Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 12:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Before the iPad there were tablets, including ones from Samsung.

And it was a market that didn't yields a lot of profits, if any. That's not a situation where you can be sure that a new tablet will sell and make money. Nobody predicted tablets would sell in these numbers.

Apple took a chance and it paid off. They tested the water and the rest jumped after them. Nothing wrong with that though.

Perhaps the technology was now available, hardware wise, but there was no software. Apple made iOS ready and it worked. Others had to do with Android which wasn't ready.

Again there is nothing Samsung brought to the mix, unlike Microsoft and RIM. Amazon even put in the effort with the Kindle Fire, which is based on Android, to make something that's not a shameless imitation.

Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Amazon and well, I guess even Google with Android are the innovators, Samsung spends its time making their stuff look like Apple's. This doesn't add to the innovation or customer choice.

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