iPod, iPhone prices threatened by Seagate suit

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  1. macrumors bot

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    SPUY767

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    Typical legal wrangling. Atttack the little guy first, then after you have precedent, go after the bigger players.
     
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    seems more lucrative than engineering these days.. patent law...

    a mix of both == gold
     
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    Let me tell you what will really happen. They will settle. There will be a 5-10% royalty added to the wholesale cost. The wholesale cost will continue to drop by 50% every 14-18 months. The cost reduction consumers see will drop by 50% every 20 months rather than 18. That's it.

    The group that makes the most money is not Seagate, but their lawyers since the royalty is a pittance.

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    royalties a pittance..? there aint nothin pittance about getting a cut from a product you dont have to market, manufacture, package, ship, or take any risk on. royalties are where its at.
     
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    How does this connect with the iPhone? My understanding was that the iPhone just had a bunch of flash soldered to the board...
     

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