Originally Posted by squealpiggy
It's everything about brands. I don't see you banging on about LG or RIM or IBM. The only company that you ever talk about is Apple who are, I admit, market leaders - in marketing.
Apple have been astoundingly successful in a single area: Marketing their brand. They are taking existing innovations and repackaging them then marketing them as novel ideas.
All companies in the tech arena are going to be copying other company innovations and putting heir own spin on them. It's sort of taken for granted that companies will take an existing idea and make it better or more durable or with more added features.
If Apple existed in the stone age they would take a wheel, produce it in a new colour and pretend they invented it.
Does using child labour and slave labour count as stealing?
No they haven't. They have been aggressively marketing their products as lifestyle choices. Like the iPhone 4S debacle - no innovation at all. A slightly better camera and a slightly better screen, and still you get people lined up for it because they have fallen for the marketing.
So marketing is the only reason Apple are ahead of the game? LMFAO!
If other companies had any innovative ideas they wouldn't be stealing from Apple and there wouldn't be any of these lawsuits.
Face it, Apple change industries they get into. It looks like they will change the TV industry as well soon.
If Samdung had any sense they wouldn't be stealing from Apple and concentrating on doing their own R&D to create innovative products.
I'd rather support a company that creates its own products with innovation than to buy second rate knockoffs from unscrupulous also-ran companies.