We initially proposed to negotiate with Apple instead of going to court…
Samsung’s internal memo to employees following the Apple lawsuit ruling.
1) Wow, what a weak opening. That’s a step away from admitting they didn’t think they’d win.
2) Don’t think Apple didn’t smell that blood in the water.
With Samsung, if you look at the new iPad, they had fewer issues reaching the higher resolution requests from Apple. They were the first vendor to get to volume with that panel.
NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim discussing “Retina” displays.
Let’s all take a moment to recall that while Apple may have dropped the hammer on Samsung with their smartphone patent lawsuit, Samsung remains a vital partner. And you can expect that partnership to continue. It’s not personal, it’s business.
Very, very awkward business.
We’re going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic. You don’t need a stylus. It’s far more accurate than any touch display that’s ever been shipped. It ignores unintended touches, it’s super-smart. You can do multi-finger gestures on it. And boy, have we patented it.
We’ve been innovating like crazy the last few years on this, and we’ve filed for over 200 patents for all the inventions in iPhone. And we intend to protect them.
Steve Jobs, on January 9, 2007, introducing the iPhone.