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 Well, while I agree that this is bad luck for Apple, it seems to me like a pretty clear and fundamental principle of German patent law (i.e. apply for patent before public disclosure) ... to dismiss it as a technicality is a bit much (but I know what you meant). It's not clear the court had any other choice in its decision, given that's the law. Apple has been a multinational for years, and should really know the rules of the game outside of the US.
The 5s just has so much more, and the price difference in negligible compared to the total cost of ownership (initial fee plus 24xMonthly rate). Having said that, the plastic case is actually a big feature IMHO. I was blown away by the quality of this (as nice as, but different from, the metal version), and if it wasn't for the rather feminine colors, I could be tempted. The 5c just has a really nice feel. A 5s in a black 5c case would sell well, I think. I guess...
I have to say, I was blown away by the high-quality feel of the 5c. I'd still get the 5c (finger print, speed, sensors, & weight) ... but I can see the 5c being a great seller despite the slightly higher than "expected" cost. Wonder when we'll get some accurate sales figures?
 It feels like they have an array of about 7 mac minis serving the iOS update to the entire globe. 
Right, thanks  ... downloading it now!
Hmmm ... isn't today the 18th? So where is iOS 7? It should have been released hours ago, an that's assuming California time!
Nobody cares about "on contract" price anymore, even the US is moving to separate phone/contract models slowly.    But given the dreadful price of the 5C, it's good they kept the 4S.
Wow, 5C (16GB) is €599, 5S (16GB) is €699. 5S is pretty normal, and there lot's to like about the update. But Apple needs to shave €100 off the 5C *fast*. Stock is falling fast, and for once I can actually see why :-(  ... who would buy the 5C, with all the 5S offers at only 100 more?
Nobody cares about the "with contract" price, what's the REAL price. Phone looks good, but markets won't like the price ... Sounds like good margins, though.
Whether or not Apple is guilty, the Justice department really must go after Amazon now. It's abusing both it's (near) monopoly status and it's ability to sell below cost to (a) drive other retailers out of business, and (b) reduce the value of books to the point that no publisher will be able to support serious authors (i.e. that don't sell in sufficient quantity). While the pricing may appear consumer friendly in the short term, this is not consumer or author friendly in...
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