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[2]: two sides of the coin
by zima on Tue 27th Dec 2011 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE: two sides of the coin"
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in the past Apple always claimed to have the best tech, and even anti-Apple people like me have to admit that they had the most polished software

"Past" is a long stretch of time - I take it you forgot the dreadful OS7, 8, 9 days? (also two or three OSX releases; or iTunes, at least the Windows version, one that supposedly most of its users run) Apple had, for better part of a decade, products which were both substandard and more expensive ...they deserved to fold during the 2nd half of the 90s; very few companies get such 2nd chances (come on, it was insane, people were getting OS8 to "help Apple" / the pirate groups were even leaving it alone )
BTW, curiously, I was never on an Apple presentation of FCP on which it wouldn't crash at least once.

And yeah, "always claimed to have the best tech" with PowerPC "supercomputer on a chip" G4 and hand-picked edge case Photoshop benchmarks.

Outside of PR drama directed at the masses, the messiah didn't quite claim the same thing...
Apple had its head in the sand for the last many years [...] missed out [...] attitude of arrogance [...] the rest of the world passed us by [...] we need to bring the Mac up into the modern world [...] because we weren't first, because we didn't set the standards [...] this whole notion of being so proprietary in every facet what we do has really hurt us [...] reinvent the wheel our own way; and yeah it might be 10% better but usually it ended up being about 50% worse

Edited 2011-12-27 23:17 UTC

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