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Because when a new phone is released, and you go to your local AT&T or Verizon store, they put in the order for the iPhone with Apple, and it's sent to your home, or delivered to the local cell provider store. They are never in stock. In short, the phone is sold from Apple. Splitting hairs over the word shipped is not the same thing as Samsung pumping inventory into thousands of Best Buy and similar stores. It's typically 4-6 months after release when any stores contain...
Hardly. If they were a classic reseller, they couldn't sell their stock at a loss by subsidizing the sale price of the phone like a cell provider does. A third party reseller doesn't do this. Folks like best buy get the items as a reduced cost and sell it for a profit. The cell providers get the buyer to directly pay for the device and they also subsidize the cost of the phone, which is sold at a loss, but they get a return on their investment for the actual service...
I don't consider them a classic 3rd party reseller. They are not in the business to sell phones, and often take a loss on such hardware. They sell service contracts for the cellular service itself. It's to be expected that the actual cell phone providers would sell more phones than anyone as most consumers purchase them via their cell provider, which in turn orders them from Apple, and either ships them directly to the end user, or the user can opt to pick them up at the...
Because the list of actual 3rd party resellers are TINY by comparison. For example, I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, with approx 6 Million or so for the area, give or take, and there are about 10 resellers (not including apple Stores, of which there are about 4). Look for yourselfhttps://www.apple.com/buy/Most of these are mom and pop, with some notable exceptions like Best Buy, Walmart, etc. and you know as well as any Apple customer that when a new model iPhone...
You guys are way over thinking this. There are two channels for shipping. One to end users directly and one to resellers. The bulk of Apple's channels are direct to end users. If something is shipped to an end user, it is SOLD. If something is shipped to a reseller, it is just shipped (not sold since the reseller would sell the item). Although Samsung may get a profit at that point, it's meaningless if it never ends up in an end users hands. Samsung relies more on 3rd...
  You may have LTE disabled in your cellular settings on the Mini. Go to Settings -> General -> Cellular and verify that LTE is enabled. If it is enabled, try toggling it off for a few seconds and then back on to see if it then connects via LTE.   There is a substantial speed difference. 
The best result I've gotten exceeded 60 mbps with uploads around 30mbps, but those are more rare. The below is pretty normal for this area.  
My speeds regularly exceed 20-30 mbps on AT&T. No cap here.
  According to the article in question, they specifically excluded licensing key patents to Samsung, although they did license some of them to HTC and few others (those others signed a 'non-cloning clause' as a requirement to license).    
The case speaks directly to and mirrors what is happening today between Apple and Samsung. It's almost erie the way it has mimicked these two. The other interesting point is that this court came to a very different decision regarding the harm that copy and trade dress infringement produces. The state it rather elegantly in that if someone starts buying a smartphone (a Samsung in this case), which is using patented protected designs/features available on only an Apple...
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