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Apple rival Samsung honors Steve Jobs amid legal battle

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Despite being locked in a bitter legal dispute with Apple, South Korean electronics maker Samsung praised its competitor's late co-founder Steve Jobs in a statement on Thursday.

As noted by the Economic Times, Samsung responded to the news that Jobs had passed away on Wednesday with a statement paying him tribute.

"Chairman Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur," said executive G.S. Choi. "His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world."

Choi added that his company is "saddened" by Jobs' passing, according to the report.

The Apple co-founder's death has shaken the tech industry, with competitors and friends, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, quickly speaking up to honor his legacy. U.S. President Barack Obama even issued a statement, calling Jobs "among the greatest of American innovators." Individual customers and fans have mourned Jobs with a collective outpouring of grief at Apple's retail stores and its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.



Samsung' comments come as a brief peace offering in the midst of a heightening battle with Apple. Shortly after Apple unveiled its new iPhone 4S, Samsung announced plans to file, preliminary injunction motions against the device in France and Italy. The legal action had been expected, as anonymous officials telegraphed the strategy last month.

The South Korean company also sent out emails with a comparison sheet touting its Galaxy S II smartphone over Apple's new handset. Apple on Tuesday showed off the iPhone 4S, which features the A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a new antenna and the Siri voice recognition technology.

As the No. 2 smartphone maker behind only Apple, Samsung is in a close race with its rival.

But, Apple has for some time has felt that Samsung goes too far in mimicking Apple with its designs. Jobs reached out to Samsung in 2010 to "give them a chance to do the right thing," according to Apple's attorneys. But, after negotiations failed, the iPhone maker filed a complaint in April of this year, alleging patent infringement. Samsung has responded in kind with its own accusations of patent infringement.
post #2 of 57
Classy. Even though Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a legal battle for many months now, it is good to see that both companies respect each other. Rest in peace Mr. Jobs
post #3 of 57
This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

You are the last company that should make a comment.

This one of the biggest blows I can think of to the tech industry.

No one out there with is vision or foresight.

Rest now sir you earned it.


Thank you Mr. Jobs
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post #4 of 57
See you at the mother ship Steve.
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post #5 of 57
It's nice to observe honor among enemies.
post #6 of 57
Still very hard to imagine, and accept. My eyes are teary.

Steve, I'm glad you're no longer suffering. I will plant a tree for you.
post #7 of 57
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Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

You are the last company that should make a comment.

This one of the biggest blows I can think of to the tech industry.

No one out there with is vision or foresight.

Rest now sir you earned it.


Thank you Mr. Jobs

Wow are you like 14?
post #8 of 57
Hey, Samsung,

You can still DO THE RIGHT THING, that Steve Jobs asked you to do!!!

Too bad you didn't do it while Steve Jobs was ALIVE!!!

You could have just continued making parts for Apple and grow that way, but you got GREEDY!!! You jumped into a Dog Eat Dog Rate Race To The Bottom with anyone who got a free Android OS... I have similar sentiments regarding Google, who also had plenty other ways to grow, without Android, and the rest of Closed vs. Open PR BS....

One of the greatest TRIBUTES to Steve would be AAPL and Apple Products Sales going NUTS, Through The Roof!!!

May Apple's VALUES spread in an even Bigger Way!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_Different

R.I.P. Steve!!! You Did It Your Way!!! Thank You!!!!

Go  Apple!!!

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Go  Apple!!!

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post #9 of 57
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Originally Posted by ArchAngel21x View Post

It's nice to observe honor among enemies.

Actually, Samsung was not considered Apple as their enemy.
Samsung want keep friendly relationship with Apple until Apple sued samsung.

Why Samsung Puts Up With Steve Jobs' Insults
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-s...insults-2011-3

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/its...everyone/17410
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Originally Posted by 845032 View Post

Actually, Samsung was not considered Apple as their enemy.
Samsung want keep friendly relationship with Apple until Apple sued samsung.

Why Samsung Puts Up With Steve Jobs' Insults
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-s...insults-2011-3

Of course Samsung did not consider Apple as their enemy. They considered Apple as their product design and development center.

Apple wanted to keep friendly relationships with Samsung until Samsung kept blatantly and brazenly copying the iPhone and the iPad. Down to the adaptor and the packaging.
post #11 of 57
Samsung bast*rds probably took a few months off Steve's life with their nonsense. They can kiss my shiny metal... well, you know the drill.

That said, the time has come for Steve. His resonance was indeed to far a cry from the everyday, and that's when people seem to "depart" our timeline and "reality". He put a ding in the universe, now he can create entire ones.

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Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

You are the last company that should make a comment.

This one of the biggest blows I can think of to the tech industry.

No one out there with is vision or foresight.

Rest now sir you earned it.

Thank you Mr. Jobs
post #12 of 57
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Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

You are the last company that should make a comment.

This one of the biggest blows I can think of to the tech industry.

No one out there with is vision or foresight.

Rest now sir you earned it.


Thank you Mr. Jobs

Sometimes condolences are, well, just condolences. Perhaps you should get over yourself.
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Originally Posted by 845032 View Post

Actually, Samsung was not considered Apple as their enemy.
Samsung want keep friendly relationship with Apple until Apple sued samsung.

Why Samsung Puts Up With Steve Jobs' Insults
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-s...insults-2011-3

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/its...everyone/17410

Wow. First post. The only post. Just to defend Samsung.
Now, where's your Chairman?
post #14 of 57
as a tribute samsung could withdrawn the products that clearly are apple rip-offs...that would show some class.
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Originally Posted by macologist View Post

... I have similar sentiments regarding Google, who also had plenty other ways to grow, without Android, and the rest of Closed vs. Open PR BS....

Are you even aware what open source is?
From your sig,I guess that you have your own website.
please look up the contribution of open source projects before you speak about topics you have no idea about.
post #16 of 57
wow @ the immaturity here.
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Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

You are the last company that should make a comment.

This one of the biggest blows I can think of to the tech industry.

No one out there with is vision or foresight.

Rest now sir you earned it.


Thank you Mr. Jobs

Child

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Originally Posted by macologist View Post

Hey, Samsung,

You can still DO THE RIGHT THING, that Steve Jobs asked you to do!!!

Too bad you didn't do it while Steve Jobs was ALIVE!!!

You could have just continued making parts for Apple and grow that way, but you got GREEDY!!! You jumped into a Dog Eat Dog Rate Race To The Bottom with anyone who got a free Android OS... I have similar sentiments regarding Google, who also had plenty other ways to grow, without Android, and the rest of Closed vs. Open PR BS....

One of the greatest TRIBUTES to Steve would be AAPL and Apple Products Sales going NUTS, Through The Roof!!!

May Apple's VALUES spread in an even Bigger Way!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_Different

R.I.P. Steve!!! You Did It Your Way!!! Thank You!!!!

I would say idiot but that could get me warned and possibly banned so I'm just going to say smh -_-

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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Samsung bast*rds probably took a few months off Steve's life with their nonsense. They can kiss my shiny metal... well, you know the drill.

That said, the time has come for Steve. His resonance was indeed to far a cry from the everyday, and that's when people seem to "depart" our timeline and "reality". He put a ding in the universe, now he can create entire ones.

Child. And sorry to burst your bubble but as great as Steve was his existence meant absolutely nothing to the universe...

Great man...still a man.

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Originally Posted by tcasey View Post

as a tribute samsung could withdrawn the products that clearly are apple rip-offs...that would show some class.

yea okay.
post #18 of 57
Well said. Samsung is a notorious copier. It copied Sharp, got sued, and lost. It copies LG, which is also suing Samsung. Apple isn't suing Samsung because it makes phones. It is suing Samsung because it can't come up with its own designs like plenty of other companies do.

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Originally Posted by tundraboy View Post

Of course Samsung did not consider Apple as their enemy. They considered Apple as their product design and development center.

Apple wanted to keep friendly relationships with Samsung until Samsung kept blatantly and brazenly copying the iPhone and the iPad. Down to the adaptor and the packaging.
post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

I agree, their message seems to be short and carefully crafted.
Action speaks louder than words, only time will tell.
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There's no honor among thieves!
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some of you people seriously need help though...
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Of course Samsung did not consider Apple as their enemy. They considered Apple as their product design and development center.

I think someone at Samsung probably watched an iDevice press event and started wondering why the whole world didn't tune in every time they launched a product of their own. I think they are experimenting to see what makes Apple special. It's unfortunate that they are missing the mark...people don't love Apple products because of proprietary adapters; in fact, I really wish my iPod would accept microUSB. People love Apple products because they
  • make complicated technology easy to understand and use
  • uphold themselves to rigorous quality standards
  • and make some damn sexy product designs that are uniquely their own and in a lot of cases as close to perfect as possible

Honestly, I hope that Samsung ends up being wildly successful and becoming the second company to figure out that the way to become a company like Apple is to care more about your products than you do about money. Options are nice and I can't think of any large, multinational company other than Apple who routinely produces consumer electronics on par with Apple's. It'd be cool if I could, though.

Apple didn't get to where they are by imitating another company. They got there by working really, really hard at making compelling and fresh devices.
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Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

This nothing more than PR

Samsung cant stand Apple and there success and that extends to Mr. Jobs

Samsung... go get bent.

You are the last company that should make a comment.

This one of the biggest blows I can think of to the tech industry.

No one out there with is vision or foresight.

Rest now sir you earned it.


Thank you Mr. Jobs


How about growing up and acting like an adult long enough to appreciate a social courtesy for what it is instead of being a hateful jerk?
post #24 of 57
There's a time and place for everything.

Although this place sometimes fosters bickering, the time is wrong.

How about restraining ourselves when we see a disagreeable post?

How about giving a pass to opportunities to label someone a troll, immature or anything else unsavory?

How about giving all these negative activities a rest for a couple of days before a return to regular acrimonious programming?

This is one way for us to honor Steve Jobs.
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This is one way for us to honor Steve Jobs.

Another is for all to buy a 4GSteve.
post #26 of 57
There are plenty of other Samsung v. Apple and Apple v. Samsung threads to hash out who did what. Take it outside this one? Tough not to be partners in some markets and competing in others in Tech. It's business.

Nicely stated, Mr. Choi.
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Interesting how people choose to respond, both in the articles and the responses. But the responses are most fascinating.

Steve Jobs was a tremendous innovator, and also an inventer. He had patience to know when to release a product, and when to wait for another year or two. Hopefully that skill is not lost in a post-Jobs Apple.

He most certainly did make his mark on the universe, as much as any man can.

People grieve in many different ways, to call them a child for it is rude. The calls to buy a phone in tribute to Steve are short sighted too. In the long run it will not make any impact to Steve's legacy. But if that works for you, please feel free.

Personally, I think that it is the end of an era for personal computers. Apple is probably going to be changing as they lose input from the man who restored their focus on what made them great. Hopefully he instilled enough of his sense into Apple and its leaders to continue what he has done through leadership since his return.

Samsung is only doing what is right by posting their sympathies.
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post #28 of 57
Having some limited experience with Korean culture I think Samsung's sentiment is probably genuine. In spite of the current state of affairs in US politics, there are still those out there who can respect and honor their opponents.
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Child



I would say idiot but that could get me warned and possibly banned so I'm just going to say smh -_-



Child. And sorry to burst your bubble but as great as Steve was his existence meant absolutely nothing to the universe...

Great man...still a man.



yea okay.

Thanks for contributing to the post. I'm sure your comments really gave thought and insight to those reading this

Don't you have another forum you can go quote everyone's posts and call them idiots and children? Because it's not only rude, but kind of annoying.

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Thanks for contributing to the post. I'm sure your comments really gave thought and insight to those reading this

Don't you have another forum you can go quote everyone's posts and call them idiots and children? Because it's not only rude, but kind of annoying.

Once again, please show restrain. Thank you.
post #32 of 57
I know some of u guys r great fan of apple

but before u criticise samsung blindly,

pls go and read up some more

for now, some of u just sound like biased and ignorant apple worshipper

cheers
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Originally Posted by whatsupx View Post

I know some of u guys r great fan of apple

but before u criticise samsung blindly,

pls go and read up some more

for now, some of u just sound like biased and ignorant apple worshipper

cheers

Again, please show restrain. Nothing to be served by taking any shots today. Please.
post #34 of 57
I'm glad Samsung did this. They may hate each other in court, but I'm glad they respect everything this man has done.
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I'm glad Samsung did this. They may hate each other in court, but I'm glad they respect everything this man has done.

Business can be like sports. Adversaries in the ring. Drinking, fishing buddies elsewhere. Or simply mutual respect.
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Originally Posted by 845032 View Post

Actually, Samsung was not considered Apple as their enemy.
Samsung want keep friendly relationship with Apple until Apple sued samsung.

Why Samsung Puts Up With Steve Jobs' Insults
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-s...insults-2011-3

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/its...everyone/17410

Ridiculous.

The two links are classic "hit pieces" which is to say they are deeply biased personal attacks on Apple disguised as news articles and blogs. They mean nothing. They prove nothing.

The whole discussion of "enemies" is stupid, but your attempt to paint Samsung as some kind of noble entity that was attacked by a belligerent Apple, is ludicrous.
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The two users commenting in defense of Samsung ("whatsupx" and "845032") are both clearly Koreans (telltale konglish), and posting for their first time here. I know Korea well, and I know that Samsung is regarded by many as the best company to work for, and is even a source of national pride. For that matter, everything is a source of national pride in SK. They are more nationalistic than the USA, but Samsung is a genuine world leader, so don't you dare say anything bad about them. If you do, you are saying something bad about Korea, and Korea is perfect.

To you Koreans, Americans, Brits, Canadians, Australians, Japanese, all others - none of you are "the best". We are all part of the whole. To think of us as separate is no longer possible without being severely misinformed or delusional. As they say in Austin Powers, there aren't Countries anymore, just corporations (and people).

I do believe that the Samsung letter was genuine, but I also believe that it would be naive to ignore the PR implications. This is a calculated response that will probably make little tangible difference in the short term, or in the litigation with Apple, but will be useful in the future when Samsung is posturing itself in a good light.
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How about growing up and acting like an adult long enough to appreciate a social courtesy for what it is instead of being a hateful jerk?

They can't and they won't. AAPL is on the way to $350 or less next week then below $300 after the funeral and they ewant to vent and rant as much as they can... before go back to a social security queue AGAIN.

I shorted AAPL, cash wired in and in a bank, and a trade-in shop get me one nice iPhone 4. My first iPhone in 2 years. I should be safe to sit back and watch the show.

By the way, where is DED. Has he gone looking for a new meal ticket?
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Originally Posted by Coluch View Post

The two users commenting in defense of Samsung ("whatsupx" and "845032") are both clearly Koreans (telltale konglish), and posting for their first time here. I know Korea well, and I know that Samsung is regarded by many as the best company to work for, and is even a source of national pride. For that matter, everything is a source of national pride in SK. They are more nationalistic than the USA, but Samsung is a genuine world leader, so don't you dare say anything bad about them. If you do, you are saying something bad about Korea, and Korea is perfect.

To you Koreans, Americans, Brits, Canadians, Australians, Japanese, all others - none of you are "the best". We are all part of the whole. To think of us as separate is no longer possible without being severely misinformed or delusional. As they say in Austin Powers, there aren't Countries anymore, just corporations (and people).

I do believe that the Samsung letter was genuine, but I also believe that it would be naive to ignore the PR implications. This is a calculated response that will probably make little tangible difference in the short term, or in the litigation with Apple, but will be useful in the future when Samsung is posturing itself in a good light.

Then why did you let Korens ruffle your feathers this much? You don't sound like someone proud and confident.
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So, uh, what does this do? I mean, I know what it does, but why would you post it?

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