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[5]: Well...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 20th Aug 2011 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

So now we wait until someone asks to build a flying car I guess.


If they did, the creators of The Jetsons would have just as much of a case as Apple does against Samsung. Oh, and speaking of tech companies stealing ideas from science fiction:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/08/how-star-trek-artists-ima...

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RE[6]: Well...
by MOS6510 on Sat 20th Aug 2011 20:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Well..."
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2011-05-12

How can Apple steal stuff that hasn't been made yet? Star Trek is set way in to the future. Steve himself said Apple can't break the laws of physics, yet.

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RE[7]: Well...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 21st Aug 2011 01:42 in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

How can Apple steal stuff that hasn't been made yet? Star Trek is set way in to the future. Steve himself said Apple can't break the laws of physics, yet.


I'd explain it to you, but most people have difficulty understanding statements made in the Future Semi-Conditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional tense.

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RE[7]: Well...
by Neolander on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 10:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Well..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

How can Apple steal stuff that hasn't been made yet? Star Trek is set way in to the future. Steve himself said Apple can't break the laws of physics, yet.

Except Star Trek is not something from the future. It's a modern-day fiction show. Which means that modern-day designers worked on it, and came up with the tablet design.

(And in a better way, I think, since ST's tablets can apparently be thrown around without breaking. Metal and glass sure are aesthetically pleasing, but not such a good idea on a device that you carry around... Oh, well, guess someone will someday figure out that plastic is not only suitable for cheap stuff)

Edited 2011-08-22 10:04 UTC

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