If there is one thing that gets under my skin about the misinformation superhighway, it’s the amount of misinformation that is deliberately fostered by major online publications which should know better than to distort reality for the sake of grabbing extra eyeballs to view their ads.
Forbes, I’m looking at you!
- Sneaky Forbes Lies To Apple Customers
- Apple Has An F-ing Problem It Cannot Fix
- Why Apple Doesn’t ‘Just Work’ Anymore
- Forbes Has A Bad Problem With Apple
- Look At Apple’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, Thanks To Forbes’ Writer
Here’s another one.
Apple Confirms Radical New iPhone Technology
No, Apple did not.
Forbes writers just make up misleading headlines because insightful analysis takes time, and time is money, and Forbes used to be about money and now it’s about misleading Apple bashing.
The latest is about an Apple patent for a foldable iPhone. Move along. Nothing to see here. Patents are about ideas, not radical new iPhone technology you can expect to see any time soon; if ever.
In essence it extends the previous folding iPhone patent to include new hinge arrangements and new materials to cover the workings of the hinges
Think of a tri-fold design that puts a smaller device in your pocket, but with a larger display. TARDIS-based iPhone?
The publication of a patent does not necessarily mean that the innovation will go into production.
No doubt the geekerati will expect Apple to watch the competition (notably Samsung) and then swoop in with a ‘better’ solution.
That seems to be Apple’s modus operandi, no?
I think it’s more likely that Apple is building up a stock of defensive patents.
The problem with such analysis should be obvious. The patent represents an idea Apple has for an iPhone design. Most patents are ideas and many seldom make it to the reality of hardware, but every technology company needs patents to, 1) protect intellectual property from theft (not sure that’s working out too well, but patent trolls seem to make a good living doing nothing of value), and, 2) show shareholders and the market that their R&D money is being spent on something that might see the light of day.
In the meantime– because we’ll be waiting awhile for this radical new technology– do a Forbes search for iphone apple and see what you get.