Earlier today The New York Times reported that more and more people are selling fake Apple products in the hopes of making a quick buck. This was first discovered when a police officer came across someone selling what looked exactly like an IPhone. It had what looked like the correct box, and it was being sold for a great price of $150 (although not too great as to seem suspicious). Naturally the police officer assumed someone was selling an IPhone, and the lack of a vendor’s license was the only cause of concern. However, it wasn’t long before police discovered that the IPhone was a fake.
I recently saw a car with a slide-to-unlock sticker right next to the door and I immediately thought “Apple.” Although it may seem like this was just a great coincidence that Apple should be recognized for such an image, it seems they had it planned from the beginning.
Apple has stated in a patent that they have the rights to the slide-to-unlock feature; however Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus has recently been trying to employee a similar feature for their new phone. Naturally, Apple pulled out their ammunition in hopes to stop the possible infringement on their German patent. To tell you a little bit about the history of the slide-to-unlock feature: