It’s seems lately that when a tech product is announced, by Apple or it’s competitors, it’s quickly compared to other existing products, and often deemed a copy. I am certainly guilty of this with the latest HP all-in-one.
Quite a few blogs picked up the comparison of the new iPod Nano and Lumia. The claims are running that Apple aped the Lumia and lawsuits are bound to follow.
The Apple fans are not going to see the new iPod as a Lumia knock-off. In fact, quite the opposite, they’ll claim that the iPod Nano has been a rectanglular rounded aluminium device since the iPod Mini.
To Apple fans, the newest iPod nano is simply a mix of the 2nd generation (rounded square), 4th generation (taller style with button on bottom), and 6th generation (screen on full device).
Are they crazy? Probably. The new iPod is very close to the Lumia. Did Apple copy Nokia? Who knows. Arguments can be made on either side.
Products evolve. They turn into the most obvious and functional form. Just look at the TV. Every new TV comes out looks mostly identical to all the other TVs on the market. Tech blogs don’t make a fuss about the coyping going on in the TV industry. Once the bezel is small and the screen takes up the whole panel, there is only so much you can do with a TV’s design.
The Lumia has evolved from the N95. It’s a gorgeous device, as was it’s predecessor. The iPod nano has had a crazy lifecycle. It’s been bigger and smaller, and taller, and fatter. But it’s been an evolution from the iPod Mini. The iPod Mini was the first of all of these devices with the shape in question.
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