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What goes around comes back around....
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I'm loving how easy it is to bait people into revealing their alliances ITT.

Companies don't draw lines in the sand if it doesn't benefit them.

They also don't care how you talk about them if they already have your money.

Some companies do. I'm sure your referring to some of the larger companies such as Samsung and Apple who have so many employees that make up the company it is hard to tell rather or not they actually care. Beyond that they have to do their best to make profit so they can continue doing business.

These companies are made and headed by people that are just like us. If I had a company like either of them I'd care what people said even though I doubt I'd act much on what the public is saying because what they say is rarely what they want(OCN is an exception of this rule, most online forums were people voice their opinion are exceptions). Like it or not, we aren't the norm and in general the norm don't know what will actually make them happy.

Prime example: Heavy Rain had decent sales. Heavy Rain 2 would have had better sales. Developer doesn't care, says people will enjoy a different game entirely so goes that direction instead even though they realize it will hurt sales. Is it bad business? It is his company, he can do whatever he wants to with it and I personal feel that he is correct about what I'd enjoy, can't speak for the rest of us.
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If I said "what the (expletive deleted) is heavy rain," would you realize that whoever made it has priorities superseding money, and subsequently recognize why this thread wasn't about them from the start?

The whole point I've been trying to make in this thread is that Apple and Samsung have been using this patent "battle" as a misdirection. It gives them publicity even while in the same stroke achieving the more tangible goal of sealing the newcomers out of the race.

A patent expires in 15 years. By then no one will care about the quality of smart phones because something new and patentable will have come out and be the focus of the early majority's $.

All the while total disregard for the legal precedence of such battles will rage on, solidifying the notion that one cannot contend with the big fish if one is trying to provide a product or service at buyer-controlled prices.

The fact you put yourself in the place of people who run these companies, while posting on such a forum such as you describe, is one rare example of irony which still remains faithful to the word's original definition. You cannot deny that at some point, manipulation of the legal and economic environment in which a company exists, by said company, is detrimental to such environment.

edit: Happiness is a terrible excuse to destroy the rights of the populace.
Edited by un-midas touch - 6/5/13 at 11:22pm
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Terribly misleading title, the ban is only on the AT&T Iphone4 and AT&T Ipad 2. Both which are being phased out.
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Terribly misleading title, the ban is only on the AT&T Iphone4 and AT&T Ipad 2. Both which are being phased out.

Well then, I wonder why either company would even bother to continue all of this...
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Well then, I wonder why either company would even bother to continue all of this...

Because if this goes through it would lead to other bans.
Edited by CrazyHeaven - 6/6/13 at 8:04am
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this is good and bad.

good in the sense that corps need to be reminded from time to time that they are not above the law but bad because there is probably a 100 other instances where the law needed to be enforced better.

and of course the jobs at stake should this be enforced.

then again, this could be a marketing ploy between the two companies to drive sales for both sides despite a possible ban
Jobs at stake lol..You mean those children in the sweat shop in china might lose there job?
 
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Jobs at stake lol..You mean those children in the sweat shop in china might lose there job?

Neither Apple nor Samsung employ children.
    
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Government overreach much?

Since when is the president allowed to dictate such things, I didn't see him intervene when samsung products were judged to have infringed and ban hammer was out.

I agree patent system is broken, but this is dictatorship. Because congress all love Apple they can do what they want it seems.
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I see people commenting that Samsung an apple are equally bad however i picked up a SGS3 for 30 USD from the egg before the SGS4 came out. I never see apple drop prices like that.

IMO Out of all of this we are getting competition and samsung is trying to win the battle but people are hung up on Iphones since it was really the first smartphone.


Edit: Plus if apple employs 60k people and samsung employes 360k people. I'd rather see samsung win period because of more jobs. Even if they aren't american jobs.
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