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On Tuesday Reuters reported from Australia, revealing that a lawyer for Apple, Inc. (AAPL) had announced his company's decision to reject a cross-licensing offer from Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (SEO 005930).
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Tina Fey- "THAT'S, A DEAL BREAKER!"
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Since Apple released a 4S instead of an iPhone 5, it's no wonder they want the Galaxy S2 banned.

If you can't beat'em with your innovations, ban them!
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Why should they accept Samsung never accepted there offer
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It amazes me that an innovation that's barely over 30 years old (cellular technology (non-car phone) was patented in 1975) has become such a hotbed of controversy and business warfare. It blows my mind how much money is involved in something that is still deemed more of a luxury than a necessity. (I still remember having to use payphones during an emergency, and I'm not THAT old!)

I do fear the precedents being set pending the outcomes of these legal battles though. Winning a law suit over some of the claims Apple has stated could seriously stifle innovation in the future as other companies will have to spend more money looking into avoiding patent infringements based on extraneous features that many of us take for granted.
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It amazes me that an innovation that's barely over 30 years old (cellular technology (non-car phone) was patented in 1975) has become such a hotbed of controversy and business warfare. It blows my mind how much money is involved in something that is still deemed more of a luxury than a necessity. (I still remember having to use payphones during an emergency, and I'm not THAT old!)
First, modern tech made in the last 7-8 years uses a digital over-air signal, not an analog cellular signal.

Second, the market is hot because everyone wants to go wireless on everything. Why should you have to sit down and type out posts on your gigantic PC at home when you can do the same thing from your phone while you're in the checkout line at Wal-Mart? Innovation is what makes this market so incredible. Not everyone needs a gigantic PC on a desk. It's much more feasible to have a mobile phone instead.

Third, it is a luxury, but more and more people consider it a necessity now. Prices on basic phones are low enough that it can be considered a basic need for most people.
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First, modern tech made in the last 7-8 years uses a digital over-air signal, not an analog cellular signal.

Second, the market is hot because everyone wants to go wireless on everything. Why should you have to sit down and type out posts on your gigantic PC at home when you can do the same thing from your phone while you're in the checkout line at Wal-Mart? Innovation is what makes this market so incredible. Not everyone needs a gigantic PC on a desk. It's much more feasible to have a mobile phone instead.

Third, it is a luxury, but more and more people consider it a necessity now. Prices on basic phones are low enough that it can be considered a basic need for most people.
I'm not sure if you're arguing with me or not.

I only mentioned the age of the technology as it is still fairly new in the grand scheme of things. The means in which the signal is propagated is honestly irrelevant to the average consumer and wasn't the intention of my post. All they know is that phones now sound clearer and have larger coverage ranges. (It's still using "cells" which makes it cellular by the way. ) If you want to discuss the differences between TDMA/CDMA/GSM/et cetera we can do that. )

Just because something has become more accessible doesn't make it a necessity. If cellular telephones were a necessity, would the aesthetics of a case really deem a multi-million dollar lawsuit? This is about as silly as Levi-Strauss suing Dockers because Dockers made a pair of denim pants that are blue. Either pair of pants would serve their function of covering legs, just as a phone serves the function of making/receiving phone calls/data.

This is all about marketing dollars, not determining how Apple can save the human race by keeping their all-important design sacred and without reproach. I can appreciate aesthetics as much as the next fellow, but these guys really need to give it a rest.
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Ban them both.
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Third, it is a luxury, but more and more people consider it a necessity now. Prices on basic phones are low enough that it can be considered a basic need for most people.
True enough. My situation may not be usual since I'm in Japan, but most people I know don't even have a land line anymore. We have our cell phones for local calls and VoIP for calls to the US. Of course given my job as tech support for a local ISP, I see the flaws in this configuration. I've many a time had customers either complain about hold times using up their minutes or about not being able to troubleshoot because they are calling me on Vonage or Skype(then your internet is obviously working, ma'am. Have a good day).
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Good. I dislike samsung for terrible at customer service.
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