Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 12:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Before the iPad there were tablets, including ones from Samsung.

And it was a market that didn't yields a lot of profits, if any. That's not a situation where you can be sure that a new tablet will sell and make money. Nobody predicted tablets would sell in these numbers.

Apple took a chance and it paid off. They tested the water and the rest jumped after them. Nothing wrong with that though.

Perhaps the technology was now available, hardware wise, but there was no software. Apple made iOS ready and it worked. Others had to do with Android which wasn't ready.

Again there is nothing Samsung brought to the mix, unlike Microsoft and RIM. Amazon even put in the effort with the Kindle Fire, which is based on Android, to make something that's not a shameless imitation.

Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Amazon and well, I guess even Google with Android are the innovators, Samsung spends its time making their stuff look like Apple's. This doesn't add to the innovation or customer choice.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 16:31 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Before the iPad there were tablets, including ones from Samsung.

Including CruchPad. If a blogger has the same idea and resources to make a device that is essentially an iPad, then technology is already there. iPad just followed the technology.

Why didn't Apple produce a tablet in 2004? One word - technology. (Or would you say that ChrunchPad is a rip-off of Apple's original idea?)

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I think anyone who bought a CrunchPad got ripped off, all one hundred of them.

Apple started on a tablet before the iPhone and they already had a touch adventure with the Newton. They probably could have gotten a tablet to market earlier, but decided to go with a phone.

Both the tablet and phone were a big risk, getting them to market at the same time could have taken Apple out completely should they have failed.

Despite Apple's money and dominance they only have a few products making them very vulnerable. The iPhone brings in more money than all of Microsoft's products combined. If they lose the iPhone sales it would be a mayor impact.

Right now they are in a position it's hard to imagine they ever losing it or remember how small they used to be, but Microsoft was in that same position not so long ago and no doubt Apple will one day come back to earth. What would happen to Microsoft if Windows and Office fell from grace? That would be a disaster, just as if the iPhone or iPad would suddenly lose popularity.

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