Sources: HTC [via The Verge], Reuters
quote: Apple knows it's been ursurped technologically and more people are finally realizing it. So instead of actually creating something competitive, they resort to questionable legal tactics of preventing competitors from delivering phones.
quote: Apple's iOS business is beating the Android business irrespective of the outcome of the various legal cases.
quote: Care to discuss this reasonably?
quote: Which is a good thing for everyone (even if it a bad thing for some copyists in the short term) because if companies just copy Apple then innovation slows.
quote: Apple's innovations, like the notification bar?
quote: Yep Because every business in the world is going to magically switch to "mobile devices" for it's users replacing all desktop PC's.
quote: Apple's legal strategy has nothing to do with whether their iOS device business is a success
quote: because if companies just copy Apple then innovation slows.
quote: Samsung have clearly shown they have the organisation and will and management skills to compete and survive in the mobile space, Good for them. And even better if they can do it by not copying Apple.
quote: Are you serious? The legal strategy ensures iOS is a success, which makes them money. It has everything to do with iOS's success.
quote: Legal wars are expensive and companies are about making money. Apples board wouldn't allow this to happen if it weren't about guaranteeing iOS business. Please, prove otherwise.
quote: I think you may be responding to a point I did not make.
quote: Of course Apple's legal strategy relates to their business strategy
quote: I know it may be comforting to explain Apple's business victories as somehow the illegitimate result of dubious legal manoeuvres
quote: but if Apple dropped every one of it's legal actions tomorrow the legal IP wars around mobile would continue.