Google’s Android OS is an obvious rip off of the iPhone. Even Intel’s Ultrabooks are blatant copies of Apple’s MacBook Air. What’s next? A Google logo in the shape of Apple’s distinct and original apple icon?
Just Like Apple, But Cheaper
Apple’s influence on the technology industry is in total proportion to the company’s ability to grow revenue and profit from advanced, chic, and user friendly designs.Samsung Chromebook
I’m not the only one that thinks Apple is the research and development arm for Google, Microsoft, Samsung and other tech companies which use the Burger King method.
Burger King? Hamburger maker McDonald’s spends a lot of money in research and analysis to determine the exact best location for each restaurant to ensure success.
Burger King’s method has been simply to note where there’s a McDonald’s and build a Burger King restaurant nearby. For Google, all they had to do was rebuild Android OS so it looked like the iPhone.
For Samsung, all they had to do was build their smartphones to look and feel just like an iPhone. Here’s what Android looked like when the iPhone was introduced in 2007.
Here’s a Lenovo IdeaPad U300 Ultrabook. Does it look familiar?
Here’s Google’s new Chrome OS Chromebook as a Samsung notebook for $249.
What’s going on?
Apple is being ripped off by cheap knock offs because Apple designs products that customers are willing to stand in line to buy.
Our favorite Mac, iPhone, and iPad maker also creates a level of quality and functionality unrivaled by competitors who are content to simply steal the design, look, feel, and perhaps some of the visible panache.
Their mantra is simple. Just like Apple, but cheaper. Sure, Android OS smartphones are just like the iPhone (which comes without malware). Ultrabooks are just like the MacBook Air (except they run only Windows, while the Mac runs everything).
Apple has become the public design shop for Windows PC makers, smartphone builders, and tablet manufacturers. In every case, these thieves steal designs and build inferior products with low prices. Why do they steal from Apple? Because they can. And cheap is the only way to compete with Apple. That’s the best that Apple’s competition can do. Cheap knockoffs.
Is it any wonder that Apple has hauled Microsoft, Samsung, Motorola, and others into court to protect the company’s intellectual property?