Good day for all. Justice was served, and Samsung proven to be the thieving sniveling wannabe's that they are.
Now, those who like APPLE's innovations, will have to buy Apple. Let Samsung/Android develop their OWN ideas, and let's see how the market reacts. Apple is protecting the profit margins in this ever-changing tech field by ensuring that they aren't victim to what previous tech titans have been victim to, i.e letting others copy them to death and take profits away from the segments themselves. Thus, no money for innovations, R&D, etc.
Apple doesn't want monopoly, they are ANTI monopoly. Android is all about monopoly, about being the "generic free OS to the world". Apple wants IOS and their design creations to be upheld by only them. Apple needs others to think up their own stuff and truly *compete*.
Some selfish consumers are upset that they won't be able to buy knockoff Apple devices at variable costs. Tough. That isn't Apple's fault, they have every right to protect their legally acquired patents, to protect their hard work and $$$$ spent. This is GOOD for consumers, because it forces others to not make devices that make the marketplace look like billions of Apple products with different logo's. It protects those who LEAD, who CREATE, and who INNOVATE to not feel the desire to do so isn't worth it, because copycats would use their hard work to just copy, and add bits here and there and yell "improved"!
Samsung are shady, shameless, and some of the proof Apple had against them (like those Emails) were so incriminating, you'd wonder how this company isn't boycotted by ALL, already. and as if we needed a court order to prove it, well, at least it made it "official".
Apple stock hits all time high in Afterhours. Weren't we having arguments as usual per the shaky hand jittery investors when we were back in the low $500's? I said all along, just hold on, and fundamentals will catch up. The ride is far from over!