Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2012 06:15 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's response to Apple's win is probably the most cringeworthy of all. Blatantly admitting Windows Phone can't make a dent in the market on merit, but instead requires the court room to do so, Bill Cox, senior director of Windows Phone marketing communications, said: "Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now." Nauseating.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by segedunum on Sat 25th Aug 2012 11:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Btw, the law suit wasn't on one aspect but the culmination of all the various parts that were blatantly ripped off - it is one thing to take a few ideas and build upon them whilst creating a unique experience but it is an entirely different situation to be a 'me too'.

Apple has their own survey which says that isn't the case - people who have bought Android devices don't see any similarities nor did they buy it because they thought they were getting a cheaper iPhone.

Handing a jury not knowledgeable about technology a set of very narrow questions where similarities were doctored in is not much of a victory, and this has no real chance of being upheld on appeal.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 25th Aug 2012 12:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple has their own survey which says that isn't the case - people who have bought Android devices don't see any similarities nor did they buy it because they thought they were getting a cheaper iPhone.

Handing a jury not knowledgeable about technology a set of very narrow questions where similarities were doctored in is not much of a victory, and this has no real chance of being upheld on appeal.


True - having had a look further into the case it appears that large sways of evidence by Samsung have been thrown out by the judge such as evidence of prior art related to the particular patented technologies Apple claims Samsung infringed on. I think Apple is just pissed off that although the iPhone sparked off the consumer smart phone it appears that for many they're quite happy with what the others have to offer which offer similar functionality at a reasonable price (the price difference between SIII and iPhone 4S is minuscule). Maybe Apple needs to adopt the position that they took when it comes to the Mac - for Apple to succeed it doesn't mean that Android has to fail. Personally there is a tonne of room for growth so why Apple can't see this as an opportunity I'm befuddled. Maybe their overinflated share price is based on unrealistic expectations of Apple and the executive team see the law suit as the only way of ensuring that the share price remains where it is by securing future dominance.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by some1 on Sat 25th Aug 2012 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2010-10-05

Maybe Apple needs to adopt the position that they took when it comes to the Mac

They are doing exactly what they did with Macs two decades ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp...
Only they got smarter and are suing a non-US company now.

Seriously, though, I very much agree with what you've said.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by segedunum on Mon 27th Aug 2012 12:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

Maybe Apple needs to adopt the position that they took when it comes to the Mac - for Apple to succeed it doesn't mean that Android has to fail. Personally there is a tonne of room for growth so why Apple can't see this as an opportunity I'm befuddled.

What they did with the Mac was a disaster that almost bankrupted them. They managed to shove themselves into a niche with the Mac, but even today it is a very small niche that wouldn't sustain the company by itself.

They know Android is a serious problem for them because they know people are not going to continue paying over the odds for iPhones continually. Android phones have the supply and people have the choice - they can get a cheap one or an expensive one that's almost as much as an iPhone. People are not going to pay several times the price of an Android tablet for an iPad. In the early adopter phase they will do that, but as time goes on Apple is on a hiding to nothing that will not sustain a $600 billion company.

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