Linked by nej_simon on Sat 11th Aug 2012 12:10 UTC
Legal "[...] tonight Apple entered into evidence in its trial with Samsung a document showing that it offered the South Korean company a licensing deal on some of its key technologies. Specifically, Apple offered to license the portfolio of patents if Samsung would pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet." $30-40 per device is a lot of money for some trivial features (rounded corners, slide-to-unlock etc). No wonder Samsung declined.
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Unvitation?
by siraf72 on Sat 11th Aug 2012 13:48 UTC
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2006-02-22

Perhaps they didn't really want them to accept it. Instead of making an offer the couldn't refuse, they did the opposite. .. .. or they were just being greedy.


Probably being greedy.

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RE: Unvitation?
by Gone fishing on Sat 11th Aug 2012 16:17 in reply to "Unvitation?"
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2006-02-22

Perhaps they didn't really want them to accept it. Instead of making an offer the couldn't refuse, they did the opposite. .. .. or they were just being greedy.

Probably being greedy.


This is not about greed - greed with Apple comes from exploiting its customers. This is about using the legal system to prevent Samsung from competing. Apple know with competition they wouldn't be able to keep screwing their customers.

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v RE[2]: Unvitation?
by Nelson on Sat 11th Aug 2012 16:41 in reply to "RE: Unvitation?"
RE[2]: Unvitation?
by darknexus on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE: Unvitation?"
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2008-07-15

This is not about greed - greed with Apple comes from exploiting its customers. This is about using the legal system to prevent Samsung from competing. Apple know with competition they wouldn't be able to keep screwing their customers.

You know, I hear a lot about Apple "screwing" its customers. Let me ask you this: If I buy a product that I want that provides me both the software and the features I like to have, how precisely am I getting screwed? Apple is getting my money, I'm getting the product I want. Granted, I do not like everything that Apple does. I don't like the closed ecosystem of iOS. There are things about every company and/or platform that I don't like. I dislike the fragmented state of Android for example. The thing is, I knew that going in and had to weigh that in conjunction with other features I require, and I got an iPhone anyway. Explain to me how I'm getting screwed, please, without bringing f/oss ideology into the picture. Please explain to me how I've been screwed by Apple when, after weighing in all the factors, I purchased an Apple product that fit my needs better than the other products on the market.

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