Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:30 UTC
Legal "In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers. Apple's complaint against Samsung in The Hague district court is much more comprehensive than previously thought. It's not only broader in its legal scope than a separate, ongoing Apple complaint against Samsung in Germany, but an injunction could have a 'huge impact' on the entire European market for smartphones and tablets, according to Alastair Edwards, principal analyst at Canalys." That's how far Apple is willing to go. They are willing to screw over countless resellers - some big, some small, one-shop affairs - because they don't like competition. I wonder how the Grubers of this world are going to spin this one. Hey Steve, I've got another extremely successful Android phone maker for you to sue.
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Crazy World
by OSGuy on Fri 19th Aug 2011 09:32 UTC
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To me it looks like Apple's strategy is to block any product that might possibly beat them. I believe this is not about patents, it's about power, dominance and fear of competition. To me it looks like patents are just their pathetic excuse to simply block competition because they are scared.

Apple demands an extensive ban on these devices, covering manufacturing, stocking, importing, distributing, trading or selling by Samsung Korea and its Dutch subsidiaries, which include Samsung Logistics BV and Samsung Overseas BV.

Well that will surely drive iPhone sales up.

To me, this shows that Apple is afraid of losing dominance simply because Samsung has been extremely successful and the iPhone followers will buy everything that's sleek and shiny and made by Apple. They have no idea what kind of company they are supporting. Oh well, ignorance is bliss....let them be happy.

I will never buy a product that's made by Apple, no exceptions.

Edited 2011-08-19 09:37 UTC

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