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Tim Cook said 'No' to suing Samsung but Steve Jobs said 'Yes'

0. phoneArena 10 Feb 2013, 12:15 posted on

According to unnamed sources, Tim Cook was against suing Samsung but was overruled by Steve Jobs who was the CEO and outranked Cook; the current CEO was concerned about Apple suing its Korean rival because of the relationship between the two companies where Apple depends on Samsung for parts for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad...

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posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:18 28

1. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Whoa....this would be a major bombshell if true. I would actually start looking at Cook a lil different....

If thats the case....why are the lawsuits still going on then...? Doesnt add up.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:27 32

3. metalspy101 (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


Thats what they want you to think..

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:35 11

6. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


the reason why they are still going on is because they were already started and have gone too far not to continue the process. It would just make no sense to stop now unless they came to an agreement. Beyond that, they will continue until their eventual end.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:54

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 14:14 5

26. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


They may be past the moment of no return, but that is a terrible place to be more often than not. Nobody wins in the end....

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 15:38 1

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 22134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true man, it seems like it won't end.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 22:30

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


Same for Moto after Google took them over - they already started and they were sued back.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:36

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14276; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Tim cook was just being humble.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:41 29

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You should learn something from your boss.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:45 5

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


something we all gotta do at one point or another mxy..

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:51 11

13. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I could respect the man if the reason he was against the lawsuits was he was embarrassed to sue over such silly (and often stolen) patents.

But, in the end, the lawsuits only helped Samsung. While Apple put all its energy into litigating, Samsung out innovated them and became the number one smartphone vendor in the world. (Of course, it helped them to have the number one mobile platform in the world)

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:45 12

21. metalpoet (unregistered)


Steve Jobs was not a great man, he was just a business man(he is the Donald Trump of the Cell Phone World). Apple filed a bunch of ridiculous patents on s**t that they wouldnt come out with until it was already redudant technology like having an 8MP camera 1 year after most smartphones consider that a basic necessity. Or finally having a 4inch touchscreen when that was a fad that happened in 2011! They had patents just so they could make their money from lawsuits instead of actually coming out with truly revolutionary technology. Rumors fly around about the transparant iPad, I feel they have that patent and will sue if anyone comes out with a transparant tablet even though they wont release one until maybe 2020!

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:40 3

9. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


if tim cock wanted he could have with drawn the motion. no would turn down chance of winning a billion dollars.. atleast i wouldnt.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:07 6

15. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


If the cost of winning the 1 billion dollar turns out to be 3 times then who wouldn't (except 1 person of course) ... What has Apple gained so far out of all this? Nothing except the tag of a PATENT TROLL.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:07 12

16. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Only two explanations:
1) Cook is a liar
2) Cook is a p*ssy still getting bossed around by a rotten corpse.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:38 1

19. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


If this is true then he really has no choice but to finish what jobs started. cant back out and admit samsung was right. it would hurt the apples credibility too much.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 16:31 3

41. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That ship sailed the day Apple claimed that a tap is just a zero length swipe.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 14:14 9

25. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I still don't get why people act as though Cook is like Jobs. I have respect for both men, but Cook has shown from the start that he is far more calm and caring than Jobs. I'm not shocked to hear this at all. In Jobs' head, Samsung's phones looking like Apple was personal, no matter how much money Apple had. Cook probably was like, "What's the big deal? The iPhone is the top smartphone on the market and everything else is an iPhone look alike." (Everything at the time was colloquially called that) Cook is a different guy that Jobs. His actions will be different to no shock.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 14:37

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said yo

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 16:35 5

42. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I agree, Tim Cook is much more of a human being than Steve Jobs ever was. However, his actions belie his supposed philosophy. Not only is he not trying to stop the litigation, but he is pursuing new litigation.

For a man who claims to hate lawsuits, he seems hell bent on making them Apples number one product.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 17:25 2

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


I think a lot of people here have a hard time separating the CEOs from the company, which is understandable to some degree, but I think Cook hasn't really been given a chance at all by some.

Yeah, the lawsuits are still going. And there's still issues with China, and no manufacting here in the US. But that first decision to match all employee's charitable donations was BIG for me, write off or not. Talks about making devices here and steps Apple has taken in China were signs to me that things might be changing too. But some people see "Apple" and they hear "Steve Jobs, thermonuclear, stolen product, holding it wrong..." This is a completly different CEO, give the guy a chance!

I have to assume that the iPad mini was Tim Cook's idea considering SJs feelings about 7 inch tablets. With that in mind, I gotta say Cook is good for Apple, but only time will tell.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:54

53. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Well, the cases have been researched, the lawyers paid... The investors want that money back.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:25 12

2. Droiddoes (unregistered)


steve jobs was an irrational insufferable prick! Water is wet! Fire is hot! These stories and more, and Chip Taylor with sports tonight at 9, on "No Sh*t News".

What a douche

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:32

4. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Liiiike!!!

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:33 9

5. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Actually that is pretty funny because Apple is dependent on Samsung for parts still today. And even if money exchanged hands from Samsung to Apple, they would get it right back anyway. The only purpose would then be to have public acceptance of their claims. EIther way though, its a marriage made in blood.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:39 8

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Steve Jobs started it, fine.
Tim Cook can drop the charges...period!
(If this is true)
Or does he wants to continue the legacy? Especially since what comes after the win is not pen and paper.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 12:51 6

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


I'm not sure about suing for the hardware, there isn't much variation when it comes to making a candy bar style phone. But TouchWiz definitly crossed the line IMO. Taking an app, and applying a color square behind it was an obvious attempt to make it look like iOS. But trying to ban phones for multi touch, round corners, and data tapping just seems petty.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 15:24

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


100% agreed

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 16:51

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Whateverman what do u think about wp8 which I absolutely love, and BB10? My fiancé has the 8x, and I can't get enough of that phone. I'm thinking about grabbing one on Craigslist.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 17:08 1

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


WP8 is scary to me only because of past experience with Windows Mobile (I know, I gotta let it go!) but I must admit, it look damn good. I really wish there was more customization with backgrounds and live tiles, but I love the way the transitions. You know, the way the titles and sub-titles are staggered when you scroll right to left. Silly little thing, but it's so cool!

BB 10 also looking sharp, but I suffering from big-screen envy. I know 4.2 isn't tiny, but I gotta have that Note 2 next! You getting the 8X? Well I look forward to your review! No Ubuntu or Sailfish in the forecast?

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