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Apple might be getting $10 for every Android device sold

29 December, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple might be getting $10 for every Android device sold - read the full textKevin Rivette, the managing partner at intellectual property firm 3LP Advisors LLC, shared his professional opinion on the ongoing legal wars in the smartphone world. In a chat with Bloomberg, the expert revealed that he believes Apple could be earning some good money if it was to stop with all the...


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> In reply to smartphone fan @ 2012-01-06 14:49 from v0qx - click to readROFL

Oh, man, you crack me up!

Biggest joke I've heard since last 15 years or so...

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  • 2012-01-09 11:51
  • m}9e

> In reply to smartphone fan @ 2012-01-06 14:49 from v0qx - click to readright.........What planet are you from? Things possibly may not be exactly the same....but nothing extreme.

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  • 2012-01-06 16:58
  • efwR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-01 07:18 from 4EVa - click to readwithout iphone,there will be no galaxy s2 imo

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  • 2012-01-06 14:49
  • v0qx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-31 09:28 from ee@s - click to readyes ur right.i'm just wondering ,why did sony,motorola and nokia didn't did that at the first place coz as far as i innovates the phone (smartphone)and that is iphone.IMO...they built a phone but not as smart as iphone in 2007...and apple company just buy their parts from sony and samsung?just askin' here..,,no argue..:)

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  • 2012-01-06 14:23
  • v0qx

> In reply to smartphone fan @ 2012-01-05 16:55 from v0qx - click to readYeah and it is still the only phone that is an Ipod, phone, and communicator. Most likely always will be too. However it was not the first phone, touch screen, mp3 capable, or internet ready. or ...Nor was it the first touch screen, mp3, and internet ready phone. It also was not the first to feature the design it has since it stole. It copied...not the other way around ...nice try though. Not trying to bash just put out hard facts.

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  • 2012-01-06 09:24
  • efwR

iphone is the first touch screen that is a phone,a pod,and an internet communicator...and then other follows and beautifully made it

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  • 2012-01-05 16:55
  • v0qx

> In reply to smurfinhotstuff @ 2012-01-03 19:16 from MVg6 - click to readYes, but in the end that is still implying that the deserve the money in the first place. They have stolen vastly greater amounts of everything more than what has ever been taken from them. And half of what has supposedly been taken is something they stole and the original companies are still using. Or Chinese Iphone replicas.

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  • 2012-01-03 20:25
  • FJpp

This just shows how pathetic Apple actually is. If they had an ounce of sense they would stop suing and start licensing and get it back dated and they would earn some serious money off that train! I am an android user and would rather see prices for androids go up to accomadate for the licensing fees then see the products I love banned for life! Competition is good and legal (non-patent infirgment) competition is even better. Helps companies and helps consumers!

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  • 2012-01-03 19:16
  • MVg6

> In reply to thejas @ 2012-01-02 11:38 from uuyr - click to readIt's simpler than a jailbreak and you spend less money... GET AN ANDROID DEVICE.

Or, if you want something even better, check out WP7 ;)

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  • 2012-01-03 10:06
  • BS%c

i am an ios user. I afree there are two mayn restrictions in iphone and all i devices....but if you jailbreak ur device and learn to break all those restrictions...ios is the best.

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  • 2012-01-02 11:38
  • uuyr


"You'r right. Apple is just afraid & jealous of Android... One reason why I hate Apple devices is cos they have too many restrictions...(iTunes etc) I think they can do better than draging everyone to court...Poor Apple"

In iOS 5 or iPhone 4S, you don't need iTunes lol

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  • 2012-01-02 08:44
  • 4cZT

> In reply to bobmarleythethird @ 2011-12-31 00:30 from IaaC - click to readWow You completely missed the OBVIOUS point and sarcasm there.

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  • 2012-01-02 08:25
  • ee8y

"Good artists copy, Great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas"- Steve Jobs

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  • 2012-01-01 21:48
  • Esyq

> In reply to Gauron @ 2011-12-31 15:12 from LKpY - click to readYou nailed it!

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  • 2012-01-01 07:18
  • 4EVa

Apple s___s!!!When they saw they re loosing the war in smartphones,they re running to the courts for some bs lawsuits!!
i m just wondering when their fans will wake up and understand that they re buying an overpriced boring device??????And apple makes them buy the same device twice every time.........lolololo....see 3g-3gs and 4-4s!!!
just pathetic

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  • 2011-12-31 18:08
  • qDmB

Wait a moment since Apple wasn't a telecommunication company like Motorola, Nokia, and others they had no history, experience or any other research&development in the field of mobile phones, so what they did in 2007 with their first mobile phone released aka iPhone was to copy and steal all the technology that others like Motorola, Nokia&CO have invented and developed through decades before Apple was ever thinking on producing a mobile phone.
So look who stole all that mobile phone technology in the first place, Apple stole it and they should pay others 10$ or more per every device they sold.
Second Android was found and developed since 2003 for mobile devices and in 2005 Google acquired them. Since iPhone with iOS came out only in year 2007 Apple did copy and steal everything they could from other mobile OSes like Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android, so Apple should pay another 10$ per every device they sold to others for stealing every idea and maybe even source code found in previous mobile OSes released way ahead of iOS.
So yeah stop stealing others work Apple you didn't invent the mobile phone nor the OS that runs it. Siri was just a rip off copy of Android Voice Actions too. Apple is a blatant copy machine even Steve Jobs recognized that fact just search on Youtube "Steve Jobs stealing ideas" to see the proof.

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  • 2011-12-31 17:47
  • dMV9

apple fanboys, are you serious, android is a copy of iOS? get real! Flat boring iphone icon interface versus dynamic customizable android interface? No contest here, even less a copy! Get a life apple fanboys! Do you also believe that any touchscreen phone is a copy of iphone? There were many touchscreen phones way before the iphone!

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  • 2011-12-31 15:12
  • LKpY

> In reply to [deleted post]You'r right. Apple is just afraid & jealous of Android... One reason why I hate Apple devices is cos they have too many restrictions...(iTunes etc) I think they can do better than draging everyone to court...Poor Apple.

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  • 2011-12-31 14:46
  • fsVe

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