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Opinion: Will Apple's ban backfire and only add to the popularity of the Galaxy Nexus?

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jul 2012, 07:55

If you’ve been following tech news in the last week, you know the big news - Apple succeeded in court and banned the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from selling in the United States…

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posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:02 4

20. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Excellent points, Apple has always been a company stuck in their ways. They only refresh their products once a year, there's always 1 new iPhone, 1 new iPad and so on and so forth and they give you little choice in styles and specs. And their computers are over priced too.

Why do you think Windows dominates the PC world? Thousands of different configurations, affordable prices, endless customization. Same reasons apply to Android and the mobile world.

Apple has been behind the curve since Windows 95 came out and they over come this by making everything look pretty and shiny. And since the mobile market is booming, they're trying to control it through litigation. Just like how they tried to sue Microsoft to stop them from making Windows.

History is repeating itself and it doesn't look good for Apple.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:05 5

17. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Start selling in India we don't ban products Google

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:39 3

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

Any publicity is great publicity in that business. Apple has done enough with lawyers to turn every consumer sour to even hearing about patent news but the phone itself, the Nexus, has gotten much attention. And over the few days where it is off the reservation will not matter as sales will pick up even more when it returns after the fix. Thus, one must think about the point of these lawsuits other than a judge found that it was infringed and thus changed. Whats the end goal for them?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 11:31 3

23. threed61 (Posts: 247; Member since: 27 May 2011)

At some point, blocking the competition is going to be too much for US and EU regulators to ignore, and Apple might get the Microsoft treatment.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 12:32 5

24. tedkord (Posts: 14229; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

No, this won't backfire. The Galaxy Nexus was a minor star in the Android universe, that is six months old. The ban isn't going to affect a huge number of people, so no widespread outrage.

In the long run, Apple will lose, though. Those who don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them. Just like in the 80s, when it was Mac vs. PC, Apple will relegate itself to a niche product. Just like Macs fell further and further behind PCs in speed and function due to Apple's restrictive, closed policies (to the point that Apple had to ditch it's PowerPC processors, and go x86 like PCs), so too will the iPhone diminish. The competition is already leaving it in the dust. In just a few years, iOS went from majority market share in smartphones to half it's competitor's share.They're already relegated to announcing iOS upgrades that mostly add features that Android had months to years ago.

Before long, like Mac users, iPhone users will have to comfort themselves by believing they're part of the small, wealthy minority. A special group, the creatives. Watch the movie MacHeads - that will explain it better than I ever could.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 16:23 1

31. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

Well said. I don't understand how their business model has been successful. Image really is everything. What ever happened to that 1984 commercial that Apple had? Where is that company image? Now they remind me of those goth kids from South Park when Stan becomes goth. "If you want to be goth, you can't be like those conformist a-holes. You have to dress like us, smoke, and write poems about pain and death."

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 13:33 5

28. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

who have widget patent?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 17:20 3

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

They were out before Android....so I hope that doesnt come back to bite Google too.

I had widgets on my Win Mo Omnia 1.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 07:34 2

38. Aeires (unregistered)

Mine arrives today. I was holding out for the Asus Padfone and only showed a mild interest in the GN after seeing Jelly Bean run on it. As soon as I read an article that hinted Apple wanted it banned, I ordered it. Had the ban not occurred, I'd still be waiting to see what else is coming down the pipeline.

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