iPhone 5 to get banned due to HTC?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JS82712, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. JS82712 macrumors 6502a

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  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I don't think it's likely due to how large of a company Apple is. They'd never allow the phone to be banned in the US.
     
  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory)

    Hardware patents used for a standard are near useless. The worst HTC could do is force Apple to pay a few cents in licensing, but, since they don't make other competitors pay for them, even that would be difficult.

    As usual, Software patents > Hardware patents.
     
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Every time I see someone sue Apple to try to ban them I think either a.) "can't beat 'em, sue 'em" or b.) they want a piece of the Apple pie (case in point: goophone)
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Is the 4G LTE technology samsung uses different? Or do they pay HTC a licensing fee?
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They're going to pull a completely different iPhone than we've seen from the leaks out of the hat only to be banned. Yes, that'll happen.
     
  7. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    It would be hard to get the iPhone banned in America. It would almost be impossible I think.
     

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