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Apple uses technicality in an attempt to prevent Verizon from being a "friend of the court"

0. phoneArena 28 Sep 2011, 00:32 posted on

On Tuesday, Apple claimed that federal rules prevent Verizon from entering an amicus brief in district court; the carrier claims that if the court bans imports of the Samsung Droid Charge and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE, it would "hinder" the operator from rolling out its LTE network...

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posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:43

27. Sam (unregistered)


If we keep doing this, Samsung will soon become a total American company :)

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 07:04 1

41. ibap (Posts: 765; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Apple is an "American" company? Is it manufacturing here? And talk about restricting choice.

Remember when the American car companies complained about not being able to sell in Japan?

If we want to sell overseas, they don't have to let us if we won't let them sell here. All that stuff about capitalism and competition? It goes both ways.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 00:49 8

2. haikallp (unregistered)


Apple seems so scared of Samsung that they're doing whatever they can to win the battle against Samsung. It's pathetic

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 00:57 3

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Well played Apple

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:22 7

6. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Do u mean on how pathetic apple is looking, then yes. Lol

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:36

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hahahaahahhahahahahahahah ya when they are almost the number one company in the world i wud say ur wrong… please go read the factsheet before u say that..

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 06:50 4

38. dvancleave (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)


You might want to check the annual earnings posted for each of these companies. Samsung is a very big and diverse company with their hands in just about every aspect of electronics. If you stick to the facts, Samsung has consistently reported 2-3 times the annual earnings of Apple.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 06:52

39. BuckeyeCadet86 (unregistered)


Are you serious? "Almost the number one company in the world" Not even close, not even by half. Their stock may have a high value but that has nothing to do with the company's actual value or net worth. Please read your own factsheet!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 06:55 4

40. dvancleave (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)


Samsung: 2010 revenues at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. totaled $154.6B, while annual earnings equaled $88,531.00 per share.

Apple: 2010 revenues at Apple Inc. totaled $65.2B, while annual earnings equaled $15.15 per share.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 11:07 2

57. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


While there's plenty more idiot Fandroids trolling around Phone Arena than iDiots, you're up there with some of the dumbest Lucas777.

...and at least the other iFans make some sense. You bring no facts or logic to anything you say. Broad statements like "Apple is number one, go read ur factsheet before you say that..." support my claim and really don't say anything, especially when you're wrong.

Number one in profits in the cellular industry? Yes.
"Number one in the world!" No.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2011/performers/companies/profits/

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:05 4

28. pink-taco50 (banned) (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


ha! Come out of fantasy land buddy. Apply doesn't play anything well. Apple is like the bitch kid who complains to the teacher when he doesn't get his way. This was a bitch move. Apple ought to stop worrying so much about other companies and try and make a good product.

no, they should worry- android is kicking their ass in innovation

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:04 4

4. The-Omega-Man (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


This is really getting interesting. Apple is playing with more than just Samsung's profitability here. The Carriers have a vested interest in Samsung products and Android products in general. Apple is beginning to really look like the industry bad guy and may face more concerns than the likes of Samsung and VZW, if they choose to continue to go down this path. The shareholders may end up being more affected by negative press than any potential loss in sales by the competition.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:37 2

25. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yes and no… do u think verizon will coninue after apple slaps them on the hand? i doubt it… and we all know att wud never do anything to make apple move away from them…

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:35 2

29. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Apple needs Verizon a lot more the Verizon needs Apple, so there will be no slapping hands. Think about it, VZW managed to became the biggest cellphone provider while the iPhone was still exclusive on ATT. Do you really think Apple is going to shot themselves in the foot by NOT making VZW iPhones? Not gonna happen.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 11:32 1

62. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


While you have a good point, after all this patent debacle, I put nothing past Apple.

It would not suprise me one bit if Apple purposely delayed models to Verizon or made different (better) versions for other carriers.

Like the guy up top said, "Apple is a bitch kid".

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 13:14 1

82. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I could see them trying something like that too, but I think the access to 100 million customers would make them think twice about screwing with VZW.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:12 1

5. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Samsung should stop ripping off their designs and the look of their software. Here's hoping Apple removes the Verizon iPhone.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:47 2

11. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Are you stupid for every 2 million iphones sold at verizon they make at least 1.2 billion dollars. Thats only if they sell 16gb iphones they make more money from 32gb ones.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:37 5

8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


This makes lot of publicity for Samsung
Everybody wants to buy a galaxy phone or tablet now
And many hate apple...

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 11:11 2

59. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


even Google Translate doesn't know what the hell you're saying

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:04 2

14. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


yes we all know
He needs psychiatric help

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:35 4

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Looks like Verizon got Apple's attention. I want to see how this drama plays out.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:43 3

26. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I'm curious to see if other carriers have the huevos to do the same. That would be cool to see all 4 major carriers stand up for their products.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:36 2

24. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


If Verizon is jumping in because they say it'll hurt their LTE growth, that hints that the next iPhone on Verizon isn't going to have LTE capabilities.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 04:36 1

31. SIEKONE (unregistered)


This is so stupid, Apple makes such great products such as there ipads and mac books, and hell even the iphone is well made and designed (IMO) and I own a mac and would never own a PC unless custom built, but I love Samsung phones they are pretty damn nice, but I swear Apple is pissing me off with all this baby s**t and I wouldn't mind seeing them get there products ban from sale here in the US just to shut them up, This is starting to get very Very annoying!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 11:35 1

64. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Nice to see some unbiased opinions from somebody else in the middle every once in a while.

A person should be a "phone fan" first, then choose which path to take.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 05:25 2

33. Packer29 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


Wow calling someone unpatriotic is very sad how about people can tell the difference between right and wrong and the fact that Apple has sued every single competitor multiple times is enough for me to pick a side and the side i pick is choice and not stifiling compitetion.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 05:31 1

35. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Apple created only office jobs, R&D jobs, sale reps. in America may be Call Center is in India and making more profits. All 100,000s manufacturing jobs are in foreign countries. It is Apple false starting Patent Wars from napkin to banned Samsung products every where.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 07:22

44. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Really starting to hate Apple more than ever. Apple know their afraid of Samsung. The Droid Charge is their best 4G LTE PHONE. Apple have NO RIGHT to banned any company trying to make a sale and it would be bad for the economy. And Verizon have Samsungs back. Plus Apple doesnt even have a 4G phone.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 08:59 3

49. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


After all the basing, taco is speachless now.

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