Top Apple executives are meeting with top Samsung executives to settle their patent fight. This is a different stance than the late Apple CEO when he said he wanted to go “thermonuclear” with Android.
“Apple CEO Tim Cook does not seem to share his predecessor?s passion about laying all foes to waste. Cook appears to view litigation as a necessary evil, not a vehicle of cosmic revenge,” stated Paul Barrett at Bloomberg. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” He also said, “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.”
Apple attacked Android partners HTC and Samsung by trying to say that they are making products which copies off of them. Barrett concluded that Apple’s case is weak. Apple’s argument is that both companies have phones that are “a rectangular product with four evenly rounded corners, a flat clear face covering the front of the product, [and] a large display screen under the clear surface.” Almost all smartphones look the same now and a lot of phones looked like the iPhone before it came out.