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Apple's Tim Cook didn't want Samsung lawsuits, but Steve Jobs did

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2013 13:26 User comments (5)

Apple's Tim Cook didn't want Samsung lawsuits, but Steve Jobs did Cook didn't want to start legal fight with Samsung.
Apple CEO Tim Cook did not have an appetite for a legal fight with Samsung after the South Korean firm released its first Galaxy-branded smartphones. He felt that Samsung was a critical supplier of components for Apple's products, and that a legal dispute would be damaging.

The late Steve Jobs saw it differently, however. He felt that Samsung was using its position as a main supplier to Apple as an advantage, making its products very similar in design to Apple's and betting that Apple wouldn't resort to litigation.

After Samsung's release of the Galaxy Tab in 2011, Steve Jobs accused Samsung of outright stealing from Apple, as he had also deemed Google's Android OS a "stolen product."

After Apple filed a lawsuit in 2011, a patent war emerged between the two companies, spilling into Europe, Australia and to Asia.

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5 user comments

110.2.2013 16:12

That's because Steve Jobs was an egotistical prick and while he did do some good things for technology he was threatened by every competitor mainly because he knew his products were not as great as the iSheep make them out to be. So if a competitor surpassed them they would not be able to compete so Steve Job's answer was to sue them and make it look like Apple was the victim.


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211.2.2013 0:52

Originally posted by bobiroc:
So if a competitor surpassed them they would not be able to compete so Steve Job's answer was to sue them and make it look like Apple was the victim.

+1
and, he was shameless to steal ideas (he confessed) when he called android a stolen product at the same time.

this is why i can never like nor dislike jobs.


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311.2.2013 23:49

It's worthwhile remembering that screaming fit Jobs had at Gates about Windows... "But Steve", Bill said, "it's like I went in to steal my neighbour's TV and found you had stolen it already!".

I wish I'd been a fly on the wall haha.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Feb 2013 @ 23:51

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


415.2.2013 13:14

The best thing to happen to Apple (and the rest of the world) was when Jobs died.


syngyn

521.2.2013 3:22

Originally posted by syngyn:
The best thing to happen to Apple (and the rest of the world) was when Jobs died.
Hahaha.

Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

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