I own an iPod, iPad, MacBook, iPod Nano, and an iPod Shuffle. I know, I know -- that's a helluva lot of Apple products. But I'm a living, breathing example that Apple has made its mark on society and claimed its turf. And, according to the laws of the wilderness, what happens when someone tries to invade someone else's turf? The first someone gets a little feisty.
You see, Apple isn't exactly enthused with Samsung. The Korea-based firm launched the Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 throughout Europe last week, and Steve Jobs and his gang claim they've copied the iPad and infringed on Apple's patents. The company successfully sought a preliminary injunction from a European court -- meaning Samsung's tablets are being taken off the shelves.
Uh-oh. Is Mr. Macintosh a wittle bitty bit jealous of the competition?
At first glance, the two devices look different. The Samsung tablet is a tad bigger than the iPad, and the corners are much more rounded. The way things are laid out is different, and if you ask me, there's really no confusing this gadget for the other. Not to mention, the GalTab (as the hipsters are calling it) also runs on a completely different operating system, the Android 3.0 vs. the iPad's iOS.
It sounds to me like this is all a whole bunch of hoopla over nothing. The previous tablet by Samsung was smaller, and Apple didn't have a problem with that one. Apple's been on cruise control, floating above all the other companies with its dominating ... well, iEverything. Now, there's a new cougar in town that goes by the name of Samsung, which just happens to have a product that could actually compete with the iPad 2 for the exact same price ($499 and $699 for the 16 GB and 32 GB respectively). And suddenly Apple is less than pleased. At this rate, Mr. Jobs' empire may as well start attacking other big tech companies over the fact that their laptops and computers also use monitors and keyboards! UGH! The injustice!
Come ON, Stevie, I think you should leave Samsung alone and let them have their fun. World domination is so passé, don't you think? Being the best is cool and all, but don't you think proving you're the best over an actual competitor is even cooler?
Do you think that Apple has a real case here?
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