Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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by TADS on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:14 UTC
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Most progress in this industry is made by taking someone else's concept and refining it to the point where you end up with something people want.

It's not like Apple invented these concepts, there were touch screens before the iPhone came out, other smartphones, icons laid out in a grid pattern, app stores of a sort (linux repositories) and so on... What Apple did was polish the hell out of these concepts to the point where they had a really good implementation. Then they made it easy to develop for it.

But hey, don't take it from me, take it from Steve:

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