Some people really have a hard time dealing with change. It seems whenever a popular software platform releases a new version, the interwebs are flooded with people whining about how much better everything was before (we’re looking at you, people on Facebook). Usually, when the next update comes around, these are the same people complaining about the changes again, and the irony there speaks for itself. With the recent release of iOS 7, the biggest change to iOS since its inception, Apple certainly opened itself up to those who love to complain about anything new or different, and the criticisms had to be expected. But was Cupertino prepared for one hater to lawyer up?
No new cases or major developments this week, but, as always, a few interesting updates on Apple's web of global lawsuits. This week, a major ruling in a case against Apple has been delayed, Cupertino wants to make sure the competition understands proper comma usage, and no news is good news for Samsung this holiday season.
We'll run through the highlights in this week's episode of Law & Apple. Cue the "dun dun."
Apple is litigating intellectual property disputes around the world and fortunately, several rulings have already been in its favor. In the pursuit of victory, however, sometimes the dogs of legal war go too far. In this week's Law & Apple, we are reminded that often there is only one way to deal with a bully.
The Apple Patent Wars seem to be fizzling a bit, especially now that the Australian Federal Court that has sided with Cupertino. This will prove a devastating blow to Samsung, as the ruling will most likely eliminate the Galaxy 10.1 from Australia forever.
And not only are the Galaxy's dreams dashed Down Under, but the ruling will also bolster Apple's position in the remaining lawsuits against Samsung around the world. This is a huge development that puts the leverage and momentum squarely in Cupertino's court.
In this week's Law and Apple, Samsung makes an offer that Apple can't refuse (but does), and T-Mobile decides to join forces with Verizon and support Samsung. Hey, what do they care? it's not like they have the iPhone, right?
And finally, we'll recap the thrilling conclusion of the Clone Wars. It's like the Star Wars Clone Wars but with fewer fanboys and no Ewan McGregor.