Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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RE[3]: two sides of the coin
by brichpmr on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 11:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: two sides of the coin"
brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

"Quite simple. That would require people pull their heads out of the ground and admit that all the negative comments they've made about company X and be applied to the companies they seem to love so much too.


Call me when Samsung files an offensive software patent lawsuit.

That's the difference. Apple's main source of income is threatened, and instead of competing, they litigate using software patents. Samsung, HTC, and so on are *defending* themselves.

This isn't rocket science.
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It must be 'rocket science' to you, because I think you have this arse backwards. Apple competes and continues to win millions of customers through near-flawless marketing execution, unrivaled customer satisfaction with their products and arguably the best integrated ecosystem available to the masses. They litigate when Samsung and their ilk attempt to ride Apple's successful coattails with apparent knockoffs that don't pass the giggle test.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

They litigate when Samsung and their ilk attempt to ride Apple's successful coattails with apparent knockoffs that don't pass the giggle test.


...and yet, Apple is bleeding market share, with Android continuing to grow. If Apple's products really are as good as you say, yet people choose similarly priced Android devices en masse, doesn't that mean Android really isn't as bad as you make it out to be (or, more accurately, iOS simply isn't as good as you make it out to be)?

But hey, don't let the facts stand in your way of your fanboyism.

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RE[5]: two sides of the coin
by lustyd on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 11:31 in reply to "RE[4]: two sides of the coin"
lustyd Member since:
2008-06-19

...and yet, Apple is bleeding market share, with Android continuing to grow. If Apple's products really are as good as you say, yet people choose similarly priced Android devices en masse


I wouldn't call it en masse, look at the sales figures and the iPad is still doing considerably better than all of the others and market share has only fallen slightly - it had to since they started with 100% market share.

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RE[5]: two sides of the coin
by brichpmr on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 22:44 in reply to "RE[4]: two sides of the coin"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

" They litigate when Samsung and their ilk attempt to ride Apple's successful coattails with apparent knockoffs that don't pass the giggle test.


...and yet, Apple is bleeding market share, with Android continuing to grow. If Apple's products really are as good as you say, yet people choose similarly priced Android devices en masse, doesn't that mean Android really isn't as bad as you make it out to be (or, more accurately, iOS simply isn't as good as you make it out to be)?

But hey, don't let the facts stand in your way of your fanboyism.
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And yet, I'm correct ..plus Apple makes most of the profit in the mobile space because their millions of customers, most of whom are not Mac users, are willing to pay those prices.....nothing to do with your fanboy mantra, which is a weak response on its face.

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