Think of Samsung being the knock off Rolex watch of cellphones.
Since when is the superior product a "Knock off"?
Exactly. And that's why Samsung makes "Knock offs" - thanks for the confirmation.
So, mods, the +5 Insightful rating for the Parent simply points out (once again), the unbridled Apple Hate that manifests itself in Slashdot's asinine and broken "moderation" system.
Dry your Apple-flavored tears, troll. Approximately every time I say bad things about Apple here I get moderated down by Apple fans who are crying about the resulting sand in their arsecrack.
Yeah, it has nothing to do with your claims being wrong. Facts be damned.
Forgot to mention also stealing their stealing of the fingerprint authentication idea from Motorola. I feel like that is pretty significant. What did Motorola get for that?
Oh, you mean from the Moto phone where the fingerprint scanner was on the back, and you had to swipe your finger across it and the camera lens right next to it? Yeah, Apple totally stole that - only that there were fingerprint scanners decades before, and Apple actually did it in a way that wasn't literally a mess.
Large touchscreen phone idea -- stolen from me
Considering people complained the screen of the original iPhone was too big, they obviously stole the idea from themselves.
And Hillary and Obama destabilized Syria so they could build a pipline.
Why would one destabilize a country to build anything? You are confusing the theme of your conspiracy theory: they supposedly did it to stop a pipeline.But I wonder how they managed to create the drought at the heart of the destabilization- back when Dubya was still PotUS. . Or how they forced Assad to gas his people.
It was a 'design patent'. Not something about technology or production, but rather about looks
IOW something that can be very easily be avoided to violate. Thanks for confirming Samsung is guilty as hell.
WTF are you talking about. The iPhone was a copy of the LG Prada with a few differences
A phone that was officially announced a week after the iPhone. And was immediately called an iPhone copy. . To be fair - they actually didn't look that much alike. As for the differences: One was an overpriced, underpowered fashion accessory, the other one the iPhone.
If that were true, then why did Apple have to fake images of a Samsung phone to look like the iPhone?
They didn't so they didn't.
The App Store doesn't just deal in apps. It also deals in in-app purchases, which includes subscriptions. When you add those in, no link in your chain breaks down.
So Apple is a monopoly because only Netflix can sell Netflix subscriptions. Yeah, makes sense.
... having control over your own platform does not mean you have a monopoly, since they look at the market as a whole
I reject that assertion from a legal perspective. An app for Android is not fungible with an app for iOS. It requires spending many hundreds of dollars for a consumer to switch from one platform to the other, which would be required if you want to run apps from the other store.
So your argument is that Apple has an monopoly because Android phones actually cost a lot of money.
IE in Microsoft Windows was found anti-competitive for less than that.
No they were not.
But, as this is about software - you can only buy iOS apps from Apple's store. Right?
It stopped being about software when you suddenly talked about cars.
All the things you say are correct except for where you conclude that this means the behavior isn't anticompetitive.
All the things you say are correct except for where you conclude that this means the behavior is anticompetitive.
Apple is known to block apps that might in any way compete with its business model. For example, Apple blocked a developer from publishing an app that allowed wireless iTunes sync before later adding it as a feature exclusive to newer iPhones. Apple also blocks any apps that might compete with their NFC payments, they block voice assistants from having any meaningful functionality, and they block web browsers from having their own rendering engine.
None of these cases "lead to higher prices" as claimed - quite the opposite, because Apple's offerings are free.
The earth is like a tiny grain of sand, only much, much heavier.