Sources: Ruling via The Verge, Reuters
quote: It goes deeper that that i'm afraid. apple doesn't have the expertise, engineering prowess, manpower or willingness to developed an OS that can be guarantied to work on a wide variety of hardware.
quote: Somewhere along the line short sighted apple execs decide its a good idea to tie that great software to one specific piece of hardware only
quote: Somewhere along the line short sighted apple execs decide its a good idea to tie that great software to one specific piece of hardware only, instead of licensing it out.
quote: I hope now that jobs has passed (RIP) they are able to shift to a business model that provides long term success as well as in the short term because clearly all they have learned in the past 20 or 30 years is to patent everything and sue.
quote: Um, Apple already tried the licensing method in the nineties and all it created was cannibalisation on their own hardware sales.
quote: Sure, they earned a 100 dollar license fee for every mac clone sold but they also lost 500 dollars in hardware sales for every clone sold rather than a mac.
quote: There will only be place for one open software platform at the time in the modern growth focused economy. On the PC, there is MS with Windows. On the handhelds, there is Google with Android.
quote: There is a flaw with low volume-high profit margin strategies. Whilst they allow for large increases in profit from small increases in market share, they also result in large decreases in profit from small decreases in market share. This is less of a risk in the "large market share - small profit margin" model.