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[3]: So I guess that...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So I guess that..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Innovation, in the end, really doesn't matter. As has been demonstrated by the numerous arguments over innovation both here and elsewhere on the internet very few people even agree on what is or is not innovative. Ultimately people choose the product that is most attractive to them according to their criteria. If you want to argue about phones argue about their features, performance, things that actually matter rather than a pretty pointless history lesson on who did something the first the most number of times ( if that's how one person chooses to define innovation).

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RE[4]: So I guess that...
by JAlexoid on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:46 in reply to "RE[3]: So I guess that..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The confusion arises from inventive vs innovative.

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RE[4]: So I guess that...
by leos on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:30 in reply to "RE[3]: So I guess that..."
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Innovation, in the end, really doesn't matter.


I agree. And I'm not even arguing that Android has now surpassed the iPhone in many ways. It's not relevant. The point is, it didn't start out as a fundamentally innovative idea, and thus you can understand Steve's attitude. Doesn't matter what is happening now, this was a reaction to events from 3 years ago.

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