Sources: Reuters, Bloomberg
quote: Apple, Inc. (AAPL) is more than a little concerned about Google Inc.'s (GOOG) impressive ensemble of OEM partners
quote: who together have greatly outpaced it in market share.
quote: Apple attorney Josh Krevitt bemoaned his company's lot, remarking, "Samsung is always one step ahead, launching another product and another product."
quote: Apple isn't launching product as fast as it used to. Since the departure of founder and visionary Steven P. Jobs, it saw its iPhone 4S launch slip to October 2011.
quote: Now hopes that Apple would "catch up" with a July launch are all but lost
quote: Increasingly unable to compete with those pesky "one step ahead" Android phonemakers
quote: Apple has turned to an all out quest to kill its competitors in court
quote: That quest has yielded some major failures -- such as its recently dismissed case against Motorola Mobility, a Google subsidiary.
quote: 2004 claim to the "invention" of a rectangular computing slab
quote: Left yet again playing Wile E Coyote to HTC's roadrunner, Apple is surely more than a little frustrated. After all, by the time the ITC decides on whether the workaround is sufficient, HTC will likely have moved along to new devices and new software. Thus Apple, who looks suprisingly sluggish of late, is left struggling to hit a moving target. As it lawyer says, the Androids are always "one step ahead