Saturday, February 12, 2005

Opinion: Ripping Off Apple Twice

Sonos is the first company I've seen to rip off two Apple products at once. Their digital music system looks like an iPod and mini tied together. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple decides to sue.


At 2/13/2005 01:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, the Sonos system came out way earlier than the Mac mini, and they are not the only company using a click wheel, either.

At 2/15/2005 08:15:00 AM, Blogger Jason Sares said...

I know Apple has applied for patent on the click wheel and while I don't usually approve of using a patent to crush competition it's pretty clear in this case they are ripping off Apple.

At 2/15/2005 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, your lack of education on this topic shows. I would recommend that if you are going to start a blog about apple and their products, it should be an accurate one.

check into apple's patents on the scroll wheel.

also, the mini was just released in january, the sonos system was shown over nine months ago.

At 2/15/2005 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Jason Sares said...

Here is the Sonos press release showing that the product began shipping in January 2005.

And this is the patent for the click wheel and the user interface.


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