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Apple takes a poke at Samsung in newspaper ad

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Apple takes a poke at Samsung in newspaper ad
Apple took out a full page ad in newspapers around the world on Tuesday. The ad revolves around Apple's plans for the environment and asks other companies to follow Apple's example when it comes to being "green." For example, the Cupertino based tech titan is using renewable energy to power 120 of its 400 U.S. retail stores.

The headline of the ad takes a shot at Apple's rival, Samsung.  In the midst of Apple's $2.2 billion patent infringement trial against the Korean manufacturer, Apple writes in huge print, "There are some ideas we want every company to copy." That is obviously a thinly veiled reference to Apple's claims that Samsung copied it in producing its hugely successful Galaxy smartphone and tablet line.

Speaking of the trial, Samsung rested its defense on Monday and will now go on the offense. In its cross-claim, Samsung says that Apple infringed on two of its patents, and seeks approximately $7 million from the iPhone manufacturer.

Apple's environmental ad takes a shot at Samsung

Apple's environmental ad takes a shot at Samsung


source: @DavidMcClelland via 9to5Mac

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posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:13 15

1. UglyFrank (Posts: 1825; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Should they really be joking about this if they are in court because they apparently don't want to be copied?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:22 3

8. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I agree that this blurs the line some of ok to copy and not.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:39 15

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Talking about Apple innovations, I suggest to watch this video:

"Has Apple Really Ever Invented Anything?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeC25BM9E0

So is there much what can be copied from Apple or maybe more correct to say recopied from Apple? (sarcasm)

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:45 8

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Go to hell apple... you dont sound good talking about green when the condition of labor in your manufacturing facilities are miserable just bcoz of your cost n profit hunger... care about ppl first then talk something about green... is it hard for apple to push foxxcon?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:20

27. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


It's not about not wanting to be copied, it's about wanting to be compensated for being copied.
Profits from a sale are immediate, royalties are cash flow - look at Microsoft and Android.
Android is a much more successful platform, and Microsoft gets to make money off of it.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:20 3

28. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Looks like they copied MS's metro font. How ironic.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:53 3

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"There are some ideas we want every company to copy."

That should say Nokia not Apple, Apple can only take example from Nokia:

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it/Campaign-analysis/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:27

53. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Change your profile picture, would you?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:35 1

55. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why I should do that? :)

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:45

57. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol...too funny.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:52

65. deewinc (Posts: 345; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Apple is a recipe company XD

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 18:06 1

77. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


yea true, i love that avatar of yours, makes me lmfao

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 06:20

88. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thanks. :)

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:14

2. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Haha hilarious... What waste a haters message

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:16 7

3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Coming from a company that hasn't had anything innovated recently is kind of funny... Apple was so ahead of the pack at begin of the race... now they are just jogging while everyone is sprinting away

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:22 7

7. Kuroki (Posts: 88; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


They're not moving at all.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:27 3

10. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


That would be sammy and htc, they both just re-released last years models ! lol

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:34

14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I can't argue with that. They did come out with refresher models this year. S5 and M8 are both pretty similar compare to last year's models. However, I think we are hitting a point that smartphone needs different kind of technology to advance any further. I'm waiting for companies to come out with cool phone with flexible screen. They need to find a way to make everything else flexible as well inside of a phone :D Can't wait what next year will bring us. I just hope companies don't just bring out another refresher again...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:45 6

41. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


with all the novelities their phones have? please tell me how the iphone 5 is not just a 4 inch iphone 4, and the iphone 5s is not an iphone 5. apple stopped innovating anything since the iphone 4. Glad you guys now have a control center so can switch off wifi easily.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:48 3

42. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Apple likes to sit back and see what other companies offer and use them in their design :P Look at the very first iPod... Its design came from four different MP3 players at the time. However, they did a good job on it though. Gotta give them credit for iPod :P

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:58 6

49. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


100% true. they did some things right, no doubt .. but really come to think about it, their products are overpriced and truly lack in innovation now, and not only innovation .. they can't even catch up with gingerbread!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:33 3

54. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


SO TRUE!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 18:08 1

78. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i hope they dont and just rely on what they have, plumeting shares

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 00:13 1

85. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 812; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Apple has been doing the same since last 5 years.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:36

91. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Different port, twice as fast, new design, lighter, pretty much better in every way.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:16 8

4. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Losing trial, someone?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:19 1

5. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yet another alan apple article.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:21 13

6. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Apple won't lose this trial. Why you may ask, well, the jury are all secretly use iPhones and are big apple fans

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:29 3

11. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


True true...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 08:26

9. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Get those copy cats!

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