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post #161 of 209
Samsung fabs apple's A4 chips. What other foundry can manufacture A4 chips... the list is kind of short.

TSMC
GF
Intel (they don't contract their fabs out though)
IBM
Samsung

hmmmm how much would it cost Samsung to terminate their contract with Apple?

How long would it take to iron out the difficulties of a Fab switch for apple (TSMC most likely)?

How many wafers would Apple need per month to meet demand?

So Apple MAY be able to temporarily stop samsung from selling Galaxy brand phones, But Samsung is able to cut Apple off

If this goes to courts & Apple looses they are screwed.
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Apple isn't a computer company, they are a fashion company.
    
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post #163 of 209
Woah, they do look eerily similar.....

post #164 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
i agree.

people need to stop buying mac.
why do you even need it? what can a mac do that a PC can't?

what can an iphone do that an android can't?
I'd take an Apple made laptop over a PC laptop any day.

My mom has the MacBook pro and I think it is phenomenal.
Edited by townending - 4/19/11 at 11:07am
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post #165 of 209
Honestly, iPhone is copied all the time.

Samsung was probably testing some theory, then boom sued.

Also, does this have any adverse effects *Maybe it's why samsung sold out HDD's to seagate?*
post #166 of 209
Is Apple copyrighted or patented? if so, Why hasen't Apple haven't sued everyone for growing Apple's then?

If Steve Jobs were to walk into a supermarket now and wlaks through the grocery section and his eye catches the labeled fruit "Red Apple" Could he sue?

Could I get sued for even mentioning Apple on my reply?
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http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/19/a...-faces-strong/

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Want some numerical context to last night's revelation that Apple is suing Samsung Electronics for copying the iPhone and iPad? How does $5.7 billion sound? That's how much Apple spent on buying up parts from Samsung last year, according to the AFP, which cites the Cupertino company as Samsung's second-biggest client after Sony. Given the breadth of Samsung's component manufacturing, these expenditures can and probably do span everything from flash storage and RAM to processing chips to displays. What's fascinating here -- and illustrative of the psychopathic nature of corporations -- is that in spite of this massive interdependency, Apple's lodged a broadly worded patent assault on a major prong of Samsung's business (smartphones and tablets) and now Samsung's been quoted as saying it has "no choice but [to] respond strongly." A company official has apparently expressed the belief that Apple may be infringing on some of Samsung's wireless patents, which means we can probably look forward to another fat batch of papers being submitted to the Northern District of California court. Lovely.
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post #168 of 209
Temporarily closed. Stay on topic and stop flaming each other. I'm sick of Apple threads devolving like this.

Edit; re-opened. Next time it'll be closed for good.
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Woah, they do look eerily similar.....

the only two real similarities there are the bottom row which is the bar that's shared throughout the screens and the physical rim around the phone. both of which can be argued imo
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post #170 of 209
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Woah, they do look eerily similar.....

*Link to a bunch of pictures of laptops where most look essentially the same*

These look really similar too. Point being that this design is too generic to really be a patent.
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