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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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by No it isnt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 00:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
No it isnt
Member since:
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"
Jennimc Member since:
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[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by No it isnt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 01:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

iPod sales have been dropping since before the iPhone was released. Phones do their job well enough.

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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"
smashIt Member since:
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[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by lucas_maximus on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 01:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

doesn't mean it was their business.

Edited 2011-10-22 01:45 UTC

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Torbjorn Vik Lunde Member since:
2009-09-04

The iPod-bussines idea isn’t selling HD-based music players, it’s selling HD-based music players that integrate with an online music store.

iTunes is a much bigger reason for iPod’s success than most (esp. geeks) realize.

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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"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

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.

Edited 2011-10-22 01:43 UTC

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