It was just yesterday that we got news of Apple’s lawsuit against Motorola, but already they are back, this time suing Samsung over an autocorrect patent. Apple’s autocorrect has become somewhat famous, as the automatic replacements it creates can sometimes create humorous situations. From the lawsuit:
One aspect of the invention involves a method that includes: in a first area of the touch screen, displaying a current character string being input by a user with the keyboard; in a second area of the touch screen, displaying the current character string or a portion thereof and a suggested replacement for the current character string […]
Samsung is notorious for their mimicry of Apple’s products, from the Galaxy Tab II to its 30-pin connector, so it is no surprise that Apple is sensitive when it comes to Samsung copying their products. However, it may be that if Apple continues like this they could alienate their tech allies. In any case, it will be very interesting to see how this plays out in the long run. As always, subscribe to our newsletter below to be notified of any big news ASAP.