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Have Apple Made a Huge Mistake In Starting the Patient War? | 458 comments | Create New Account
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The market shift has happened already
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 09:52 AM EDT
Anybody who has traveled to Asia or Europe will have seen what is available in
the competition both 'phones and services. The Asian market is particularly
enlightening.

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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 09:54 AM EDT

Apple didn't start the patent wars, though they sure have gotten heavily
involved.

Depending on hw this all plays out, yes, it could have a negative impact on
innovation in the USA, and not just in smartphones. The patent mine field
may soon make it impossible to do any R&D or manufacturing in the
States. Think of how this could impact the economy, and slow the exit from
the current recession...

Wayne
http://madhatter.ca

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Have Apple Made a Huge Mistake In Starting the Patient War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 11:05 AM EDT
My family has 5 working macs, 2 iPhones (3G, 4s), 2 Apple TV's, 1 iPad, and a
few iPods.

Because of this case and a few other things Apple has done, I'm switching back
to Linux for my computers and I've just purchased a Samsung TV and DVD player.
I doubt I'll be buying much else from Apple.

Of course I'm only one person. In a quarter or two, we should be able to get an
idea if a significant number of people are doing the same.

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Have Apple Made a Huge Mistake In Starting the Patient War?
Authored by: Wol on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 03:11 PM EDT
Even worse for Apple, it's hard for them to hit back at Samsung ... these are
*import* bans. The iPhone is imported. I gather Samsung has a production
facility in the US making Galaxies.

So it's going to look well weird to the American public when the local boy Apple
can't sell their product due to an import ban, but Johnny Foreigner Samsung
can't be stopped ... :-)

Cheers,
Wol

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Have Apple Made a Huge Mistake In Starting the Patient War?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 24 2012 @ 03:33 PM EDT
Check your patent -> patient spell check there :)

amusing though it is...

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Have Apple Made a Huge Mistake In Starting the Patient War?
Authored by: DannyB on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 09:39 AM EDT
There are only a small number of products that must get banned in order to starve Apple.

There are an awfully lot of products, from numerous manufacturers, that would have to get banned to starve off *all* of the Android competitors.

The Android competitors make lots of other products. Even phones running Windows or their own OS or other OSes. Also desktops, laptops, tablets, other consumer electronics (TVs, DVD players), in some cases like Samsung even appliances (dishwashers, etc), commercial electronics (eg, security monitors, etc) industrial equipment (cranes used to unload giant cargo ships) and even jet engines. Think of stopping Samsung to be similar to trying to stop General Electric.

Good luck to Apple trying to stop *every* Android device and competitor.

Thankfully, it will be a much easier task to put Apple out of our misery.

I have fond memories of being a once long time Apple fan. In the last decade I haven't worked with Apple gear, but have wished them luck. Now that they want to control what I can buy in the marketplace and try to become the next Microsoft while building on mobile devices that others created, I suddenly care passionately.


I think it was a brilliant tragedy strategy for Apple to go and pick a fight with everyone else on the playground.

"Only the heir to the throne of the kingdom of idiots would fight a war on twelve fronts." -- Ambassador Londo Mollari from the home planet of the Centauri Republic

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