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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Comment by Jennimc
by Jennimc on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:29 UTC
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2011-06-22

Why can't it be emotional and also a calculated business strategy?

If someone stole my business idea and I had the resources to fight it to recoup lost revenue, if I'm emotional about it also how does that make it a move based on emotions rather than business strategy?

Edited 2011-10-22 00:36 UTC

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by No it isnt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:44 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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2005-11-14

It wasn't Apple's business idea. Apple's business idea was the iPod, which was dead in the water by the time the iPhone showed up.

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by Jennimc on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2011-06-22

It wasn't Apple's business idea.


I see. You're one of those types who think that Apple brought nothing new to the table.


Apple's business idea was the iPod, which was dead in the water by the time the iPhone showed up.


Ya, because iPods don't sell anymore. Oh wait a second...

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by smashIt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 01:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2005-07-06

Apple's business idea was the iPod


mp3-players with harddisks were invented by compaq, not apple
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Jukebox

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by lucas_maximus on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 01:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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In what universe? ... iPod was massive before the iPhone .. I had a Classic at the time 80GB ... good bit of kit ... took a lot of punishment. Everyone had a iPod of somesory (usually a mini).

iPhone 1 was arse ... iPhone4+ are awesome ... says a HTC desire owner.

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by some1 on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:49 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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If you refuse the money that you've supposedly lost?

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by Jennimc on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2011-06-22

If you refuse the money that you've supposedly lost?


What good is getting money while they're continuing to take it?

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by TechGeek on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:19 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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2006-01-14

Why can't it be emotional and also a calculated business strategy?

If someone stole my business idea and I had the resources to fight it to recoup lost revenue, if I'm emotional about it also how does that make it a move based on emotions rather than business strategy?



Because its not just his money he's squandering. Its the stock holder's money. And they get kind of pissy about those kinds of things. Problem is that Google is giving away Android. While Apple may be able to target dumb companies like Samsung, they have no way of actually stopping Android. Android is not defined by its look. Its a free and open OS. In the end, Apple will have competitors no matter what they do. So why dump money into a losing position instead of taking the pay off?

EDIT: And what would happen in a worst case scenario where someone goes after Apple for the same? Apple is a one trick pony, they shouldn't risk iOS on throwing stones at the world.

Edited 2011-10-22 02:20 UTC

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:45 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Because he said " this is not about money". That makes it not a business strategy, Duh.

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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by phoudoin on Mon 24th Oct 2011 17:50 in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

If someone stole my business idea and I had the resources to fight it to recoup lost revenue, if I'm emotional about it also how does that make it a move based on emotions rather than business strategy?


It does when it hurts more your own brand image than anything else.

When it's not only about money, it's not a business strategy. And the point here is Apple has already so much money that they aren't after it anymore.

Well, under Jobs era, that is.
I'll bet this will change, soon.

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