Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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The link you posted... Proclaiming it to be a good analysis. Here is an excerpt from it:

Samsung’s decision to copy Apple has also been inarguably good for consumers. If it weren’t for Samsung and Google, Apple would have faced no meaningful competition in smartphones—which would have been great for Apple shareholders but terrible for everyone else, including for Apple’s customers.

This is from your post describing the outcome of the trial (titled "Everyone Wins"):

This is good.

This is good for innovation.

This is good for consumers, the industry and the whole tech market.


If you agree with an analysis stating that Samsung copying Apple was good for consumers... How do you then think that a trial outcome punishing them for it is also good for consumers...

I think you've been baking in Steve's reality distortion field for too long...

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