First, I never mentioned Apple. Apple has nothing to do with it. I said that the great accomplishment described in the article equals the less than stellar profits Samsung made in 2012. The fact that a company making a product someone buys is profitable does NOT mean the company is ripping anyone off, unless they're a non-profit entity. It means we live in a prosperous, capitalistic society where only profitable companies survive year to year. However, when I read detritus like this article which poses a 17% increase in profit as a great accomplishment, I cringe. In fact I cringe at most % increase accomplishments because what matters is what the increase is a percentage of. Samsung is a fine company with good devices, but they've done much better, profit-wise, in more recent years, and this year's increase is only part of a recovery from a dramatic reduction in profit.