SAN JOSE, Calif. — This week, nine jurors are expected to hunker down in a federal courthouse here to decide a case that could change how the world’s smartphones and tablet computers look and work.
Samsung's tablet and Apple's iPad are compared in this evidence image presented during the trial between the two companies over patents.
After nearly a month of testimony in the legal dogfight between Apple and Samsung over patents, the two parties are expected to make their closing arguments on Tuesday. It will then be up to jurors to hash out which Apple patents, if any, Samsung stepped on when it created devices that compete with the iPhone and iPad. Apple is seeking $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, while Samsung has asked for $422 million in a countersuit against Apple.
But the effects of the case are likely to be felt far beyond these two companies. If Apple prevails, experts believe Samsung and other rivals in the market will have a much stronger incentive to distinguish their smartphone and tablet products with unique features and designs to avoid further legal tangles.
“I think what we’ll see is a diversification of designs in the marketplace if Apple wins,” said Christopher V. Carani, an intellectual property lawyer for McAndrews, Held & Malloy in Chicago.
please i bought this iphone4s from a vendor but i can really say this is the problem it does not connect to the internet until i did a manual configuration and this is the model number
MODEL NUMBER MD237C
MODEM FIRMWARE 1.0.13
IT IS MADE IN TAIWAN IPHONE
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012hmm, but looking at some online websites like amazon.com they still priced the 4s at $578.4... moreactually the price of the brand new iphone 4s in other countries is much lower than that of that site (amazon) if your country have no apple store center, yes the price not myth be expensive. because they order it with tax!
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012Hello sirs maams is it worth buying a second hand(used) iphone 4s worth $500 usd (20,000 ... moreFor that price you could buy one professionally reconditioned from a reputable store with a warranty with it. But buy from some guy and it could be stolen by him or he could report it stolen to make an insurance claim and the phone might end up networked blocked.
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012hmm, but looking at some online websites like amazon.com they still priced the 4s at $578.4... morethe other store here in russia is much lower than that of amazon. i resurch about the real price of iphone from apple store! its say only $199, $299 & $399 for 16, 32 and 64 GB storage! I dont know why amazon still not cutting the price but if you want to buy in to much tax its your money! im just notice you!
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012ei just to be clear you meant 380 american dollars right?yes!
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2012No needOnly if you don't want full access to the tens of thousands of sites that don't have HTML5 yet, but every other phone OS doesn't have that problem though, so have fun with your limited internet experience on your tiny screen.
i like iphone 4, 4s ! and ios! i'm sick of android and its interface!.... its not bad but i like ios more!
iSJ5, 19 Aug 2012your iphone 4s worth $500 is almost the price of blackberry porsche! its toooooooooooooo expansive!hmm, but looking at some online websites like amazon.com
they still priced the 4s at $578.49 for the 16 gig openline
err I dont know where to look huhuhu >_
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012ei sir, are you serious? iphone 4s for 380 usd? WOW how come its not like that here in the ... moreyour iphone 4s worth $500 is almost the price of blackberry porsche! its toooooooooooooo expansive!
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012ei sir, are you serious? iphone 4s for 380 usd? WOW how come its not like that here in the ... moreactually the original price is $420 but they cut the price for $380 with 1yr warranty and allready fixed and $320 for iphone 4 32GB and im just shuck that iphone 4s already used and the price is like a brandnew! its over price! If im you buy online instead of buy used! Trust me
iSJ5, 19 Aug 2012hmmmmn!
why this fone is to much expansive in you country? i get this fone for only $380 16 G... moreei sir, are you serious? iphone 4s for 380 usd? WOW
how come its not like that here in the Philippines :0
so Im at a losing end of the bargain if I purchase it used ei?
AnonD-27987, 19 Aug 2012Hello sirs maams
is it worth buying a second hand(used) iphone 4s worth $500 usd (20,000 ... morehmmmmn!
why this fone is to much expansive in you country? i get this fone for only $380 16 GB brand new! if im you..... NO DEAL!