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Apple asks ITC to broaden Samsung import ban

16 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple asks ITC to broaden Samsung import ban - read the full textApple has filed an appeal, requesting the US International Trade Comission (ITC) to broaden the import ban to include more Samsung smartphones. The Cupertino-based company aims to reverse ITC decisions which allow Samsung to design workarounds for its products thus managing to work around the...


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They should've also patented touch screens and batteries and also the air we breathe.

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  • 2013-10-17 08:04
  • 44rF

> In reply to Dualboot @ 2013-10-17 03:03 from sRjx - click to readYes.. Apple always worry and look out for what's Samsung coming up but then Apple forgot their products became old technology already. Galaxy Note 3 already 3GB RAM DDR3 while iPhone 5s only 1GB RAM. I feel sorry for Apple. Actually apple give consumer the Finger... haha... finger sensor was used in IBM laptop 20 years ago already..

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  • 2013-10-17 07:36
  • 0dB6

Hey Tim Cook... Can you stand up and be a man. If you and your team out of idea then hired more Genius people work for your better than keep crying with Judge about Samsung copy your patent. If you think apple is better than Samsung then make apple product better than your competitor, also can proof to the consumer that Apple is the best products.

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  • 2013-10-17 07:25
  • 0dB6

Apple can only pull this kind of crap in US. No right or wrong, in ancient times in China, the opposition War Advisor pulled stuff like this to make their opposition King withdraw the troops on a edge of a victory.

I am not an Apple supporter neither am I a Samsung supporter but Apple should try doing the same thing on Samsung's ground and we will see what will happen.

Stuffs like this is never healthy for consumers, monopoly is never healthy for consumers.

I know I can make Apple lose customers if I have the power to make changes immediately, I am in charge of my country's islandwide payment Kiosk and I can make Apple lose customers just by implementing 1 feature in my Kiosk if I am in a position of power.

My point is people are wowed in the wrong way by Apple that they cannot see there are already stuff offered by their rivals that can make some things in your everyday life that convenient.

Android users will know what I am talking about. I am sure I will be bashed by Apple users, but if you are bashing me, that means your eyes are still closed. So, go ahead, I dont care.

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  • 2013-10-17 06:43
  • PUUQ

Apple is slowly dying....

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  • 2013-10-17 06:41
  • EYbe

To crApple fanboys there !!
Please read, and then.. come back.. tell us who was the first OEM to manufacture a smartphone, ok?;oe=UTF-8

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  • 2013-10-17 06:38
  • 9xDG

How can Samsung be the copycat here? Heck, they were making mobile phones WAAAYYY before the iPhone was even thought of by whoever that person was.
And NO, Apple was not the first OEM to implement a touch screen on a phone.

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  • 2013-10-17 06:36
  • 9xDG

Maybe there is still a company that apple is afraid of: Google.

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  • 2013-10-17 06:33
  • tyqN

I love my Note3 and that's all there is to it. I am not an Apple, HTC, Nokia, Samsung or whatever fanboy and don't support fanboy childish games. Everyone is entiled to get and like the device they want for themselves. Period. The rest is up to those stupid companies who play their own patent war games and has nothing to do with fanboys.

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  • 2013-10-17 06:12
  • 9xx6

> In reply to gam30toronto @ 2013-10-16 20:14 from RXgS - click to readPlease stop. You really have no idea what your talking about.

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  • 2013-10-17 04:02
  • GT6G

Ha ha ha....... Greedy Apple is becoming more busy in the Court cases,while others OEMs are quickly overtaken them in the markets with new tech innovations & multiple products choice.

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  • 2013-10-17 03:47
  • YQVV

Shame you Apple. Chicken.

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  • 2013-10-17 03:29
  • PZsY

How are other products infringing Apple's? If they were it'll be a tiny useless POS 4" running a blue screen crashing Hasbro child's OS. As a consumer I appreciate choices so if Apple is trying take that away then I'm going to boycott them with my wallet. RIP Apple

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  • 2013-10-17 03:17
  • kQxH

Apple's goal is to focus on Samsung devices not in their own devices.. What a nice company isn't it?

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  • 2013-10-17 03:03
  • sRjx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-16 23:19 from nxxK - click to readApple owns only about 14% of ArRM Holdings. That doesn't give them much say in not giving other OEMs license for the processors. If you look at the sales figures, not giving license other developers, mainly Qualcomm and Samsung, is losing game for ARM, so rest of the shareholders will strongly disagree if someone said let's not give license to these guys.

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  • 2013-10-17 02:29
  • QMXM

If a man often does the evil thing, will you still support him?
Or you will pretend to be blind?

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  • 2013-10-17 00:44
  • ty@e

> In reply to Americans don't @ 2013-10-16 23:58 from Ycp8 - click to readSamsung has a factory in Texas USA!!!

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  • 2013-10-17 00:22
  • YY0t

> In reply to gam30toronto @ 2013-10-16 20:43 from RXgS - click to readLol typical apple fanboy. Before the first iphone, Samsung was the second mobile phone seller in the world behind Nokia only. Since 2 year ago Samsung is the number 1 mobile phone seller in the world. Samsung is like 10 time bigger than Apple. Samsung co worth more than Apple, Microsoft and Google combined.

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  • 2013-10-17 00:21
  • YY0t

> In reply to Protectionalism @ 2013-10-16 23:51 from Ycp8 - click to readVery true and the best example of how the "patent market" will always be biased towards particular companies while Obama is still president.

Most people may not even be able to understand the ramifications that precedent has caused, they just ignorantly cheer "victory" in that single battle (ignoring what the future may hold).

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  • 2013-10-17 00:05
  • g51}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-16 23:19 from nxxK - click to readActually they are not "contract manufacturers", they have licensed the architecture which is very different. Apple cannot pull the plug "at will" on licenses that are already given, not without having to hand generous amounts of money in termination fees.

I highly doubt they would even consider not licensing their architecture, the sheer "ripple-effect" of trying to void a license to a single manufacturer would made all other manufacturers jump ship (and would put ARM in deep financial troubles).

On top of that, while ARM is a very nice architecture, Intel (x86) isn't the only thing remaining out there should one not be able to secure a ARM license. In fact, you can just make a MIPS yourself without having to license it from anyone.

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  • 2013-10-16 23:58
  • g51}

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