1. iRy757's Avatar
    I'm hearing a boat load of speculation about Samsung planning on coming at Apple's neck if the next generation device is released with LTE, from all the Android plucks at my company. In a perfect world I'd like to think this won't effect Apple in the least bit and that the release dates will go on as assumed, but in all reality, legally it could be a signifcant set back. Any opinions on the outcome of these rumors?
    09-04-2012 10:37 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Samsung's LTE patents are mostly standard-essentail, and FRAND applies. Samsung can sue - but are they willing to place the bet that the only likely court they could win is in their own backyard?
    09-04-2012 10:41 AM
  3. mountainman's Avatar
    The Android camp is just irate because of the lawsuit and impending injunctions.

    I would be more concerned about screen shortages than Samsung bringing on a lawsuit.
    iRy757 likes this.
    09-04-2012 10:46 AM
  4. iRy757's Avatar
    Samsung's LTE patents are mostly standard-essentail, and FRAND applies. Samsung can sue - but are they willing to place the bet that the only likely court they could win is in their own backyard?
    At this point, I think it would be worth a shot to them. Especially after blatantly losing their most recent case involving the patents. I feel like Samsung is searching for any possible method to take a win.
    09-04-2012 10:59 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Worry about Samsung retaliation in light of the LTE iPhone release should be taken with a grain of salt...it's already been explained pretty well above, and honestly, even with a legitimate attack from them, Apple is going to release the iPhone when they want.
    DaPhoneking likes this.
    09-04-2012 11:08 AM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    Apple won't try and license or will try and license for next to nothing so I can see them suing apple.
    09-04-2012 12:36 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    I'm hearing a boat load of speculation about Samsung planning on coming at Apple's neck if the next generation device is released with LTE, from all the Android plucks at my company. In a perfect world I'd like to think this won't effect Apple in the least bit and that the release dates will go on as assumed, but in all reality, legally it could be a signifcant set back. Any opinions on the outcome of these rumors?
    There will be no delay. Business as usual.
    09-05-2012 12:22 PM
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