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Apple sends its attack dogs after Samsung... again

Apple has been handed a number of losses recently in its lawsuits against Samsung in courts around the world. In late November, Samsung won an appeal overturning a ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1. A German judge in late November then ruled against Apple after Samsung made changes to its Galaxy Tab 10.1 (the new revision was called the 10.1N) to skirt Apple's design infringement claims.
 
Naturally, those legal setbacks weren’t enough to dissuade Apple from following up with more lawsuits. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has started up a fresh round of lawsuits against Samsung in Germany's Dusseldorf Regional Court. The first lawsuit takes aim at 10 Samsung smartphone designs. The second lawsuit targets five of Samsung's tablet computers.
 
Google's Android mobile operating system has increasingly become a thorn in Apple's side as it has grown to dominate the global smartphone market. Samsung in particular is seen as a threat, as analysts expect Samsung to report the sale of 35 million smartphones during Q4 2011 compared to roughly 30 million iPhones for Apple.
 
Analysts are predicting Samsung's full-year 2012 smartphone sales to reach between 150 and 170 million units.
 
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs started the crusade against Android and vowed to pull out all the stops to steamroll Google's mobile operating system:
 
I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
 
It now appears that even after Jobs' passing, the fight will continue for the foreseeable future. Most recently, Apple found itself on the losing end when Motorola won a favorable initial judgment saying that it didn't infringe upon three Apple patents.

Source: Bloomberg



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RE: Apple, get away!
By Tony Swash on 1/18/2012 6:50:44 AM , Rating: 1
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By now it's obvious Apple has realized the iPhone is destined to become a niche smartphone.


Presumably the evidence for that is the fact that this quarter the iPhone 4s will be the top selling handset in the world, the iPhone 4 the second top selling handset and the iPhone 3GS the third top selling handset. last quarter the iPhone 4, an 18 month old model, was the top selling handset. Apple are doomed!

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Plus is you want an iPhone (sounds strange somehow, who'd seriously want it now ;-)),


It seems more people than want any other handset.

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A few years from now iPhones will be where Apple PCs have always been - with only a fraction of the market share.


What a terrible fate Apple suffered, reduced to being the world's fastest growing and most profitable PC maker.

By the way Apple make and sell more computing devices than any other company on the planet. They really must be doomed :)


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