you can turn it off, though

I believe that's stock behavior.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2012, 09:28:12 AM »
yeah, you're right, they just locked out the tablet home screen and restricted it to the phone interface

you have to root it to turn the tablet home screen back on
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2012, 09:36:23 AM »
There's a hilarious amount of butthurt on Google+
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2012, 09:44:13 AM »
yeah, you're right, they just locked out the tablet home screen and restricted it to the phone interface

you have to root it to turn the tablet home screen back on

Most likely because it's on the lower-end of tablet size. Still a somewhat confusing decision, but Honeycomb left me with a bad taste in my mouth for Android's tablet UI (which is mostly fixed by ICS.) I remember calling Honeycomb "the ugliest version of Android yet." Amazing how they turned that around in ICS to "the most beautiful version of Android yet."

There's a hilarious amount of butthurt on Google+

It's pretty much the best outlet for that sort of thing, considering it's, well, Google's social network and this is Google's primo phone.

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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2012, 09:49:38 AM »
And it's super hilarious the stuff that comes out.

ANDROID IS BEATING APPLE THEY ARE SCARED

:lol
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2012, 09:53:15 AM »
#BoycottApple
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2012, 09:53:35 AM »
i don't have a problem with them locking it to the phone interface, cramming all the tablet home screen stuff into a 7 inch screen is kind of awkward and clunky anyway
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2012, 09:56:50 AM »
#BoycottApple

being android fans, weren't they already doing that by default?
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Tasty

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2012, 10:22:18 AM »
i don't have a problem with them locking it to the phone interface, cramming all the tablet home screen stuff into a 7 inch screen is kind of awkward and clunky anyway

Yeah. 10"+ is good for the tablet UI, but the phone UI is fine on a 7"er.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2012, 08:41:26 PM »
RISE FROM YO' GWAVE...!

So, here's my contribution to the Fuck Apple movement:
I brought my USA-bought Verizon iPhone 4S to Japan with me, as well as my iPad 2 3G/WiFi.

We went to the KDDI/AU cellphone store last night to try and get a SIM card installed in my US phone, for use in Japan. Apparently it doesn't work that way. Doesn't it work that way in Europe?

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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2012, 08:56:41 PM »
Chronovore that is cause the phone is locked via the CDMA, you actually have to tell Verizon that you are going to go overseas so they release the phone, then you can use any sim in the damn thing.

chronovore

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2012, 09:02:08 PM »
Really?

I told Verizon that I was leaving the country, but they didn't mention anything like that. I suspended the phone's service; are you saying that I should be able to use the phone with a new SIM if the CDMA is unlocked?

G The Resurrected

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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2012, 09:05:56 PM »
Did they even give you a sim? Yes basically they should have suspended it on your phone. Once you turn off the CDMA portion the sim becomes the main connection. Its kind of tricky with the 4s, the 5 is super simple to use that crap. Just call up verizon they should be able to walk you through it.

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2012, 12:47:22 AM »
Thanks, I'll give that a try.

What about the iPad? Same thing?

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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2012, 12:58:06 AM »
If its the 3g model yes its the same issue.

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« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2012, 11:18:35 PM »
OK, so Verizon has unlocked the phone for me. I took it to my cell carrier's store, Au. They put in a micro-SIM to see if it would work, but it just stayed on "Searching..." for a signal.

Online articles state that there's an activation step, the clerks did not mention seeing this dialog/notification appear. Then again, from the linked article, the Verizon rep did not ask me for step #5, I did not turn off my phone, probably because I didn't mention having a new SIM yet.

Should I just "bite" and have Au sell me a SIM, and if it doesn't work, I am just out some yen?


Edit: I've just purchased an AU-specific "shiro-ROM" 4S 16GB to tide me over. It sounds as though I'd have had to go with Docomo or Softbank instead of AU to get my Verizon phone to work.

Thanks again for your advice!
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 08:49:58 AM by chronovore »

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2012, 02:01:38 AM »
Spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME today trying to figure out where Apple hid middle-mouse-button config in OS X 10.8

MMB is used for camera control in every single 3D app in the world, but my Mac was using it to switch between applications (think alt-tab), and there was no place to set it. It turns out that the OS recognizes the MMB input in third-party mice, but doesn't provide a place to define the input in System Preferences.

I finally fixed it by plugging in a Mighty Mouse, the only Apple-made 3-button mouse I know of, and then changed the function there. Now ALL MY MICE properly use MMB as "button 3" instead of "Switch Application."

This is the first time I've found something that I could have fixed in FUCKING MOMENTS on a PC, in any version of Windows, but about half my day. :maf

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2013, 10:31:10 PM »


 :mindblown

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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2013, 10:34:19 PM »
I'm currently making an iOS app.  I agree with the sentiment of this thread.  Bleh. 
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #56 on: July 09, 2013, 01:31:09 AM »
Apple products :lol
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2013, 01:41:08 AM »
people who give a shit  :lol
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Re: Fuck you Apple
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2013, 02:25:59 AM »
Android Tablet and Phone here. Apple has pissed me off from way before i-shit times, when I had to use their shitty desktops to use physics/math software. Fuck em double.

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« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2013, 02:49:15 AM »