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gatorguy said:The injunction order required not only that Apple themselves remove the "infringing" handsets from it's own stores but that stock at existing authorized resellers be removed and destroyed. That the Apple PR statement inferring that sales would continue as normal is misleading should be obvious IMO.
They're both still in the controlling the story phase....
mjtomlin said:charles1 said:Does anyone know what Apple would have owed Qualcom by now, under the old license for cellular chips? I doubt Apple would have settled unless it was heavily in their favor. So I figure Apple would have owed something like $12 Billion and settled for about 4.5B.
Probably exactly what they paid. The point of taking them to court was to get future licensing fees down to more reasonable levels. I doubt the settlement favored either company... I would hazard to guess that Apple is still paying a percentage of total cost, but with some kind of cap.
Qualcomm renewed its relationship with Apple, has an infusion of money, and is done with expensive lawsuits that were largely not going its way.
Qualcomm didn’t gain any leverage against Apple with its lawsuits. Apple worked around the China injunction, got the German injunction overturned, held off a US injunction, won its billion dollar claim, and was likely going to win this lawsuit in regards to Qualcomm charging discriminatory pricing for standard essential patents.
Both companies benefit from resolution but if the rumors are right Apple got everything it asked for which seems right considering Qualcomm’s behavior in terms of standard essential patents. Qualcomm can now focus on 5g competition and other lawsuits.
blackfrog said:Left AT&T for T-Mobile in Jan, because time after time, since 1998, AT&T treated me badly.
But now, despite living in T-Mobile's best coverage zone, calls break up, and sometime drop.
Looking into alternatives now. Back to AT&T I suppose.
T-Mobile, you've got the right attitude, but without decent service, you've got nothing.
Further, my coverage has improved over the last few years.
i know people have different experiences, but it is hard to believe you live in one of the better coverage areas and drop calls frequently when I hardly ever drop calls and don't live in one of the best coverage areas.
maybe it is the people you are talking to dropping calls.
1983 said:The increase in SSD performance should be noticeable but the rest - CPU and graphics 20-25% I don't think will be. How come HP can release an ultralight laptop that's a few mm's thinner than the Macbook with a lot more power and Apple can't or won't...afraid to impact rMBP sales maybe?
spliff monkey said:RickeyP21 said:Poor Apple. "Only" making $45 million per year for playing someone else's content. However do you stay in business with your over priced laptops and $800 iPhone sales. I know, why don't you screw over music fans everywhere and force them to pay your over priced fees instead of using better products like Spotify!
Not not entire true. Traditional radio stations generally do not pay royalties. It depends on what type of media they play. They were exempt under the copyright act. Streaming ones do. Streaming ones aren't because they weren't around when the original act was passed.