Both companies are playing this knock-down drag-out fight with positive spin. Apple's CEO Steve Jobs claims "Creative is very fortunate to have been granted this early
patent. This settlement resolves all of
our differences with Creative, including the five lawsuits currently
pending between the companies, and removes the uncertainty and
distraction of prolonged litigation."
quote: I've flown Singapore Air, and American Airlines in the same trip. Night and day difference. American Airlines treats like you cattle.
quote: the way of teatment is different because of cultural differences..
quote: It wasn't BS when Creative first tried to file it back in 1999. As I said before, back then MP3 players could only hold 10-20 songs
quote: ...if you've ever flown Singapore you'd know what I mean.
quote: ...as if Singaporean companies can't come up with original ideas.
quote: In the US, you can't fire stewardesses for becoming old and unattractive!
quote: Even in the best (and highly unlikely) case that the entire thing gets refunded, Apple is just left with a new accessory maker.