Apple engaging in shady deal with patent troll?
0. phoneArena 13 Dec 2011, 10:56 posted on
Apple seems to be supporting a patent troll, who is now suing the rest of the mobile phone arena with patents that Apple transferred to them behind closed doors...
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
44. robinrisk (unregistered)
That is the thing, google did nothing dirty. Google owns android, HTC was sued in regards to android.
Google transfered patents to protect android, which google owns.
Apple transferred patents to attack a competitor and ban them out of existence.
If you can not see the difference between transferring patents to defend themselves and transferring patents to attack another company, then i can not say anithing that can change your mind.
45. robinrisk (unregistered)
Plus, the patents do not represent an invention, like the wheel, the 3G, mobile communication standars or other important stuff.
Apple patents involve unlocking your screen with a gesture, and HTC's gesture does not look at all like apple's slide to unlock.
And BTW, i do know about business. Obviously more than you do.
74. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
"That is the thing, google did nothing dirty."
If you believe Google collusion with HTC in patent trolling is nothing dirty, then why double standard? Google gave HTC access to a patent so HTC could sue Apple. These are the facts.
24. Meth7 (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Haven't you guys expected it anyway? It's the typical Apple way of doing business.
It's clear that the iphone 4S was a big disappointment even for apply fanboys. Android phones provide buyers with a lot of options to choose from, yet Apple decides to keep the same exact design with a lame voice regonition system which by the way, can easily be upgraded with a simple software update on the iphone 4 and calls it a brand new phone. The reason they couldn't even make the size of the screen a slightly bigger was maybe the amazing battery life which Apple claims that it can be fixed with a simple software update :-)
28. chuckyoo (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I cannot stand apple. What a waste of time and talent.
30. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Starting from today, I'll dump my iTunes and use Sony's Music Unlimited and Google Music. Anyone with me?
50. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)
No, I will continue to download their free songs of the week, My music collection increases, they have to pay for the royalties, maintaining their servers and all the people that are required to operate that part of the business. But i do agree to not buy any apple products through the site or through vendors.
31. Tux4g63 (Posts: 118; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I still think the entire patent system is broke. The fact that in the name of money, companies can exist like this whose entire and whole existence is only to make money through patent litigation lawsuits screams of a broken system.
32. hepresearch (unregistered)
Apple is becoming more impatient than I thought they would... the process of crushing the rest of the market is being accelerated, but they are taking extra care to try to wipe off their fingerprints from the whole thing as they go (although still failing somewhat on the stealth end of things, thanks to investigative reporting, but the hardcore iFans will still help to keep the rest of us on the defensive and off-balance until Apple completes their task of utter domination) by hiring and cooperating with these proxies. This was inevitable, but it was not going to happen as quickly on its own... thus the effort from Apple to accelerate the process to its natural conclusion far ahead of schedule. Beware... the Apple takeover is well in progress! None will remain who can possibly oppose!
75. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The problems is the facts. It is A FACT that Google colluded with HTC as part of the patent trolling activity. Google and HTC did in plain sight. In contrast, the facts surrounding the Apple behavior is UNKNOWN.
84. hepresearch (unregistered)
Unknown? So you are willing to put your stamp of approval on "unknown" facts? That is about as good as that law congress passed a few years back that was 2200 pages long, and a certain leader in the House said, "You've got to pass this bill to find out what's in it!"
Nah... it is not unknown... the evidence is out there for those who are willing to properly interpret, using common sense, the things they see and hear. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... then it's a duck! I am not going to deny that other companies have colluded in order to defend themselves, but this whole business with apple smells of anti-competitive behavior and burgeoning monopoly in the mobile tech industry.
Besides, how can Google and HTC, colluding or not, be patent trolling together when they are actually on the defense? They are not suing Apple... are they? Those who defend themselves from the patent lawsuits are not the trolls...
37. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Very good !
More people will hate apple
More manufacturers will sue apple
Apple is going to be the shame of industry
47. robinrisk (unregistered)
if only life were fair. Apple probably will keep growing for a long time.
39. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
i hate rotten fruit
70. hepresearch (unregistered)
Your user name is awesome! +1
51. whatever.works (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
You'd think, considering that Steve Jobs was a Buddhist, that he would have realized the bad karma that would come back to Apple for going "thermonuclear" on Android. People are going to see a rotten Apple due to these legal shenanigans, tarnishing the image that he worked so hard to create.
52. jeck77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
Apple...can't...compete...? Wow...just wow...fandroids are getting worse and worse every second. Your ignorance level is rising while your education is slowly eroding away.
53. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Once again, pointing to fandroids with them saying nothing of their phone type or who they prefer. The ignorance you speak of is only on your end.
85. hepresearch (unregistered)
I am entertained by the redundancy of this statement...
55. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Its getting close to "thermonuclear" lolzzzz!
59. jacko (unregistered)
all i can do is lol at crapple and there ifans
wasting money on a s**t device with a tiny screen every time i look at one i have to look at it with 1 eye
60. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
A holding company for patents - very nice.
I wonder how much it is worth to APPLE to vanquish all ANDROID OEMs....then again, APPLE is sitting on a ton money.
61. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Who is more evil now?
Microsoft or Apple?
62. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
lol anyone actually shocked by this...not me its why i do my best to stay away from apple product...got sucked in once with the iphone 4 but never again.
68. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
even for you that's super stupid trolling. Good job. I guess with taco being consistantly banned and trying to play nice under his pseudo name, someone had to come out and just be an idiot troll...
here.. here is taco's infamous troll dunce cap. wear it with pride.
86. hepresearch (unregistered)
ardent... taco called... he wants his dunce cap back...
89. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
u need to stop thumbing yourself up.. your really making urself look worse. and considering the crap that your constantly posting, if you want to see who the RVI is, you need to look no further than your reflection.