After HTC struck a 10-year patent licensing settlement with Apple, Samsung has stressed that it won't follow suit by negotiating a patent deal with its rival.
In speaking with the Korean media, Samsung's mobile president Shin Jong-kyun stated that the South Korean conglomerate won't succumb into pressure and agree a patent licensing deal with Apple.
"It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (£173 million/$276 million) to Apple, but we don't intend to [negotiate] at all," Jong-kyun said.
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had announced that it resolved its patent disputes with Apple, subsequently agreeing to a worldwide 10-year licensing deal with the Cupertino-based technology giant.
Apple and Samsung's ongoing court battles has been well documented, with the two companies involved in at least 10 patent lawsuits around the world. The former, meanwhile, has refused to publish an adequate apology message to Samsung, as ordered by a UK judge.
Elsewhere, Samsung is said to have increased the prices for the processor it supplies to Apple.
Apple has a hard time getting another provider for what they want, at least it seems that way, so Samsung has some sort of upper hand here.
That approach is kind of bad, but oh well. It's a big rats fight, guess it won't be "clean" anyway.
It's just a logo.
Looks to me like Apple is being F (_) C |< E D by Samsung... ( | ) (|=====8
Apple makes elitist products for a limited -ego minded- market.
Otherwise their incompatible junk will fade into history like the Apple 2c, the Lisa and what else they 'invented'.
And I am not saying this as a simple Apple hater. I have a MacBook sitting right next to me.
It has exactly ONE simple purpose; testing if changes on a client's website will work on Apple's incompatible junk. Have to get a friggin' iPad too for just that purpose.
Man, how I wish they'd just go away or start building cars instead. I am so unbelievable tired of anything with the Apple Logo (The Beatles excluded, especially as I am managing one of their sites!).
"Never was" is a player who captured the largest slice (at times larger than all other players combined) of the market for those devices? I dont like Apple products but even I think that statement is egregious. Don't fanboy, it's bad for your teeth.