Important Opinions 7-8-12
Apple is the corporate embodiment of hypocrisy. They travel the globe filing suit after suit against company after company, accusing them of stealing their intellectual property, yet Apple seems to have no qualms with stealing from other companies. In iOS6, Apple took the quick message feature from Android. In iOS5, Apple took Android’s notification system. What will Apple add next, Face Unlock? Or perhaps they’ll be “innovative” and create widgets or live wallpapers too. Apple has been stealing ideas from the competition for quite some time now, so this is nothing new. What raises my eyebrow, is the fact Apple drags any and every company it feels took something from them into court. Apple’s sense of entitlement is amazing to me. Apparently Apple feels they are entitled to the work of others, yet if anyone does anything they feel infringes upon them, they’re ready to sue. So it’s okay for Apple to borrow from you, but don’t you even think about borrowing from Apple. Apple has officially raised the bar of hypocrisy.
A rumor came out this week, that has T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note being pushed back to an August 8th release. At this point, I don’t really think it matters. Unless T-Mobile plans to release the Galaxy Note with some very low pricing ($100 or less), it doesn’t make much sense for anyone to buy it. Let’s face it, the Galaxy Note is old news. The Galaxy Note 2 is right around the corner, so there is no way I’m going to give you $200 for a last generation smartphone. T-Mobile needs to make timely releases.