Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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RE: two sides of the coin
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 20th Dec 2011 16:00 UTC in reply to "two sides of the coin"
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I think part of the point that in the past Apple always claimed to have the best tech, and even anti-Apple people like me have to admit that they had the most polished software. I hate how their software limits my choices but know that if I hand an Apple Tablet to my Mom that she would not mess it up the way she does her Win7 machine.

But now instead of winning market share with the best hardware, or best polished software, or the best marketing campaign --- they use lawyers instead.

And once the lawyers get in they will suck up the money that would had gone into R&D to produce better products.

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