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Apple wants judge to ban eight Samsung handsets from the US market

By Shawn Knight
Aug 28, 2012
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  1. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Member Posts: 52

    Hahaha.... this makes it worse apple.... Your Not competitive anymore.... Better Spend your money and time developing a better iphone. I you think you can still beat samsung....
     
  2. I almost bought an iphone. Now I will never. Apple may have a decent phone and product line-up, but I will never spend my hard earned money on their utter nonsense.
     
  3. Screw apple. Thats why I went and got 3 new Galaxy S3's !!!!!! for my family...
     
  4. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 281   +32

    Has someone patent the onscreen keyboard? or the "copy & paste"???
    a zooming feature can be patent? hahahaha
    cant wait till apple launch its iTV.... then samsung will sue apple because it has a power button that samsung has patent.
     
  5. Samsung will just switch to Windows Phone 8 OS.......
     
  6. Shhh you might give some CEOs some more bad ideas to hurt us consumers some more. All patent laws seem to do these days is get abused, and make the consumers pay more for the same crap. You know in the end we are going to pay more. The licensing fees for patents cost 50 times more than the actual phone does. Who do you think pays that in the end? .......

    We do.

    It's not just samsung, its everything. Soon I wont be able to fart without infringing a copyright or a patent.
     
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    This is all getting WAY out of hand.
     
  8. xempler

    xempler TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I currently own a apple iphone. It lasts me a good 6-8 hrs before the battery dies. And that's with very limited usage. I was told to turn off almost all the features on the phone so I can improve my battery life. Basically like buying an expensive sports car but told to keep in under 25 miles and never turn on the radio. I hope Samsung appeals and wins because I seriously want to buy a Galaxy phone next time around.
     
  9. Capaill

    Capaill TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +16

    In a recent Groklaw analysis reported by Techspot it lists the fines that Samsung have to pay on their phones for breaking the patents. What interests me is that there is no penalty for the Galaxy S or S2, but there is for the US versions of them:

    Galaxy S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
    Galaxy S 4G . . . . . . . . .73,344,668
    Galaxy S II (AT&T). . . . . .40,494,356
    Galaxy S II (i9000). . . . . . . . . .0
    Galaxy S II (T-Mobile). . . .83,791,708
    Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch).100,326,988
    Galaxy S II (Skyrocket) . . .32,273,558
    Galaxy S (Showcase) . . . . .22,002,146

    I'm confused by this as I doubt there is much difference between an international S2 and the AT&T version of it. Or the T-Mobile version. Or did the jury somehow magically only target Samsung's US market.

    Now I'm not saying that the US-based jury is pro-US and voted in favour of a US company while at the same time finding that the same US company didn't breach any of the 3 patents that the Asian company accused them of stealing.... :)

    ... but I'm fairly sure the Apple phones let a user listen to music while using another application (multi-tasking). Yet the jury found that Apple had not breached that Samsung patent?

    I have never been a fan of Apple as I'm not a fan of anyone that locks me into using one app (iTunes). I prefer the freedom to choose. And while I agree that Samsung's early smartphones were very similar in appearance to the Apple phones, they were clearly different as soon as you turned them on.

    I'm fed up of hearing about Apple getting a court to back some vague patent about the shape of a smartphone or tablet. It's complete lunacy. Fight the patents that matter, not the ones that will stifle the entire smartphone industry for years to come.

    I was going to ask why the FCC hasn't stepped in to put a stop to all this. But it's probably because Samsung is not a US company. Perhaps that is why Apple didn't go after Motorola or Google. They are waiting to get a court precedent on their side before tackling the US companies.
     
  10. Ugh would crApple just die already ?!?!
     
  11. merdin

    merdin Banned

    Apple is nothing more than a patent troll. In the absence of actual innovation, they are instead fighting dirty by attempting to sabotage all competitors. That is not the way a truly innovative and competitive company operates. **** u apple you are nothing more than a ****ing dirt bag hope all you apple ****ers burn in hell.....
     
     
  12. Capaill

    Capaill TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +16

    Can you imagine what it would be like if someone had patented the circular wheel? While competitors struggled to get square wheels to work (they don't, Mythbusters proved it) the patent owner would be cleaning up the market. Fast forward to today and luxury cars would be the ones with 4 wheels! The rest of us would be on unicycles (praying we don't get a puncture) or walking the 10 miles to work.
     
  13. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    What a frightfully witty comment! Well Done! :)(y)
     
  14. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 925   +247

    If you thought Microsoft was greedy, then you ain't never dealt with Apple.
     
  15. teribithia

    teribithia TS Rookie

    Apple you win, WTF. HTC has been beaten by apple in the early 2011 Dec, Now it is the time turn to Motorola. I think
     
  16. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Think of Apple like The Hulk....We have made it mad by buying non Iphones. Now APPLE SMASH!!!!!
     
  17. Mohankr.vish

    Mohankr.vish TS Rookie

    Apple developed but Samsung Survived, it doesn't matter actually who was the created of this Design..

    whether apple or somebody else but now SAMSUNG is on the market n every where...

    Best phone ever with good price...not like apple which cost us alot
     


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