Apple in the modern world driven by progress and introduces new technologies. However, around this company a lot of rumors and scandals, including the allegedly «new» technologies that were stolen.
Slide to unlock
Slide to unlock is a gesture of unlocking that requires the slider to slide it to the left. Oddly enough, but it was first invented in 1999 in the Swedish company Neonode. The patent for this development was only 2002. Designed this feature not only for phones but also for PDAs.
Apple not only that, stole the invention, and sued Samsung and Motorola. However, and she has to pay the owners of the patent, for the use of gesture unlock Slide to unlock.
There is a perception that the world of tablet computers gave exactly Apple. The idea of creating a device with a large screen with touch in 1989, is owned by Samsung. Its dimensions were quite impressive, and weighed as much as two kilograms. It was a 10 MHz CPU and DOS system.
Also in 2002, the campaign Microsoft has created a Tablet PC that worked on XP and had the opportunity to become a laptop with a rotating screen.
A graphical user interface
To the first computer graphical user interface was absent, he had the appearance of text or command lines. The same graphical interface pioneered by Xerox. In the Apple using the graphical interface appeared only ten years later.
Gestures and multi-touch
Touch screens were developed just over fifty years ago. Together with touch screens developed the so-called gestures that help when a user interacts with a computing machine.
The company, which introduced the technology of multi-touch, Hand was in the nineties. And in 2005 Apple buys the rights to use the technology at Hand. Over time, the developers of this technology on the touch screen were the main engineers of Apple.
From the above it can be concluded that any released technology probably has already been invented. Computer technology and development can be described by the proverb: «everything new is well forgotten old».