Introducing Apple Letters (video)

Apple has long had the practice of copying open standards and making a proprietary version (see Epub3/iBooks), and today they repeated this maneuver with the launch of Apple Letters. The apple-bet, as it is quickly becoming known, is just like the regularly alphabet except it includes improvements that only Apple can provide:

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2 Comments on Introducing Apple Letters (video)

  1. Google’s version is still in alpha-testing and is a lot more streamlined. They’re planning to add vowels when they get to bet-testing.
    The cupertino lawyers are already drafting their lawsuit.
    Shameless, totally shameless…

  2. The sad thing is that under today’s Supreme Court, Apple probably could patent the alphabet. I can see letters being a revelation to Clarence Thomas and we know Antonin Scalia would be willing to give us a discourse on what the status of letters is under the Constitution as intended by the original writers. Certainly both could justify Apple’s patent under the Patent Clause and originalism — after all, it should be easy for Apple to demonstrate usefulness.

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