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Corporate blackmail.
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There's only one character to display my feelings on the subject.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

All a successful company cares about, no matter how blatantly destructive they are. Apple won't stop till it has the only smartphone, laptop and tablet. Then they'll start making, what, TV's? I have no doubt they'll sue for similar designs, that have been in production for years, because the patent system allows it.
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Why sue. Just use threat. In the end of the day you save a ton of money and achieve the same result. Except this time you have lost one more customer.
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This is getting pants-on-head retarded.

Have people forgotten that some of the best things ever are blatant copies of something, but with a twist or upgrade? That is just how it works. To make something great you take good elements from other things and improve on them. Star Wars did this, and look at how successful that is. In fact what mostly defines a successor is that it is an improved version of whatever came before it.

How does this apply to Apple (and other trolling companies)? Well it means that competition should be about who can make the best product using the same ideas. "Sure you came up with the idea, but if i can use it better than you do, isn't that fair enough?" And then the other company can try and make and even better product.

There is a line between a ripoff, a copy and something truly great. I define a ripoff as something that is just the same product designed to directly feed of another products success. These don't happen that often anymore, but a lot of old games did this.

A copy is something that is similar, but still is sold as a different product that isn't designed to confuse people about what product is the original.

A great product is one that doesn't feed on old products success, but takes ideas from the product and revolutionizes them. Causing an evolution in the product.

This kind of competition is merely about who has the most cash, and in all honesty, Apple has way too much. No company on earth really needs that much money, period.

edit:
Ideally if Asus's product is better it will sell, and then Apple would have to deal with it in a proper manner, as in upgrading their product. But this is hardly gonna happen.
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No doubt this won't go well for Asus either--with suppliers/fabricators knowing that their original source terminated their contract, alternatives likely won't be eager to give them a good deal, especially knowing that Asus has all but completed the product development and only needs fabrication. :/ Pretty sad.
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

Apple. Innovating by eliminating the competition.

Yup. This company is the end to technological innovation through spreading ignorance through the community. Even the modern slate design was invented by Microsoft sources.

I want better devices. Apple needs to go. And blackmail is against the law. Apple is a criminal company.
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All a successful company cares about, no matter how blatantly destructive they are. Apple won't stop till it has the only smartphone, laptop and tablet. Then they'll start making, what, TV's? I have no doubt they'll sue for similar designs, that have been in production for years, because the patent system allows it.

Apple "Your TV is rectangular...with a button on? That's our design!"
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Well,start pushing an Apple boycott.Only way to stop them.I think all the tech industry is about ready,they just need the support of the consumers.
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No doubt this won't go well for Asus either--with suppliers/fabricators knowing that their original source terminated their contract, alternatives likely won't be eager to give them a good deal, especially knowing that Asus has all but completed the product development and only needs fabrication. :/ Pretty sad.

So, all existing Zenbook production is also put into a halt, or is it just the development of the newer generation Ultrabooks? I am actually looking forward to acquiring a Zenbook myself to replace my aging MSI laptop that's over 3 years of age.
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I'm not gonna lie, i thought the title said "Apple Forces Pentagon..." though this is no more surprising. I honestly believe the only good man working for/with apple is The Woz.
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