Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE: buying imac
by Morgan on Fri 28th Sep 2012 22:00 UTC in reply to "buying imac"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

It's a two-sided war, make no mistake. Everyone is calling Apple the bully, but Samsung's actions after the big verdict have proven that they are simply asking for it and they don't care if they are labeled infringers.

Don't forget they aren't some mom-and-pop business that just started up; they have been around a very long time and are one of the biggest LCD manufacturers in the world. They also have a finger in just about every other tech industry in Asia, right down to the silicon. It would be the equivalent of Apple going after Sony or Microsoft, though I doubt in those cases people would be so quick to defend the latter companies.

Their CEO is also involved in some shady mafia-esque stuff, though that didn't come out at trial to my knowledge. I also doubt that if somehow Android were to go away, Samsung would stop making phones. They would simply switch to Windows Phone 8 for the flagship devices and ramp up development on Bada for everything else.

Bottom line, you can't trust ANY corporation, and I'd rather watch them fight it out from a distance than get directly involved.

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RE[2]: buying imac
by Mellin on Sat 29th Sep 2012 20:07 in reply to "RE: buying imac"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

The jury didn't care about prior art and the whole thing was a farce

and you need a severe vision problem to not see the difference between iphone and samsung galaxy s2

Edited 2012-09-29 20:11 UTC

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RE[3]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 00:15 in reply to "RE[2]: buying imac"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Oh believe me, I'm not defending Apple on this. I think they were major assholes to do this, not only because I feel they had no basis for the suit in the first place, but also that they were using it as part of an attack on Android in general. Even though I'm not an Android fanboy I feel Apple should compete on merits, not in the courtroom.

I was referring to Samsung's latest hardware releases which truly do ape Apple hardware in overt ways. Their Windows 8 tablet hybrid looks so much like a slightly thicker MacBook Air that it could easily be mistaken for an Apple device. It's almost as if they are saying "come at me again, iBro!"

As for the Galaxy phones, I'm in full agreement with you. They look and operate nothing like an iPhone, which in my personal opinion is a good thing.

My position remains the same though; they can fight it out all they want but I'm not taking sides by "voting with my wallet" anymore. Why limit myself because of something that my little purchases won't affect anyway? Most of the hardware I buy is secondhand anyway, so even if I do own a Sony or Apple or Samsung or whatever device, they never saw my money.

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