And the Beat(down) Goes On
Apple filed suit against Samsung in attempt to block sales of Samsung’s new Galaxy Nexus phone. Apple alleges that the Samsung device violates 4 patents that are central features to the iPhone. These patents include (1) the “slide to unlock” feature on the iPhone, (2) searching among multiple sources of info at once (which is how Siri works), (3) detecting important bits of info (such as a phone number on a webpage), and (4) spellcheck features providing alternative words.
What’s particularly interesting is Apple’s complaint that Samsung’s market gains will threaten all Apple products because users will get comfortable with the Samsung system and buy more Samsung products, instead of Apple products. But isn’t that what competition is all about?