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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RE[7]: Well...
by Auzy on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
Auzy
Member since:
2008-01-20

Or was it simply an evolution of technology, which Apple was the first to implement? Improved ARM processors which didn't suck which generate minimum heat and new manufacturing processes likely made the new generation possible.

Furthermore, when Multi-touch came to fruition (which wasn't something Apple invented btw), removing all but one or two buttons because obvious, and when you look at usability, placing it on the bottom makes sense (because you shouldn't need to stretch over the screen to go back a page). Changing the way the OS works and interacts with the user also becomes obvious.

Smartphones would have evolved in that direction anyway honestly. But, had any other manufacturer released such a product, they wouldn't have succeeded because they don't have the fan base.

Furthermore, you are totally forgetting about ebook readers, which had a similar design.

Apple might deserve some credit, but I believe if they didn't exist, the market might have gone in that direction anyway.

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RE[8]: Well...
by Thomas2005 on Fri 19th Aug 2011 00:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Well..."
Thomas2005 Member since:
2005-11-07

Smartphones would have evolved in that direction anyway honestly. But, had any other manufacturer released such a product, they wouldn't have succeeded because they don't have the fan base.

I think this is the key to Apple's success. Apple had millions of iPod users when they released the iPhone, along with its additions (i.e. phone, Safari, apps, games, etc). When Apple released the iPad, it could do everything the iPhone could do, except make phone calls, plus its additions (books, Pages, Keynote, etc). I might have missed some things because I have neither an iPhone, nor and iPad, but I am still rocking my 20GB 3G iPod.

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RE[9]: Well...
by Moredhas on Fri 19th Aug 2011 04:23 in reply to "RE[8]: Well..."
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

If Apple had tried releasing a phone before the iPod made them a consumer level hit, it wouldn't have garnered nearly as much fame, even if it was made of solid gold and granted wishes. Prior to the iPod, Macs were still everywhere but at home for most people. Schools had them, artists and designers had them, musicians, and so on, but the one with a Mac on his desk at home without some specific reason he needed a Mac was a rarity. Now, people buy Macs because they like the look of them, out of pure fanboyism. I'm not saying they're bad machines, just that you could replace a MacBook with a wooden block and people would still buy it for the Apple logo.

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RE[8]: Well...
by phoudoin on Fri 19th Aug 2011 06:28 in reply to "RE[7]: Well..."
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Apple reserves $80 billions as due credit for their innovation.

Is that not counting at all anymore!?
Are they sure that their IP worth more than their brand image?
I've my doubt.

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