6 Wi-Fi Sync
Most claims of copying look decidedly dubious (especially ones in intellectual property infringement cases filed in East Texas), but this one looks like it had more merit.
App developer Greg Hughes released an app for the iPhone in 2010 that would enable Apple fans to synchronise all their precious Apple toys with iTunes over a WiFi network. Good work, eh?
However, Apple didn't want Hughes' WiFi Sync app, rejecting it from the App Store on the ground of security. This meant that Hughes could sell it only to miscreants on Cydia who had naughtily jailbroken their Apple devices.
But what should turn up as a new feature the very next year? Apple's own WiFi Sync enabling users to synchronise all their ... well, you know.
The cheeky truckers at Apple initially even used a logo that looked suspiciously like Hughes'.
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