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.
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  • Reply 1 of 56
    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
  • Reply 2 of 56
    dgnr8dgnr8 Posts: 196member
    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
  • Reply 3 of 56
    tylerk36tylerk36 Posts: 1,037member
    See you at the mother ship Steve.
  • Reply 4 of 56
    It's nice to observe honor among enemies.
  • Reply 5 of 56
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,468member
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 56
    Quote:
    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?
  • Reply 7 of 56
    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!!!!
  • Reply 8 of 56
    845032845032 Posts: 76member
    Quote:
    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
  • Reply 9 of 56
    tundraboytundraboy Posts: 1,614member
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 10 of 56
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    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.



    Quote:
    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



  • Reply 11 of 56
    djsherlydjsherly Posts: 1,018member
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 12 of 56
    Quote:
    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?
  • Reply 13 of 56
    tcaseytcasey Posts: 199member
    as a tribute samsung could withdrawn the products that clearly are apple rip-offs...that would show some class.
  • Reply 14 of 56
    bongobongo Posts: 158member
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 15 of 56
    wow @ the immaturity here.
  • Reply 16 of 56
    Quote:
    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



    Quote:
    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 -_-



    Quote:
    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.



    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 17 of 56
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    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.



    Quote:
    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.



  • Reply 18 of 56
    bloggerblogbloggerblog Posts: 1,840member
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 19 of 56
    There's no honor among thieves!
  • Reply 20 of 56
    some of you people seriously need help though...
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