Apple, Samsung Both Found Guilty In Korean Patent Case
A Positive For Apple.
It is a much bigger blow to Apple
Two things need to be looked at here.
First and foremost: Losing or even receiving a split decision from peers of Samsung's own home turf is never good. If you can't get majority in this area, the outlook can be far more worse away from the turf. This scenerio clearly played out yesterday.
Two: In Apple's portfolio, the 3Gs and 4, are in all reallity old handsets. Purchasing them for practically free as the 4s is now preferred by Apple consumers and now the 5 is on the way. Since contracts end every two years, the 4s and 5, will most definitely oust the previous as their consumers upgrade. Samsung on the other hand, is still selling many of the handsets affected by the suits. This is never good when injuctions are highly...
But here's the deal and why it's confusing. Apple's original offering was launched with no 3G broadband technology. So when they launched their second model, they wanted to emphasize that their new phone had 3G. For their 3rd phone, they unlocked the processor for more speed and added the "s" to emphasize that. So the next iteration became 4G to emphasize their fourth generation phone but confused the public that it had 4G broadband technology. Then the 4Gs launched to again emphasis increased processor speed yet still didn't have 4G network access. It would make sense to call it the iPhone 6 for their 6th generation. Eseentially, because of the 3G model, they are behind one numb...
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