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There's no question – today's verdict dealt Samsung a heavy blow. The massive $1.04 billion sum Samsung will now be responsible for paying Apple in damages aside, the trial will undoubtedly have an effect on the rest of the industry.

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Being all too aware of this fact, Samsung has already issued an official response to the verdict, stating that the verdict is not a win for Apple, but a loss for consumers and a blow to innovation.

Here's the statement:

Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.

The statement plainly calls on the sentiments of many spectators to the case, invoking the idea of patented rectangles, and the far-reaching effects a decision of this magnitude could have on the consumer tech industry in terms of forward progress, consumer choice, and even price.

Considering today's outcome, the natural question on everyone's mind is – what happens next?

Source: Cnet News

Update: Apple has issued its own response to today's outcome, thanking the jury for "investing the time to listen to our story," and reminding readers that "stealing isn't right." The response (which came from spokesperson Katie Cotton) is about as pointed as Samsung's, similarly invoking the emotional appeals many had tied to the case. Here's the statement:

We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

Source: NY Times Bits Blog

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Bariman43

    Exactly what I've been saying. I can't stand Apple. The fact that people choose an Apple "device" over a more sensible one disgusts me. I was tolerant of Apple once. No more, I am now an Android fanboy, and I WILL see to causing as much havoc as possible when it comes to Apple "products" and their cocksucking fanboys.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mrdjeep77 Pedro Zelaya

      well said!

    • PINJ

      AM I To UNDERSTAND That You Hate Apple EVEN MORE NOW Because They Wanted To Protect Their Patents, Copyrights And Self Creations??? You CANT BE SERIOUS!! If You Were (More) Involved In The Industry Of Creating Your Own Things You'd Maybe Understand The Consequences And Magnitude That Stealing Intellectual Property Can Have Both To The Creators And The Perpetrators.

      • Makoy

        Creating? Are you serious? Apple didnt create square with rounded edges. The just copied it and claim as their own. Bad for samsung and other smartphone manufacturer. Apple patented squares, choices are limited to circle triangle.. Etc

        • PINJ

          ...
          Yes They Did. Formulate Your Sentences Better before Trying To Make Your (Nonetheless Invalid) Points

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

            No, actually, they did not. There were other devices very similar to the iPhone in form and style out well before the iPhone. Their lack of functionality, being feature phones, does not discredit them though however.

            Basically, Apple got a good amount of prior art thrown out because they're Apple.

          • PINJ

            ...
            You, As The Other Guy, Are Obviously Unable To Interpret My Point.
            Apple DID CREATE A Square Device With Rounded Corners,

          • aiguofer

            @PINJ: Yes, they did create a square device with rounded corners. That does not mean they were the first to do so, nor should they be the only ones allowed to. Samsung also created a square device with rounded corners, it's an obvious design (look at the vast majority of cellphones even predating smart phones). They also used square icons and a grid, again it makes sense as EVERY device that uses icons does.

            The point, ultimately, is not about whether they were in the right (legally) to their claims (since that was shown by the court to be true), but whether the institution of patents is good for innovation. It has been clearly shown here that it is not, and that these types of ridiculous patents ultimately just hurt the consumers.

          • PINJ

            Its Not About The Date Of Creation But The Date Of Patenting And Copyrighting. And That IS The Point. It Is A Similar Argument To Re Envisioning Popular Movie Brands Such As The Star Wars And Indiana Jones Franchises. People Like You Would Argue That The Consumers Have A Saying In Whether Or Not These Franchises CAN Be Re Envisioned Or Not, Whereas I Would Argue That It Is Ultimately The Creators Choice To Protect And Formulate Any Decisions Regarding THEIR Creations No Matter If Those "types of ridiculous patents ultimately just hurt the consumers" Or Not.

          • Jay

            Quit typing like that retard.
            Where are your parents? Do they know that you are still up online?

          • PINJ

            I Don't Know

          • aiguofer

            @76640cad758aa66b10c5ca96d0ba7cfd:disqus: You obviously missed the point of what I said. I agreed with you about the patents, obviously the US patent system works the way you stated. It's all about who holds the patent. The problem is, you should not be allowed to patent something that you didn't invent, and patents should not be a trade-able good. I agree about creators choosing what to do with their creations. Apple should do whatever they want with their iPhones and Samsung should do whatever they want with the Galaxy S line (and we'll ignore the fact that they don't even truly CREATE it as they don't make the hard ware).

            You obviously have a misunderstanding about copyright and patents. I mostly agree with the concept of copyright, I do NOT agree with patents. Ultimately, there is no true invention, it's more like discovery. People discover that by putting together some existing things, and changing a couple things, they can make a "new" thing. If it wasn't for these existing things, their "invention" would not be possible. The way that patents are used now is destroying this process.

          • faceface

            Ummm...no its not about that at all. That is what prior art is all about. You can't patent something that has already been done by someone else and released publicly.

          • PINJ

            -_-
            Aaactually You Can

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        I strongly disbelieve capitalizing every word of every sentence makes your point any more valid...

        • Beto

          Apple fanboy. What else could you expect? I I am actually surprised s/he didn't use periods after Every. Fucking. Word.

          • PINJ

            I'm More Inclined To Android Than iOS. Argument Destroyed. Moron.

          • PINJ

            I'm More Inclined To Android Than iOS. Argument Destroyed. Moron.

        • PINJ

          True, But I Always Type Like That.

          • http://www.facebook.com/vivecuervo7 Isaac Dedini

            And it always looks ridiculous and is hard to read.

      • JDSoCal

        Yeah, I don't hear these butthurt fanboys criticizing Google and Samsung for their IP lawsuits.

  • http://profiles.google.com/spc.hicks09 Gary Hicks

    $2.3 billion all together

    • PyroDroidS

      It's actually: Total amount: $1,049,343,540

      CNet had 2.3billion, but later fixed it.

  • Kokusho

    if they had spend a fraction of this billions paying some actual designer for the original Galaxy S they wouldn't be there today.

    • http://www.bricewgilbert.blogspot.com Brice Gilbert

      Honest question. Could they do that? Would Apple let some other company "copy" them?

    • Bariman43

      Do you realize how old the Galaxy S is? We're on SIII right now, and it looks nothing like Apple's brick of a phone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036552729 Matthew Fleisher

        The S is for sexy...

  • Aaron Nieves

    I hate apple...

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    Well said, Sammy.

  • matoz

    Damn you Apple, for such patents which give us less options, as stated by Samsung: "A loss for American consumer."

    • JDSoCal

      Uh, Samsung was offered the opportunity to license those "options," and refused. They are thieves. Sorry you can't have more "options" from theft.

      • John O’Connor

        And Apple refused to pay anything to Samsung for any of its used patents. Move on

        • JDSoCal

          Except yeah, Samsung lost those arguments.

  • AJM

    This may not be a bad thing for customers. Sucks for Samsung right now but now that Jellybean is mature and smooth and actually out performing IOS on numerous (not all) aspects Samsung can simply slip into stock android and get rid of all the touch wiz IO infringements in one swoop. In the mean time lets see what happens with the Motorola / Google suit against Apple. I do not know the end result but I do know I have enjoyed stock android since my first HTC G1 and currently possess or have possessed HTC HD2 rooted and converted to android. LG G2x beautiful phone but crippled by 0.5Gb Ram, GS2 and GS3 both awesome devices. I also have TF201 (dream machine) and Nexus 7 my wife's present to me (love her) and love it. Samsung will survive this, they may even get some reductions on the final bill however I do agree Samsung did copy some aspects of Apple including the tile lay out which was unique and differrent from what Microsoft had established before with its windows patents. I do feel a little bit aggrieved that Samsung got no compensation for patents that Apple used license free even if they were essential (that is why we have licensing). Anyway I am sure that this debate will continue add infinitum in the mean time I will continue to be an android and samsung fanboy and will buy their products. I will also by Apple products ( am writing this on a mac book air) I will also feel the love for Microsoft (windows 8 tablets intrigue me). AJ

  • http://www.facebook.com/RecitaleTheFallenOne Tony Willis

    Its time the call anonymous and shut down APPLE

    • JRushPro

      YES. SO MUCH YES.

    • JDSoCal

      If you can't win legally, act butthurt and call for anarchy. Loser.

      • hash

        yeah apple shamelessly and legally win. they might be win for copyrighted of round corner, but as user with working brain, we know, that round corner was not invented by apple.

  • TristanPR77

    Not only a loss for the consumer but for the whole industry. It is obvious that apple have manipulated the patent system of the US to obtain such ridicule patents. Real inovators does not rely on stupid effects or shapes, we all know apple is desperate because how android took number 1 place on the market but is late samsung smartphoned are already established and apple cant stop that nor the law suit that is coming from motorola. Apple, you gained a lot of money and also a lot of hate from consumers.

    • PINJ

      ...
      You Do Realise That The Reason That Android Has Gained Such A Momentum Is Due To Apples Efforts In The Mobile Phone Industry? You Do Know That Without Apples iPhone We Still Would Be Banging Our Heads Against The Wall With n64 Graphic High End Phones With Screen Sizes FAR Under 3.5 Inches And Specification That Would Easily Be Obliterated By Current Mobile Handheld Gaming Hardware? Use Your Head (Actually Dont! But Use Established Fact) Before Posting

      • ashleynnicole

        Apple has been on the stealing industrywith miMicrosoft. And Apple has said stolen others ideas of how phones should be for the future so what they were first to make and release a smartphone. But it sucked. Other companies has used their faults for their gains. Get over yourself. Monopolies are illegal and lateSteve jobs has said that he pretty much wants to obliterate android. Apple will eventuallybe shut down by the states if they carry on.

        • PINJ

          Apple Were NOT The First To make And Release A Smartphone. Get Your Facts Straight. NEXT!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

            You're right, it was Palm.

            Who if they had the financial backing, and were crooked patent trolls like Apple, could wipe out Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Since they own the patent on the smartphone.

          • PINJ

            WebOS Rocks. PalmOS? Not So Much.

          • http://www.facebook.com/solstickan Lars-Åke Sköld

            Actually it was IBM and it was called "Simon" that was releasd in 1994 with a prototybe released in 1992. :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        Apple may have set a standard but it's important to remember that friendly competition should exist and that if the competition is beating you, you should focus on innovation to draw consumers back. This innovation can be anything from adding new features to lowering the price of the goods in question.

        The fact is plenty of people don't like Apple and want a smartphone that can offer them a good experience and Apple are blocking that. If iPhones could be bootcamped (iBootCamp) to run Android (without jailbreaking) then I wouldn't be so angry with this whole debate. Fact it Apple hate Android and anything else that is competition.

        Rant over!

        Please Do Not Use Capital Letters In Front Of Each Word In A Sentence, It's Very Annoying To Read! XD

        • PINJ

          [Sorry I Always type Like That] I Don't Think Friendly Competition = Stealing Other Peoples Intellectual Properties.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

            Using your logic though, how can Apple be in the right if they stole the notification menu used in Android?

          • PINJ

            Like I Said Before: Two Wrongs Dot Make It Right. And You People BLATANTLY Ignoring The Concluded Fact That IP Was Stolen From Apple Is Ridiculous.

          • http://www.facebook.com/probableigh Leigh Andrews

            Don't apologise. Just stop it. For a start you are making more work for yourself and you are also making it harder for us to read. Why should anyone listen to someone without a grasp of basic grammar. You must be unemployed. No way you could get a job writing like that.

          • PINJ

            Oh Just To Put The Nail In Your Coffin.... My JOB Includes ALOT Of Academic Writing. Yeah. And You Are Unable To Formulate A Proper Reply To My Previous Post Which Shows Even More What Kind Of Delusional Lightweights I Have To Deal With.

      • StriderWhite

        so what? if you are the first, it doesn't mean you have to be the only to sell smartphones!

      • spydie

        My god but we are tired of you. Would you stop trolling for Apple, PLEASE. One reply would have been one too many.

        • Greg Bissell

          I know, go have fun with your little ass 3.5 inch phone with the icons they stole from Xerox and the notifications they stole from Android rofl

      • JDSoCal

        Exactly,there wouldn't even be a smartphone market if not for Jobs walking into AT&T and convincing them to do the subsidy model.

        Google and Samsung copycats came later.

        • PINJ

          Eh That Is Untrue. There WOULD BE A SMARTPHONE Market. There Even Was A SMARTPHONE Market Before The iPhone [With Nokia On The Top Spot]. It Seems You Are Not Grasping My Point.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

        You say that based on what exactly?

        Do you really think that Apple are and were the only people in the world to ever have thought of this before the iPhone? You can't be serious.

        Were the the first ones to do it? Sure.

        In 1886, Karl Benz created the first gasoline powered automobile, and look at all the cars out there nowadays. Funny how everyone wants to equated Ford Motor Co. with the creation of the car, just because theirs was the first mainstream product for the average consumer.

        • PINJ

          No I Don't Think That; However They WERE The First Ones To Successfully Create And Release It... And It Changed The Mobile Phone Industry.

      • ari_free

        We've enjoyed phones greater than 3.5" since the original Motorola Droid. Apple is still stuck in 2009

    • JDSoCal

      Ha, it's a loss for the consumer that they can't buy stolen TV's and stereos either. The consumer isn't the only one with legal rights.

      And Apple dominates consumer satisfaction and loyalty rankings every year. 95% of iPhone users upgrade to an iPhone. And more than half of Android users switch to iPhones.

      The only ones alienated are Android fanboys who don't believe in patents anyway, and wouldn't buy an iPhone under any circumstances.

  • Alonso

    I kinda wonder, what if someone had patented the "laptop's" shape??........ with apple's rectangle it feels as ridiculous as that

    • Iucidium

      Apple have patented the 'wedge shape' laptop

      • Alonso

        Didn't knew that one but don't impress me, I'm genuinely getting sick of apple even though I do like some of their products... Thanks for the info btw.

    • JDSoCal

      Well, Samsung and Asus sure ripped off the MacBook Air's form as well. Why innovate when you can steal?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominickperone Dominick Chip Perone

    Apple should never be allowed to use any screen over four inches for phones and nothing under ten inches for tablets.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vivecuervo7 Isaac Dedini

      Haha yeah this would be great, all Android manufacturers banding together to patent... screen sizes

  • EJ

    Price Right Fruity Floats are basically Kellogg's Fruit Loops, same flavor, same shape and same size. There are many more generics just like this. You don't see Kellogg's going after the generic companies. This is what I don't understand. Laptops all look similar as well. Even with designs. Apple uses iOS and Samsung uses Android. The home button looks similar but Apple's home button does nothing compared to the GSIII or Samsung galaxy series. I just don't see how this is legal or right.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036552729 Matthew Fleisher

      Most generics are made by the same manufacturer that produces the name brand.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Josie-Nichols/1155961001 Josh Josie Nichols

        Fun-fact, all cat food companies are owned by one large company. Same with most large sunglasses companies.

        • onpoint G

          that is a fun fact

        • SebaKL

          Add to that, that most food companies are owned by chemical company, which used to produce Napalm so widely used in Vietnam war.

        • John O’Connor

          Anyone hungry for some drive through Purina? Or maybe we can go out and pay $500 on any name brand sunglasses that come from Luxottica

    • EJ

      OK, but what differentiates a Dell 15 inch laptop with the same processor, screen size, HDD size, bluetooth and wifi, same number of usb ports, the keyboard is essentially the same as well as the Windows 7 OS. See my point. The only thing would be the BIOS and the name of the manufacturer. Yes the case may be a millimeter thicker but essentially it is the same machine but by a different manufacturer. See my point. Maybe a different motherboard, screen and HDD manufacturer but most are asus. Am I wrong.

      • EJ

        My point being, this should be like night and day. One is iOS and one is Android. Although samsung used box like icons, they did not look even close to what the iOS icons looked like. That is all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674791489 Loic Lacomme

      and they are probably made by kellogs as well. In france the supermarket branded cheaper cheese comes from the same plant as the popular and better quality branded one. in the plant there is a machine that test the firmess of the cheese and route the cheese to boxes of different brand. french perfer firmer: firmer cheese goes to the branded side.

  • AJM

    One more comment. I have noticed numerous people state that Apple does not want people to copy their devices however Apple rely's on essential patents from other people and yet does not pay licenses on those patents. I am still not an Apple hater but I am confused as to what is the presidents on this. If you own a patent and people have to copy you then you can copy it without being sued (or found guilty of copying as was shown today and having to pay a license). If you own a patent that that is advantageous but not necessary for phone operation then you can sue another party and earn a billion dollars (as was again proved today). Maybe this is the wrong forum and I need to go to a legal blog but am stil confused. Reality is Samsung copied some aspects of apples phone but Apple copied some of Samsung's patents along with some of Microsoft's and some of Kodaks and some of Motorola's and goodness knows who elses who hasn't these days.
    AJM

    • Akbar

      The law suite was not about who copies who. But it was about IF Samsung copied Iphone.And even though I own a Samsung Nexus S and love its products and use them all the time, but I will admit that when I first saw Samsungs first iphone competitor even I was like "wtf they copied iphones design!!" - so they did deserve this one. They should have been a little more innovative.

  • darth apple

    Something something i-side, something something complete.

  • http://www.facebook.com/azndragoon402 Calvin Tran

    OMG APPLE!!!! SORRY BUT I WILL BUY NOTHING FROM APPLE EVER!!!

    • JDSoCal

      When Google dumps Android, then what will you buy?

      • SK

        your mommas ass, and you will still owe me

  • Rick

    When Samsung introduce their flexible screens, Apple is going to be stuck with fragile glass. :)

    • abstrakt117

      Until Apple implements flexible screens in the future iPhone(s) and turns around to sue Samsung for having the idea first.

    • Bleakvision

      Yeah, it's going to be a huge hit, just like 3D!

    • JDSoCal

      Actually, Apple will likely be their top customer. You see, there is this thing called PAYING FOR other people's IP. I understand to an Android fan that is a foreign concept.

  • Cotton

    I grow to hate Apple more every day.

    • JDSoCal

      Maybe you need a new religion instead of Android?

  • Akbar

    Are they gona ban samsung products in the US or bar sales now?

  • Mibo

    As the my niece would say, "Apple ruins my life!" Seriously, nine counts?!?!?!? I am extremely aggravated with this whole situation. I really hope they appeal and get something back. It's really hard not to be bitter at the moment.

    So, Is it wrong for me to question the judge and the jury? I wasn't there but I kind of feel like they were wearing blinders or something. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during deliberation...21 hours and it's tough turtle turds Samsung. Sad state of affairs (*smh*).

  • timdawg919

    How do you Patent a shape? The jury clearly got this wrong any phone is gonna be rectangle unless you make it round or triangle. Hey apple since you have such a great product you shouldn't be afraid of competition! I will never buy another apple product.

    • JDSoCal

      Ha, as if you would anyway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    I imagine the next Sammy-Apple meeting to discuss the parts for the new iPhone / iPad is gonna be pretty awkward..

    • Cheeseball

      If you think about it, Samsung will be getting their money back over time since they will still be the ones manufacturing their A5 and A5x chips. There are even rumors that the A6 will be based off the Exynos 4412, which is Samsung's own SoC, but continuing with the PowerVR GPU.

    • JDSoCal

      Yeah, whenever a trusted partner tries to screw you over, as Samsung tried, it is awkward.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        Troll harder.

  • Shawn Williams

    Understand, this is not a referendum on Android, but on Samsung's early hardware design and its application of an open Android OS, the disaster of TouchWiz

  • Shawn Williams

    Maybe Sammy will go straight AOSP now

  • JRushPro

    Now I'm curious as to what future Samsung products will look like. Major redesign to software? I HOPE SO.

    • Cheeseball

      TouchWiz Nature UX is already their redesign. The GS3 doesn't have any iPhone-esque features.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

        Wow. Still sucks then.

        • fixxmyhead

          Hater. Its good stuff, looks clean and slick

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

            Uhhhhhhhh no? Nature UX is lame like most of TouchWiz. I strongly prefer TW over Sense and the like, but that doesn't make it any good. I'm just being real.

          • fixxmyhead

            How is it lame? Cuz its not stock? And please I hope u don't think tw is just the launcher cuz if u do then u really don't know. Tw has killer features that go into other custom Roms like toggles (not in stock and I'm pretty sure u like toggles) CM even baked the notification bar slider for brightness from tw, turn over to mute (New in aokp JB from tw) so yea if u think tw is lame then u must think CM or aokp must be lame cuz they incorporate tw features. I can keep going but I don't want to give u a bigger wall of text

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

            Uhhhh nooo...I hate stock Android. Sense is atrocious. Motoblur or whatever they call it now is utter garbage. Any other variation of Android other than TouchWiz is complete trash in my opinion. But just because I like Touchwiz over the rest doesn't mean TouchWiz is any good. It's ugly, if you don't know what you're doing it can be hard to use, and some of the features it has are absolutely useless.

            I don't root or flash ROMs om my devices anymore. Waste of time. I have never found anything out of the hundreds of ROMs available that I liked. I'm a very hard person to please, especially when it comes to software.

          • jwhirl

            Then make something better jackass.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

            Why don't you asshole? Or anyone else?? Huh? Why not? You've apparently got the time and energy if you can make such an insulting ccomment towards me. Just because I don't like something does not incline me to make it better. The manufacturers will just have to take everyone's word for it and make it better accordingly

          • Silens

            You != Everyone. If you don't like something, you're welcome to choose something else. Like there isn't a multitude of launchers/UI's out there. Thats the beauty of Android - your ability to choose.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

            "You != Everyone."

            No, I am not "everyone" else. I am an individual. I am Jordan Rushing. I don't follow the crowd because the crowd is stupid. I make MY own decisions. Not everyone else's.

            "If you don't like something, you're welcome to choose something else. Like there isn't a multitude of launchers/UI's out there."

            Everything else is garbage. There's no choosing what trash is better in a junkyard. It's all opinion. My, selectively, is that I cannot be pleased by anything. And if I can't be pleased, that's nobody's loss but mine.

            "Thats the beauty of Android - your ability to choose."

            Yes, and I've chosen. The only launcher capable of even coming close to satisfying my needs is TouchWiz. I've already made that clear. TouchWiz is imperfect. It lacks features. It's ugly. It is garbage in my opinion. And if I've said it once, I'll say it again:

            "Just because I don't like something does not incline me to make it better. The manufacturers will just have to take everyone's word for it and make it better accordingly."

            I don't have time to complain to manufacturers. That's what everyone else is for.

          • http://twitter.com/StraussKahnn Strauss Kahn

            Awwwwwww? Are you going to cry? Someone's a little bitch. Why don't you take your own advice and do it for him? Oh wait, I don't think someone as non-sensible as you could even comprehend such a task. Asshole.

  • Brian Simmons

    Thank goodness justice has been served. Poor Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy, owing to the intense competition from Samsung and Android generally. Now we can once again be free to own magical Apple products without worrying about nasty, copycat competitors.

    Hey, didja hear that the new iPhone is going to have another row of icons, thanks to the ginormous, revolutionary four-inch screen?!?! Another homerun, Apple. (End sarcastic rant)

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    My thoughts at Apple's response:

    "At Apple, we value originality and innovation"

    Except when we copied/copy others.

    "and pour our lives into
    making the best products on earth."

    Except they're not.

  • Stefan Jobes

    Figures Apple won this case. They had the trial right in Cali, in their own back yard. The judge prevented Samsung from showing evidence of prior art (cases where Apple slavishly copied ideas from others from use in iPhone) etc. Sounds like there's a lot of items Samsung can base their appeal on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/InfiniteStrike Shane Downes

      No, you must be wrong because PINJ says Samsung stole from Apple, there couldn't have been evidence that apple stole idea from Sony and Samsung, that the Judge Lucy Koh who used to be on Apple's legal team, and whose husband STILL IS on Apple's payroll, would have forbidden, no no no. And apple couldn't possibly have STOLEN every single thing that makes their products from varying other companies no. Apple invented the cloud, and pull down notifications man. AND APPLE INVENTED RECTANGLES AND FLAT SURFACES, THEY INVENTED ROUNDED CORNERS AND SLIDING LOCKS. APPLE INVENTED APPLES!!!! damn retards, i wouldn't be suprised if PINJ worked at apple, or has a Mac

      • JDSoCal

        Same kind of failed arguments Samsung's lawyers made. It had nothing to do with rectangles, tard.

  • onpoint G

    thinking apple makes ma balls itch

  • Psy

    If everyone here quitted raging and spent the time converting a Apple user over to Android we could actually make a big difference.

    • JG

      I've been doing my part on the campaign. 5 individuals have came to me for help choosing their next phone. I gave them several Android options, and told them to ignore iOS. 3 have Androids, 1 got an Android, but switched to a WP7 for some reason.

      I managed to get Little to switch from an iPhone to a Android, but apparently it was "too complicated" and he wanted a phone that "just works"... For example, he wasn't fond of Moto's decision to have a emoticon key on the default keyboard instead of an enter/return key. Apparently switching keyboards & installing a better text messenger program was too much to ask and he switched back to iOS. He also told me I should cancel my Nexus 7 order & get an iPad instead when I told him I had pre-ordered the tablet, or when I mentioned I was considering upgrading my aging Droid X to a Galaxy S3 he suggested instead a iPhone 4s...But I love our community & OS too much to switch...

      • spydie

        All you have to do is make your list to show your friends when they want a new phone. I have a list of 34 things that android can do that IOS can't. That sways them every time.

    • JDSoCal

      LOL, good luck with that. 95% of iPhone users buy another iPhone, and only like 45% of Android users stay with Android. In other words, a majority of Android users will switch to an iPhone. Once people see and feel the difference in OS and ecosystems, it's over.

      You half-Aspergers nerds dedicated to this silly open source crap are a minority, deal with it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=80202342 Chris Hall

        Please site your sources.
        Also, your labeling of us as half-aspergers shows your own ignorance and intolerance.

      • Psy

        Well that's the most bullshit I've heard this month in a single comment. Thank you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/turtle5983 Joseph Turtle Mccurry

        you have seen wear android owns the majority of the market rite? so if android owns the market then how are we a minority? Now befor you go off on me i actually do like the iphone and its good for people that aren usualy technologically fluent, wear as android can have a learning curve but when you learn it you can do alot more than you can with an iphone.

      • ari_free

        http://www.bgr.com/2012/07/26/samsung-q2-2012-smartphone-sales/

        Samsung has emerged as Apple's top smartphone competitor and the company steamrolled its competition
        in the second quarter of 2012. Samsung sold 52 million smartphones into
        distribution channels, according to the latest report from Juniper
        Research. Samsung’s Q2 smartphone shipments actually doubled the 26 million smartphones that Apple shipped on the quarter

        • Greg Bissell

          lol his ass is so bloody now that he can't respond. Samsung alone has sold more phones than apple. android itself owns 60 percent of the market to apples 20. No wonder his asshole is so bloody lmao

  • ahxingz

    i'm gonna drink apple juice everyday and turn them into crap

    • DCMAKER

      but apple juice turns into pee......

      • Harumph!

        Yes it does...mostly. Though the amount of poop would be so negligible it'd be much more efficient to hit them with the aftermath of an apple pie.

  • abqnm

    I am all for American companies, but this seems anti-American to side with Apple. Innovation and building on others ideas is the core of our society. Where would we be today if car manufacturers had gotten into it about having 4 wheels and front steering? Sorry, but this has gone too far. I respect each patent holder's right to innovation and to be paid for their ideas but when everyone is doing the same thing at the same time, the one who gets their patent approved first should not be able to inflict so much damage to an industry. Well, let's hope that Googorola can take care of Apple now so this will all end FOR GOOD. (I know, I know... Wishful thinking. Maybe it will prompt the much needed change in the patent system if Apple loses. They could spend their money lobbying to fix it.)

    • Rick

      Remeber that Apple did not invent phone, smartphone, tablet, they did not invent any kind of thenology that is inside it.

      Even slide to unlock was earlier on Sony Erisson. Making smart patent is idea of buisness....

      You invent radio, you patent radio. But Apple patent radio in the car....
      You can't put radio to the car becouse you break Apple patent.... Third company patent round shape radio at the car....

      You, Apple can't put round shape radio at the car becouse it's look like third company radio. But Apple patent all of it so even if you invent radio you can't doing anything with it...

    • DCMAKER

      a better example is someone gets the bright idea to add a radio to a car and patents it lol

    • Gloria Tortorella

      This is the example I always use talking about Apple patents, fits perfectly.

    • Mooki

      Samsung isn't an American company though, so crippling them and giving a pat on the head for "forward thinking" to Apple is entirely within the America corporate ethos.

    • Chilt Elevenfourfour

      Well Said !!!!!

    • JDSoCal

      Actually, just about every feature of the original cars were all patented. It didn't stop innovation. What the manufacturers did was this novel concept called "licensing." Samsung should try that instead of theft.

      It's anti-American to come into America and ignore its laws and rip off one of the great US business success stories in this otherwise crappy Obama economy.

      • abqnm

        I am not saying that these innovations were not patented, but they were not litigated like they are today. Also, I agree with licensing legitimate patents, but Apple does not. They refuse to license most of their patents and the ones they do, they want WAY more than what is fair. Also companies, American or Korean, should not have to license a rectangle.

        At the pace that technology moves, there are many companies coming up with similar products and ideas at almost exactly the same time so the fact that our system allows one company to patent designs that are in use by other companies as well is ridiculous. Also, I feel that in the American legal system, the American company will have the advantage regardless of who is right or wrong.

        • PINJ

          Its Their Constitutional Right To Do That. If You Think Its Unfair.... Dont Buy Into It.

      • supr2nr

        I am not one for talking about politics, but your comment about crappy Obama economy is wrong. This recession was not a result of him. Keep in mind this recession started while Bush was the current president. Obama only started his presidency in the worst portion of the recession and was left with the daunting task to try and bring our country back to what it was.

        Say what you will, but, a task that large and as stressful as that is, can you imagine the stress that is on this one man? The fact that he hasn't had a nervous break down is just amazing.

        Now back to Apple and Samsung dispute. I have to agree with @abpnm, but as with any other company in the world if you use a patent from someone else you pay a license for it. The problem was samsung developed products knowingly trying to imitate Apples design and get away with it. They could have used some more developing time to make their products look less like apple, or they should have paid a license fee to apple to prevent this.

        The other thing I keep thinking about is with all the news of Apple possibly designing a TV. Samsung is one of the leading TV developers in the world. I would be interested to see how Samsung retaliates when Apple reveals their TV. I'm sure that Samsung will have lawyers and engineers looking at every aspect of them to see if they can sue them back patent infringement.

        • JDSoCal

          LOL, still blaming Bush 4 years later, after 44 months of unemployment worse than Bush ever had (Bush's top was 7.6%) and record deficits.

          Aw, poor Obama, such a stressful job, he came in promising "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." LOL, megalomaniacal much?

          Maybe Obama shouldn't have over-promised if he wasn't up to the job. Maybe that whole lacking a resume thing was relevant after all. That's the thing about the presidency; it isn't an entry-level job.

          And Samsung knows Apple is their best business partner, and would love to make huge TV screens for Apple. That's what pissed Jobs off so much, a trusted partner stealing from them.

          • aiguofer

            @JDSoCal:disqus Wow, just from your comments about Obama and the economy it's clear why you fail to see the real issues here.

            To look at any issue and truly understand it, you have to be able to look at the big picture. Blaming one person for the situation is absolutely ridiculous, as I hope you know there are around 435 representatives (with a majority being Republican, with the #1 priority of defeating Obama), who are more directly responsible for the economy (and the course of the country as a whole). There are also 100 senators, and a bunch of presidential advisers. Blaming one person is nearsighted and close minded.

            Now for the issue at hand; clearly, from a legal stand point, Apple is right. That was demonstrated by the court. The problem is the bigger issue of what the original purpose of patents is, and how they are being used to serve a different purpose. Buying and selling patents as goods to prevent others from making goods is legal, but wrong. Using your money and power to stifle competition like Apple is doing ultimately does hurt consumers. Now, Apple is not the only party at fault. It's now a very intricate problem which involves any large software company, as they all have to stack up these ridiculous patents so they can survive. Patents have essentially become weapons, and if you own no weapons you will obviously perish. However, most companies use these patents for protection, but Apple (and a few others) insist on using them to attack. In this war, companies are the soldiers that kill each other, but we are the ultimate losers, and the patent lawyers are the ultimate winners.

  • fixxmyhead

    So stealing isn't right yet they steal the drop down notification bar -__-

    • PINJ

      Ugh So Much I Could Tell You But You'd Prolly Still Dismiss It

      • Beto

        Please tell us, and we are open-minded (unlike a certain company that claims to be open-minded).

        • PINJ

          Tbph You People Don't Deserve It. Especially After Siding With The Company That Stoie Intellectual Property And Then Having The Audacity Of Hating Against A Company That Is Trying To Protect Its Creations.

          • http://www.facebook.com/turtle5983 Joseph Turtle Mccurry

            ok you are trying to argue your point without using any evidence and calling us names well why dont you do some research and mayby you would learn something. The majority of products that apple says the invented are really reworked products that were out in some for or another before them. They want to say they invented the tablet well they were out in the 90s you can say the newton well that was a redone pda so i dare you to list anything apple has invented without either coppying or buying the company that made the product( not including softwar this is for hardware only). and just to get you started. check out that link im sure all fanboys will love it
            http://teksyndicate.com/videos/has-apple-really-ever-invented-anything

          • PINJ

            Its Not About The Date Of Invention But About The Date Of Patenting And Copyrighting. Argument Invalidated.

          • http://www.facebook.com/turtle5983 Joseph Turtle Mccurry

            you want to say my argument is invalid thats funny since u cant give me any evidence of your argument yet i can back mine up. WINNING

          • PINJ

            -_- I JUST Gave You Evidence Of Argument In My LAST Post. If You Dont Have The Basic Intelligence To Interpret When Someone Is Telling You Smtn Factual I Doubt We Have Anything More To Talk About.

          • http://twitter.com/elnoxvie elnoxvie

            Are you saying that it's ok for apple to steal someone's work. What matter is they are the one who patented it first?

            It's ok for Apple to steal but not others ?ROLF

          • PINJ

            Ugh I Answered This Already.

        • PINJ

          And You Are NOT Open Minded; That Is Quite Apparent.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

        Please share, I'd love to hear what kind of bullshit excuses you can come up for Apple stealing IP that make it OK.

        • PINJ

          Just Because Apple Possibly Stole IP DOESNT Make It Ok For Others To Steal Theirs. Stupid Argument. NEXT!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/turtle5983 Joseph Turtle Mccurry

            wow so its ok for apple to steam an ip but not ok for others to do it. i think you live in a deludional universe

          • PINJ

            No. If Apple Stole An Ip That Doesnt make It Right JUST As It Doesnt make It Right That Samsung Apparently Stole Several IPs Over The Course Of Several Years

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnab-Datta/616880922 Arnab Datta

      LOL! so damn true... F*** u App**

  • Risk

    Apple says stealing isn't right?! Do we need to bring up Xerox? Shame Apple, shame. This is a massive loss for the consumer.

    • PINJ

      HOW Can You Say That IN LIGHT Of Indisputable FACT That Samsung STOLE From Apple? HOW SELFISH CAN YOU BE???? UNBELIEVABLE!!!

      • DCMAKER

        lol...i was kinda lost on how the jurors decision is based on fact and it can't really be overturned.....kinda lost how 12 or whatever tards decision turns into fact when they don't have common sense to tell what is a ridiculous patent and what isn't. their ruling is pure opinion not fact

      • Alan

        You sound like a crApple Hipster, oh and Stop Capitalising The First Letter Of Every Word it's bloody annoying to read!!!!

        • PINJ

          That Would Compliment Every "crApple Hipster" Out There

      • Bas

        Wrong use of the word 'selfish'? Also, this is an Android website.

        • PINJ

          Doesnt mean That People Have To BLINDLY Follow Every Android Company Without Having A Shred Of Reasoning Behind Their Arguments.

          • blast0id

            You kiddo, are the one without a shred of reasoning... you are so delusional, I wouldn't be surprised if you were running around with orange hair calling yourself "the joker"...

          • PINJ

            "Funny" Enough... The Joker [From Batman] Shows The Harsh Reality In People And That All People Are Savages And Delusional About The World Surrounding Them... So In That Regard, Yes, The Joker And I Have Something In Common.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

          The name Android Police gives it away! XD

      • blast0id

        You sir, are a mindless iDrone, the facts do not support your theories, and history shows you to be a complete fool. You have absolutely zero understanding of what is a valid patent, and what falls under "common sense". You may not have heard of an OS called Symbian, but it was actually capable of everything the 1st gen iPhone could do, years before the iPhone was even thought of... NOTHING (oh look I can be like you) Apple has done, is original, or brings ANY value to the market, unless you first agree that using/improving on OTHER peoples ideas is a valid form of "innovation". Now please take your superman PJ's off, go have a glass of warm milk and take a nap in your race car bed... You're mommy is probably tired of your antics and it would be respectful of you to give her a break for at least 45min-2hr... may your dreams of puppies and unicorns bring you some restful sleep!

        • JDSoCal

          Ha ha, po' wittle butthurt fanboy, hating on well-settled patent law. Might as we complain about the weather while you're at it.

        • PINJ

          Ah
          Let Me Just Obliterate Your Whole Argument.
          My Favorite Operating System Is Symbian
          My Least Favorite Operating System Is iOS.
          I Have Dealt With Phones Long Before You Even Knew How To Root Your Stupid Android Device Somehow Thinking That Makes You A Phone Pundit.
          Argument Destroyed. Now Go Back Under That Hole You Crawled Out Of For Your 15 Minutes Of Android Fame.

    • JDSoCal

      Yes, please bring up how Apple LICENSED elements of Xerox PARC's UI for MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF STOCK (which would be worth like a $100 billion dollars today).

      Please, bring it up! That would be a great lesson for Samsung, which refused to license Apple's IP when approached by Apple.

  • kagimbi

    Hw cn a 100B dollars in the bank not be not be enough. Even i bring down this ego-bloated greed-driven overpriced goliath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joaquin.perez.334 Joaquin Perez

    I just have one thing to say on all this, FUCK APPLE. I hope Google with the acquisition of Motorola Mobility, and its patents, makes them see who the real boss is! This is so much bullshit! Im tired of people taking this patent wars things so easy, this is a mess. Its time for someone to show apple that they are not the only ones. They what people to only see the peace of shit of "innovation" they have. Every time apple bring something new to their products, Android products have already had them for month or maybe years. Like i said FUCK APPLE!

    • DCMAKER

      the sad thing is google could turn their OS into a full blown OS if they actually tried. Both OSes are missing so much functionality

  • blind

    "At Apple, we value originality..." "Good artists copy, great artists steal"

  • radekbe

    Finger crossed, Motorola.

  • SJ

    This is not about patents... Apple just cant stand samsung's growth in the smartphone sector.

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    Oh america, f*ck apple.

  • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

    best products on earth? I dont see their products being made in USA, Germany, Japan, Italy fuck no they made in china. Fuck you apple!!

    • DCMAKER

      everything is made in asia when it comes to tech....

  • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

    Blackberry should sue apple they were the first ones to have a private network msg system BB Messenger. Now apple has imessage? Please Blackberry sue them for copying your idea on smartphones :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lentrice-Wilson/100000303237497 Lentrice Wilson

    This really means nothing. Samsung will do away with Touchwiz and really start to innovate. Apple is really behind the curve and all they are doing is painting themselves in a corner where they will burn all their bridges. Samsung may have borrowed a few ideas from Apple but they are leading the Android charge and now they have to act as leaders not followers. This will only improve Samsung phones and Android as a community.

    • DCMAKER

      maybe

  • Piyush

    I HATE APPLE. No more APPLE products in future 4 me. even the APPLE fruit disgust me now

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mikael-Wedlund/650941380 Mikael Wedlund

    somebody please blow up apples main office

  • millar5001

    The ultimate goal for any business is monopoly. Apple is only playing the game and playing it well. Welcome to capitalism.

    • Alan

      Except monopolies stifle innovation and limit consumer choice, just look at what happened to Microsoft!!!

      In the end, we, as consumers lose out.

      • JDSoCal

        LOL, not being able to blatantly copy intellectual property stifles innovation, nice Orwellian argument.

        Microsoft is a dumb analogy, as their monopoly had nothing to do with patents - which expire anyway. If anything, the IP system failed to protect Apple from Microsoft's theft of the Mac OS.

        And if customers want Apple's neat ideas so badly, I guess Samsung could just license them instead of steal. Or buy an iPhone.

  • Peeed Off

    Jury full of Apple Fanboys...!!!

    • JDSoCal

      Want some cheese with that whine as you wait for the whambulance?

  • Gloria Tortorella

    Disgusting.

  • Fozziwig

    I assume this decision is not binding outside the USA? Which means the bulk of Android's marketpalce is not affected (in fact, Apple is losing these same arguments pretty much everywhere else).

    Are the best-selling Galaxy S3 and Note series sufficiently different to be excluded from a product injunction? These products were not specifically named in this trial.

    Finally, Apple have (as they always have) isolated themselves in the industry meaning some very powerful businesses (actually, all the ones that are not Apple) will be less likely to work with Apple and more likely to work against them.

    As Winston once said: "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

  • Beto

    Apple, screw you! It seems to me like the Apple vs. Samsung trial was a great bunch of BS.

    1. The trial was held in California (where Apple has it's headquarters).

    2. All of the juries were American (what ever happened to a jury composed of your peers!?) I'm sure that if the jury was half American citizens and half South Korean citizens this would have played differently.

    3. Apple, yes, your products are great. BUT, stop bitching about you not having as much of a market share as you did before. There's a little thing called competition and it's, at the end, up to the consumers to decide which product they are going to buy; the product that best fits their needs.

    I had the first iPhone and it was great but after discovering Android (so much more useful and not just a collection of prettiness) I will never go back to iOS.

    4. If Apple is really worried about software-related patent infringements why doesn't it go after Google given that the Android OS would, TOOOOOOOTALLY, be infringing that shit.

    5. Apple, what happened to "great artists steal"? I guess you only apply that when it's YOU who is doing the stealing (e.g. the way notifications are handled in Android). Oh, snap! You also came up with that idea on your on? REALLY?! DID YOU?! I Because it seems to me like you are saying that there is NO WAY two different persons in this planet can come up with the same idea EVER.

    6. Why don't you sue Google? Let's see what happens then.

    7. FUCK YOU and all your whining. You had your run and it was great. Why aren't your executives swimming in a pool of $100 bills and thinking how great they are because they were able to accumulate that kind of cash instead of going after the big/small dog that is trying to do the same shit you are doing (selling products).

    8. If you are not up for a little competition, FUCK OFF

  • Zaeem Shahzad

    Originality and Apple?!!! FFS, how retarded do they think we are?

    • JDSoCal

      I'd say based on the butthurt fanboy comments inn here, very retarded.

  • baran

    So what does this mean for the international market?

    • Simon Belmont

      Nothing. It affects the USA.

      In the long run, Samsung will probably alter its hardware and TouchWiz UX to be more unique though. That's about it.

    • JDSoCal

      Well, considering Apple has won in ever country but Korea, (Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands) I'd say bad news for copycats.

  • Beto

    Apple, screw you! It seems to me like the Apple vs. Samsung trial was a great bunch of BS.

    1. The trial was held in California (where Apple has it's headquarters).

    2. All of the juries were American (what ever happened to a jury composed of your peers!?) I'm sure that if the jury was half American citizens and half South Korean citizens this would have played differently.

    3. Apple, yes, your products are great. BUT, stop bitching about you not having as much of a market share as you did before. There's a little thing called competition and it's, at the end, up to the consumers to decide which product they are going to buy; the product that best fits their needs.

    I had the first iPhone and it was great but after discovering Android (so much more useful and not just a collection of prettiness) I will never go back to iOS.

    4. If Apple is really worried about software-related patent infringements why doesn't it go after Google given that the Android OS would, TOOOOOOOTALLY, be infringing that shit.

    5. Apple, what happened to "great artists steal"? I guess you only apply that when it's YOU who is doing the stealing (e.g. the way notifications are handled in Android). Oh, snap! You also came up with that idea on your on? REALLY?! DID YOU?! I Because it seems to me like you are saying that there is NO WAY two different persons in this planet can come up with the same idea EVER.

    6. Why don't you sue Google? Let's see what happens then.

    7. FUCK YOU and all your whining. You had your run and it was great. Why aren't your executives swimming in a pool of $100 bills and thinking how great they are because they were able to accumulate that kind of cash instead of going after the big/small dog that is trying to do the same shit you are doing (selling products).

    8. If you are not up for a little competition, FUCK OFF

    • F**c Apple

      Apple can't attack Google. Google will make Apple's staff cry from very bad loss.

    • JDSoCal

      LOL on #6, be careful what you wish for.
      LOL, on #7, all I see is butthurt squealing in here.
      LOL on #8, copytition is not competition.

  • http://stonesoupstation.blogspot.com Steven

    If I may have ever even considered buying an Iphone or an Ipad before, Apple has forever lost me as even a prospective consumer of their kiddie phones. I won't feed that beast one damn dime, and I can guarantee you that technology being what it is, it won't be long and folks will find plenty of workarounds to Apple's crapple. They'll have a huge customer base when they do, too.

    • JDSoCal

      LOL, you admit you would never by an iPhone, but Apple lost you as a customer! Just like every Android fanboy on this site, you would never own an Apple product no matter what, but now your mad! LOL!

      Sorry your Android phones can't steal from "kiddie phones" anymore, LOL!

      • SK

        U r right, there are many people in here who will never buy crapple in any case. However as you know, people talk, they all have many friends/relatives/collegues who ask for advise when buying smartphone/laptop. These previously indifferent people will hurt apple sales by anti-advertising and it will be painful...

  • slblack

    Fuck you apple.

  • Gary Patrowicz

    Yet Apple will and has stolen every innovation that they want including the name iphone and drowns out the nay sayers with a large legal team (much more invested in legal than development of new ideas) Apple will continue until the public votes with their dollars or maybe googorola can put a stop to them . I know of not one person not even apple fan boys who think that apple is doing the right thing!!

    • JDSoCal

      Actually, no, Apple licensed the iPhone mark from Cisco, but don't let the truth get in the way of a good meme. If Samesung had licensed, there wouldn't have been an infringement trial.

      And I'd suggest you go look at the Apple forums, there is rejoicing. Where do you get this fantasy stuff?

  • Simon Belmont

    Yeah, stealing isn't right, says Apple. Sure.

    Hmmm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU .

  • http://www.facebook.com/vittorio.maric Vittorio Maric

    What a bunch of crap, this should of never even gone to court to begin with.

    Look at cameras, tvs, cars, computer cases etc, they all share similar looks without this patent troll crap.
    Seriously crapple, this is a loss for you, why? One word, the word of mouth.

    • JDSoCal

      "What a bunch of crap, this should of never even gone to court to begin with."

      Right, Samsung should have taken Apple up on its offer to license iOS patents. But they chose to steal instead.

      • Silens

        Hey buddy, looks like you're slowing down. You've missed a couple of comments above.

  • RodneyLee

    AppleTax of everything

  • http://www.facebook.com/mihai.badoi Mihai Badoi

    fuck you apple...die in pain.rectangles with rounded corners bullshit.

  • RealityCheck2013

    Sounds more like - 'America Vs Samsung' :-/ What next 'America Vs SONY'??? Oh the internet have already given SONY a bad name...YAWN :-/

  • http://twitter.com/mxfox408 Jake Fox

    Apple is the biggest hypocrite there is, look at how close ios5 resembles Android. not only did they ripoff the pulldown notification bar but they also ripped off software integration functionality. Fuck apple for trolling....

  • Mārtiņš Belte

    Sure they can protect their innovative stuff, but if they are patenting things like round corners, that's being pathetic. Technologies must evolve, but by patenting simple things in UI, it halts the progression of technologies.

    • JDSoCal

      It's called trade dress, you tard! Well-settled law!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyson.webb Tyson Webb

    Oh I can't stand Apple they don't stand for anything but money hungry propriatary assholes. Grr I hate apple! I wear a piss on apple stick on my car daily just to show my anger towards the company! Android forever!

    • JDSoCal

      Aw, sorry your beloved OS can't steal anymore!

      • SK

        wrong. the only thing you iDiot cant understand is that the word "android" was not mentioned a single time in court

  • JDSoCal

    LOL, Samsung can't copy Apple anymore, so that will lead to *less* innovation? Ha!

    Ha ha ha you butthurt Fanboys, whatchya gonna do when Google finally gives up on Android? They don't even make money on it (actually, if this trial shows anything, it's that Android is going to have to license from Apple, like it did with MSFT). So much for that "free" OS. Plus, two years' of Google's profits wasted on Motorola Mobility, and the patents are useless (I never hear you fanboys whining about Google spending $14B on MM for its patents).

    You guys don't realize that Apple is the least of your worries. Amazon and Samsung are. Yes, you heard me correctly. Amazon and its proprietary version of Android that Google will get nothing from, and when Sammy finally switches to Windows or Bada or Tizen, Google will finally realize the huge mistake it made by crossing Apple, and that Android is its Waterloo.

    Get this: Android is a financial loser for Google. And sooner or later those oh-so-smart Google execs will dump it. Be ready.

    • SK

      wait until your girlfriend will dump you.. Oh wait you don't have one right? ;))

    • http://www.facebook.com/Joecascio2000 Joseph Cascio

      You're so f**king ignorant. Google makes so much money on Android. Look it up before you open your mouth. Just because it's open sourced and everyone can use it for free doesn't mean they don't have another way of making money off of it. In fact, because it's free they make even more money from it. Also, Samsung would never leave Android. So what they lost 1 billion dollars. Samsung being the number one Android phone manufacturer makes that much plus more every year. Somewhere along the 220 billion mark. Get your facts straight.

  • JDSoCal

    LOL, "We can't steal Apple's ideas anymore, so there's less innovation." Nice logic.

    And yeah, Android customers, if you want to "choose" all those neat iOS ideas, license them. Or buy and iPhone. Problem solved.

  • JDSoCal

    Right, as opposed to all of those you bought in the past, LOL.

    • SK

      I did. And my friends too.. All upgraded to ASUS/Sammy/HP

  • dawn m. armfield

    I wonder how this trial would have gone if it had been held in a different venue, away from the Apple stronghold. If, perhaps, it had been held in Kansas City (oh, yeah) or somewhere random, without specific tech ties. Would it change the outcomes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Marshall/1393515108 Chris Marshall

    so does this mean that all tablet companies that have rounded edges on their tablets will be sued by apple in the coming months or years

  • Silens

    Quickly folks, let us act before Crapple decides to copyright white-colored phones!

  • ari_free

    Apple is now the Casey Anthony of the tech world.

  • Vanick Ng

    is there even a way to make a device thats not a rectangle with round corners? ....... how can apple patent that? lol i call shenanigans

  • Billy Kent

    i've said it before and I'll say it again, I have an Android and an IPhone, it's simple..Samsung...are you listening? stop making parts for Apple. make their prices go up also...

  • hash

    "At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth" tell me how the originality of your round corner??? apple are fucking kidding me. their only innovative in talking and lying.

  • KB26

    "originality"
    APPLE. WHAT THE HELL. 4" SCREENS. ANDROID HAD EM FIRST. LTE. ANDROID HAD IT FIRST. APPLE IS A BITCH.

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