Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE: Comment by _txf_
by fatjoe on Fri 26th Aug 2011 15:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by _txf_"
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The big assumption in the article is that only Apple is innovating and everyone else is stealing from them. If that really was the case, I would understand their actions.


A factor that may explain the level of aggression from Apple and Steve Jobs in particular is that they believe they "own" the phone market, that it is "their" market and Google is trying to steal "their" money (Steve Jobs said pretty much those exact words to Eric Schmidt in that famous lets-have-some-coffee meeting).

In Reality (tm) however, no one owns any markets. And Apple, Google and everyone else copy a large number of ideas from each other. Just the fact that iOS5 borrows heavily from Android shows that ideas move in both directions. Which sort of justifies why Samsung did what they did, Apple copied a lot of ideas from them/Nokia/Ericsson/Motorola and they felt they were allowed to copy some stuff back.

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So to summarize: Apple is not the victim here. Stop pretending that Apple owns the market and everyone else are thieves.

Edited 2011-08-26 15:10 UTC

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