Verizon to Apple: Step Off Samsung

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ped, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. ped macrumors regular

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    Looks like the carriers are stepping up against Apple in its attempts to stifle Samsung's ability to sell its popular smartphones and tablets in some countries.


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    http://www.bnet.com/blog/technology-business/verizon-to-apple-step-away-from-that-samsung/13032
     
  2. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    If Apple can stop ban Samsung products for "looking like the iPhone" then down the line they could probably find similar looking phones by Motorola, HTC, LG, etc and try to ban those as well...

    As a super powerful carrier like Att, Sprint, Verizon, etc you can't let a phone manufacturer (even as big as Apple) try to cut off your other sources of revenue in Android phones and dictate your business model.

    Glad that the carriers are getting involved in this to tell Apple to back the **** off. Really hope Apple loses this lawsuit nonsense and Samsung (and other manufacturers) can make similar great looking phones in the future :)
     
  3. Zeonmx macrumors member

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    Trying to ban other phones = bad business for carriers.

    Other companies will probably go against Apple on this.
     
  4. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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  5. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    I can see how a carrier, who's goal is to commoditize cell phones so the network is the only differentiator, would find copycat products desirable.
     
  6. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Time for Apple to buy Sprint, LightSquared, Clearwire and Dish so they can deliver an end to end Apple experience.
     

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