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I believe that regardless of the legal findings of the Chinese judicial system, this case will be settled politically (and may have already been). The Chinese cannot afford to have thousands of employees idled just so that Proview gets some money. Nor can they feed the already present distrust by Western companies for the opaqueness of the Chinese courts and government. I'm not saying it is right, but you can bet that this case is ultimately decided in Apple's favor...
And that's really my point. Does anyone think that Samsung is not thinking of forking Android or improving Bada or whatever? Anyone who thinks that any company but Motorola will enjoy most favored status in a couple of years is not thinking clearly. Google has some serious money to recoup, especially with some of the patent litigation not going there way. Further, both the EC and the US have strongly signalled that there are not buy into the use of FRAND patents as a...
I have just two questions. Are any of the Android handset makers or Android developers making any real money? How many of these Android handset manufacturers will be onboard once Google ties up tightly to Motorola. I don't think anyone is naive enough to think that anyone but Motorola will get first shot at any new OS in a couple of years. These OEMs are all going to be giving Windows a very serious look.
I'll say it once again. It's time Apple tell Foxconn to get the Brazilian facility up to capacity ASAP and that Foxconn needs to scout alternative,non-Chinese locations for manufacturing. The threat of moving production from China will cause the court to move with great caution. But this should not be a threat- Apple should insist that Foxconn diversify their manufacturing base because it is the prudent thing to do.
The short-term answer to this is to have Foxconn announce that they are evaluating sites in other countries for potential new factories. The long-term answer is to have them carry through on that process and add manufacturing capacity in countries other than China.
More of Google's "Do no evil" disinformation mantra exposed
Apple needs to tell Foxconn two things: 1) Get the Brazilian facility online and at capacity ASAP; 2) Find another country for additional IOS production. Note that the latter should not be presented as a threat to the Chinese government, it is simply a risk management move to minimize exposure to problems like this or other catastrophic issues (like an earthquake in China). If located in India, the supply chain would not even be lengthened as much as it is to Brazil.
The thing is that getting the product to the store is not under his remit - that is part of operations. His job will be running the stores. I would have much preferred that they hire someone with higher-end retail experience (e.g., a Harrod's executive) than someone who seems to have little to offer other than some experience in consumer electronic sales. Hopefully, the "tone" of the Apple Stores is set and not something he will be allowed to tinker with.
This was my immediate reaction. Tesco and Dixons? Really? A technology retailer? Will he want to turn the Apple stores into copies of the Microsoft stores? Just doesn't seem like the right fit. But then, I suppose many might have had misgivings about Ron Johnson coming from Target (although Target has had good advertising and merchandising for years). I guess we will have to wait and see what this change brings about but I have an ominous feeling that Apple will be looking...
Apple needs to pull its component purchases from Samsung ASAP. This is going to be a long knock-down, drag-out affair and there is no reason to help Samsung pay its legal bills.
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