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Slow news day.
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Number 1 will always have number 2 on his heels, talking smack and trying to trip him up.

It's all good.
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Number 1 will always have number 2 on his heels, talking smack and trying to trip him up.

It's all good.

Number 1 doesn’t always stay number 1. Eventually, someone overtakes them.
post #44 of 74
The Apple clock looks better. Also if Apple pays 21m not for technology but merely for design then that harms Samsung's case due to the myriad design thefts separate to the functional and technology related thefts. 21m for a clock design would put ubuqitous rounded corner icons at a value of say 500m
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The Apple clock looks better. Also if Apple pays 21m not for technology but merely for design then that harms Samsung's case due to the myriad design thefts separate to the functional and technology related thefts. 21m for a clock design would put ubuqitous rounded corner icons at a value of say 500m

Could Samsung's deal with the Swiss be a defensive measure for their current court case? Meaning, Apple points out licensing deals Apple has made and Samsung says they also have them? I know, that sounds really weak but I'm trying to find an alternative to simply using that clock face in the Galaxy S6.

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post #46 of 74
Samsung sell 30,000 devices and it's all about Apple? Yeah, sure.

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post #47 of 74
**** you samsung. I am sick tried hearing about shitty samsung products with shit software and smartphone hardware. I wish to kick the samsung ass out the United States of America.
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I haven't travelled on any Swiss Railways yet, but it's only natural to conclude that customers from now on will experience more delays, interrupted service and maybe even a few derailments, since saving a few pennies is their main priority.

 

I can understand certain people choosing Samsung, such as people on welfare, and people who don't have bank accounts, but there is no excuse for any business to be choosing Samsung. That tells me all that I need to know about that business. 

 

It's like when I walk into a restaurant, I expect them to serve coke, as in coca cola, the real deal. I don't care if they made some deal with Pepsi that saved them money and they don't serve coke. I won't be coming back to that restaurant. 

 

It's the same thing with tablets, I expect to only see iPads, the real deal. I don't care if they got some cheap junk from Samsung instead. They won't be getting my business.

 

 

 

I Liked Switzerland before, Even Loved it.

But ANY MORE.

I Went to Geneva to Find FULL OF DEMONS There !

post #49 of 74
Uh, really? Samsung is doing this to annoy Apple? Not for profits and exposure? OK, whatever.
I've always loved the Swiss clock face design and what's even better is that as you go from station to station traveling across Switzerland, you see that all of the clocks in the country are synchronized down to the second. As a Swiss friend replied when I mentioned this to him, "Of course."
Let's see if Samsung can do that!
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Agreed.  Not sure what point this would make to Apple.  It's not like they're taking away any real significant revenue.  I'm sure this was met with a mild yawn in Cupertino.

Like the old Texaco adage, "You can pay me now or pay me later." The railway company will just be shopping for new phones and tablets sooner then if they had bought Apple, and they won't get squat for their old equipment... so if it was a savings, it was a very thin savings.
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Samsung sell 30,000 devices and it's all about Apple? Yeah, sure.

Sure...the more they sell, the more they have to pay Apple in infringment costs.
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Sure...the more they sell, the more they have to pay Apple in infringment costs.
I think we both know that's not what is going on in this thread.

Nice try though.

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post #53 of 74
What's more worrying than this design thing is that the SBB will be 30,000 insecure Android devices on their network.

A few years from now, these then probably unpatched and vulnerable devices may present a nasty problem.
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Samsung sell 30,000 devices and it's all about Apple? Yeah, sure.

Sure...the more they sell, the more they have to pay Apple in infringment costs.
only if they sue in Europe.
post #55 of 74
Dear Apple,
I have an unbelievably great win/win/win/win scenario for you.

WIN 1: You advertise for the world's next Hans Hilfiker to create a new clock design that you can own. The winning designer gets paid one million dollars. This is fantastic PR, and proves you're serious about design and eschewing skeuomorphism.

WIN 2: You donate 9 million dollars to a worthy charity. Which is awesome PR.

WIN 3: My fee for this idea is 1 million dollars. Which you can so totally afford, considering you paid 21 million dollars on an arbitrary swiss clock design.

WIN 4: You pocket 10 million dollars!!!

You're welcome Apple. You're welcome.
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God the determination to find Samsung doing something nefarious to Apple has got pathetic.

 

The story here is that Samsung have signed a contract with a large organization to provide some IT equipment.  That's what electronics companies do.

The lengths to which Samsung will go to deny stealing are pathetic, and your post is a tiny part of that patheticness.

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Possibly the most desperate attempt to generate news I've seen in years.

So desperate that you had to comment on it!

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Switzerland has beautiful scenery. But the people? Cold.

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post #60 of 74
Retracted comment. Reread the article. Nothing to stress over.
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This doesn't mean much of anything - they admit SAmsung offered the best price meaning they looked around, I'm sure Apple offered a 10% discount but look, Samsung is offering their "flagship" phone after an hour on sale at 50% off (BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE) to every co sumer, of course, the Swiss Rails would get a better discount but that's the normal course of action or Android, it's the race to the bottom - people only buy at a bargain price so this is nothing really. Plus, the Swiss are afraid the iphone will now kill the high end watch business with the new iwatch ...
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no more samsung posts please

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Clever people can say stupid things.
SBB is high quality, well served, etc etc.
Come to switzerland & experiment it, you will not regret it!!!
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Why does this site keep talking about Samsung?

 

Why is every other article seemingly about Samsung?

 

I thought this was supposed to be an Apple forum?

 

I guess it has to be one of two reasons. Either the people who run this site are worried about the threat which Samsung poses to Apple, or they just do it to give red meat to the fanbase.

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Originally Posted by Euphonious View Post
Why does this site keep talking about Samsung? Why is every other article seemingly about Samsung?

 

I think that the articles which pertain specifically to Samsung’s “defense” against Apple in a court case are fine. We’ve seen a fair few of those recently.

 

“But this isn’t one of…”

 

No, this isn’t. :lol:

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Why does this site keep talking about Samsung?

Click bait.

 

It's all about page views, not journalism.

 

True journalism died in the Nineties.

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God the determination to find Samsung doing something nefarious to Apple has got pathetic.

The story here is that Samsung have signed a contract with a large organization to provide some IT equipment.  That's what electronics companies do.

Naive or what?
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Switzerland has beautiful scenery. But the people? Cold.

I was lucky enough to ride the Orient Express through that country sipping champaign in the piano bar, it's amazing scenery.
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Clever people can say stupid things.
SBB is high quality, well served, etc etc.
Come to switzerland & experiment it, you will not regret it!!!

Was.
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I was lucky enough to ride the Orient Express through that country sipping champaign in the piano bar, it's amazing scenery.

Lucky you! Were you en-route to Venice?
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I get this feeling like Samsung's goal is to get under the skin of Apple executives and Apple fans, and it sure seems to be working. I'd love it if Apple fan sites would ignore Samsung rather than give it the attention it's looking for.

No one really cares, it's how AppleInsider loves to propagandize and spin stories to agitate people into clicking to comment in anger or disbelief.

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Click bait.

It's all about page views, not journalism.

True journalism died in the Nineties.

Correct. If this is a news site, then CNN is a news channel.

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The point was to make a clock for people who don't NEED to be accurate. That's what makes the Swiss interface so "iconic" -- it's a rectangle pointing at a rectangle.

 

The only surprise here is that Apple would pay $28 million to "license it" -- really? It's not even a logo and they've had copyright for over 50 years???? It's not even "rounded corners with icons on a grid" (as the reduced complaint that hundreds of interactions with the iPhone that are similar on the Samsung no big deal) !

 

I mean, the throw-back clock is kind of cute, but I don't see how any company would get $28,000,000 worth of good will over a basic clock, when the design is the "simplest" form that you could make an analog clock as far as shapes.

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The point was to make a clock for people who don't NEED to be accurate. That's what makes the Swiss interface so "iconic" -- it's a rectangle pointing at a rectangle.

The only surprise here is that Apple would pay $28 million to "license it" -- really? It's not even a logo and they've had copyright for over 50 years???? It's not even "rounded corners with icons on a grid" (as the reduced complaint that hundreds of interactions with the iPhone that are similar on the Samsung no big deal) !

I mean, the throw-back clock is kind of cute, but I don't see how any company would get $28,000,000 worth of good will over a basic clock, when the design is the "simplest" form that you could make an analog clock as far as shapes.

It does strike me as weird that this far into the 21st century electronics companies are licensing the same clock face design.

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