And from what perspective is all this "viewing"? Apple haters that would never buy an Apple device in the first place?
Ooh - I'll bet Apple is quaking in their boots.
Let's leave the land of fantasy and enter reality. If Apple wishes to keep their IP, they have to defend it. They also have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders to defend their IP. All your other touchy-feely crap is just that - crap.
Er, Schmidt was on the Apple board and Jobs and Schmidt were even saw talking in public. Nice for you to assume Apple is shooting first and asking question later
You could always say it's far cheaper to steal than develop your own IP. Especially when your competitor is probably a good decade ahead of you and you have no hope of naturally catching up. Gambling with the lawyers for that last hail-mary isn't that much of a stretch when your facing complete irrelevancy in the largest opportunity since the original personal computer.
That's because you don't see any value in what Apple brought to the table. Color me shocked!
For Android manufacturers! Why figure hard stuff out when you can either just steal it or bully someone into licensing it to you.
What a grim and uninspired world yours would be...
And I think I'm glad that you are no where in the decision tree for Apple strategy and that Apple is doing just fine picking their battles.
The reason you see all the posturing is because this is literally the fight for the largest new market since the personal computer - one that will be even bigger!
Let's just say that you missed my point entirely... by a mile.
No use arguing with you, though, you live in the land of fantasy that says that Apple has already won this fight in the courtroom. It aint Apple's ip until the court says it's Apple's ip. I am slightly curious, though, as to what you consider a big win for Apple.
Me? I live in a land of reality that says that Apple could still lose. As a matter of fact, Apple could even have an injunction placed against it to stop selling certain products in certain places. Oh, wait... that already happened. Oh no... Apple certainly couldn't be using somebody else's ip!
Give me a break, Skippy... all your ranting means nothing until all of the court cases comes to an end.
[Isn't this where I say I'm an Apple fan and that I've been buying Apple gear for over 30 years.]