More like $580 Million. This settlement equates to roughly 2 bucks for every iPod sold. But you're right, they got away pretty cheaply. The patents must have been pretty buttoned up for Apple to agree to $100MM settlement.
I never understand counterfeiters. You go to all the trouble to make a fake iPod shuffle and make the packaging look almost perfect but get the wording on the box wrong. - You'd think that would be the easy part.
For the fake Nanos, if it doesn't have a doc connector, how do you charge it or transfer songs to it?
I guess this is the sign that iPod has really made it as a market leading brand.
Wow this can't be the same AppleInsider forum where just yesterday there was nothing but negativity about the Intel situation.
This just shows, that change isn't always a bad thing. Bring on the Intel chips!
Apple was one of the first PC makers to support wifi and bluetooth. All their laptops now come with wifi standard (not true on the PC side) and most of their computers come with bluetooth standard or it can be added BTO. How many PC's have bluetooth included?
Ironically, the Mac was supposed to be called McIntosh but apple was sued by the audio gear company of the same name. They changed it from Mc to Mac to resolve the case. Glad they did - or we'd be using McOS X!