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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Apple Injunction Against The Nexus 7 Tablet

I think I now know why so many liberals love Apple.

Apple hates the Free Market. It wants to control every aspect of your use of Apple products and hates the idea that it has to compete with other manufacturers who are capable of producing better products. And when they do, they sue.

Remember the Nexus 7 tablet that was just introduced at Google I/O? Well, Apple has decided this inexpensive tablet must not reach the marketplace. Never mind that the device is aimed at the Kindle Fire audience, and not an iPad audience.

Samsung has been dealt another patent blow in a Northern California courtroom, and this time it involves a product that isn’t woefully out of date. Apple has been awarded a preliminary injunction against sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus — an important product for Google’s Android strategy — in the U.S., according to a report.

Reuters was at the courtroom in San Jose, Calif., where Judge Lucy Koh once again slapped an injunction on a Samsung product running Android. However, this time, instead of an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which never sold that well when it was new on the market a year ago), the device in question is Galaxy Nexus, the flagship device for Google’s Android 4.0 software release. The Nexus was just given away to all attendees at Google I/O this week.

Source: GigaOm (go read the entire article)

These patent suits is why I quit using iTunes and have decided to never buy another Apple product again. Perhaps it also explains why a post I wrote entitled Mocking Apple Users has remained one of the most-read entries on this blog, finishing only behind Legendary Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton Dead and Tribute to the US Navy SEALS.

Perhaps Apple should move it's headquarters from Cupertino, California to Beijing, China, where it belongs.

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