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Apple Refers To Samsung As “Pirates, Thieves”, and “Counterfeiters”

Eric McBride
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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the latest device to see halted sales due to Apple patent “infringements”, but luckily, the device is once again available for purchase on the Google Play Store. Samsung has also been granted an appeal against the injunction that was slapped on the Galaxy Nexus, with a final decision expected in early August. While that’s naturally good news, the official statement that Apple made against Samsung is not only shocking, but demonstrates once again how incredibly immature Apple can be.

Apple has went so far this time that even IOS owners are starting to wonder what the hell Apple is attempting to do. Apple wrote a letter to retailers demanding them not to sell the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1 to consumers (even though the injunction was already removed), and when Samsung spoke out about the letters, Apple’s arrogance was perfectly summed up in their statement:

[the company's] letter shows nothing beyond the entirely predictable consequence of Samsung’s infringement — i.e., the infringing products must be taken off of the market. It is not a legally cognizable harm to halt downstream sales of stolen, pirated, counterfeit, or infringing products.”

“Stolen, pirated”, and “counterfeit”. Wow. Not only does Apple want to halt innovation, but apparently they want to make it personal, which is honestly just embarrassing and stupid. It’s also funny that Apple felt that now was a good time to talk such smack, especially considering the ruling a British court recently made in regards to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Apple has done amazingly dumb things in the past, but this just takes it to a new low. For a company who feels their products are so superior to Android, they sure do act like a spoiled little child, which of course, leads me again to point a finger at Apple while chanting:

I think it's time for another poem

Picture credits: ipad-deluxe.de and troll.me

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  • Stan Jez Jul 16, 2012 Link

    I'm not at all surprised at Apple's tactics and really disappointing attitude. One day this will hurt them... Perhaps the current overall worldwide popularity of Android devices is spooking them. Although I sometimes wonder why Android Manufacturers and Google don't retaliate, in one sense I'm pleased they don't stoop to the same low level.

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  • Eric McBride Jul 16, 2012 Link

    I know exactly what you mean. I'm also glad that Google isn't all about lawsuits, although sometimes I really wish they would give just one really good legal kick in the butt :-D

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  • Joel Fabiani Jul 16, 2012 Link

    "Richard Posner, a judge who has been at it for over two decades, thinks that the constant "struggle for survival," leads tech companies into the courtroom when they should be coming up with the next innovative idea".

    I hope this game of cat and mouse end someday. Consumers are the most affected while companies are fighting.

    http://www.androidpit.com/apple-patents-motorola

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  • Eric McBride Jul 16, 2012 Link

    I couldnt agree more Joel.

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  • CJ Brown Jul 22, 2012 Link

    For years I've watched Apple become less innovative & behave more like a spoiled brat (dear Apple, if you do not like what your competitors are offering via modern electronic goods ... then please go back to the lab & come back with something impressive - preferably with a new name instead of lower caps i + "insert device name here") ....

    I applaud Google for not wasting time with their own Court case against Apple. If they decide to go to Court? Then I hope its Google, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Toshiba vs. Apple so that this send a clear message that manufacturers would prefer to impress consumers with their latest products (vs. boast like Apple does (& it sure feels like Apple is continuing to lose its legacy post Steve Jobs) ...

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