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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RE[3]: Unvitation?
by Gone fishing on Sat 11th Aug 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Unvitation?"
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

See these headlines from Apple insider

Apple's iPhone twice as profitable per unit as iPad [50% per Unit]

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/07/27/apples_iphone_twice_a...

Apple may make more profit selling one Mac than HP does from 7 PCs

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/06/24/apple_may_make_more_p...

Just imagine how much more Apple would have made per unit if they had managed to ban HP from selling PCs on the grounds they had monitors or mice or something.

If Apple had had their way the personal computer, the smart phone would never been for the masses just a small privileged clique and they would have always made 60% or more profit per unit.

Apple make me feel all warm and cuddly about Microsoft and if you buy its products you support probably the nastiest company in the technology sector. If you care about openness, the freedom,to produce software open-source or proprietary, hardware, why you would by anything from this company beats me.

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