Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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Here´s the real story why this is happening:

Straight from the article:

"Apple, once best known for its Mac computers, now relies on its iPhone for about 50 percent of sales and the iPad tablet for 12 percent, according to first-quarter figures compiled by Bloomberg."

Of course,Steve Jobs is SO smart that he is doing exactly the same thing he did to the Mac, wait for it to become a fringe product because he has to have absolute control over the platform.

Had he released the software to other manufacturers, Mac OS would today rule supreme. But the unchallenged assumption that integration is only good if the software and hardware come from the same company will eventually lead Apple to where it is today in the PC business, relevant but small. Maybe that´s the way Steve likes it.

It´s clear that hardware manufacturers know how to put a good product and have known so for a long time: look at Samsung, HTC, Nokia, etc. Then, Android came along and offered an innovative product that they can all ship. Of course , they are going to do so.

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