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 zima on Sat 18th Aug 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Unvitation?"
zima
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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 gloats about you being screwed, openly boasting having the highest margins ...and, the most perplexing of all: strangely many buyers seem to cherish that.

And then, we might also ponder how much of that satisfaction is about buying into positional goods (or even veblen goods, & http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/2008/pr-wine-011608.html - overall, not very positive phenomena), or PR in general (where Apple often, well, lies: like the whole "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campaign)

Edited 2012-08-19 00:07 UTC

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