As if we can’t find enough ways to compare Apple and Samsung, we’ve got a very special video for tech fans everywhere. This two minute video explains the history and current status of the ultimate battle between Apple and Samsung.
This brief video from Onlinemba.com basically repeats what most of us already know. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) first invented the iPhone back in 2007 and that technological advance brought forth lots of imitators. We also know that smartphones comprise over half of all cell phones sales (68% worldwide), and 17% off that includes iPhone sales.
Unfortunately, that’s not enough for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), that’s why they’ve gone after Samsung and other Android phone makers. The Cupertino-based tech giant took them to court and claimed that they had twelve devices that infringed on their technology patents. The jury agreed with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and forced Samsung to pay up $1.05 billion in damages. Interestingly enough, the jury also found that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hadn’t infringed on any patent rights.
Most of the cell phone models on the patent infringement list were older models, that only comprised 2% of sales.
Ultimately, it would be best if both parties made nice and worked out on an agreement, especially considering that Samsung does supply many of the components(about 26%)found on the iPhone. In the end, the decision will effect the future of both companies, and could change the entire future of the $200 billion smartphone market.
Android phones still make up 60% off the market, which is about three times the number of iPhone sales. The reason Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) goes after individual Android phone makers, rather than Google (the maker of the competing operating system), is that it would be harder to do given the fact that Google’s Android operating system has been made for many different phones, from different companies, all over the world. Right now, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to fight their competitors all over the world, and the battle could continue for many more years. Ultimately, consumers will have the last word.
You can check out the entire video above. It’s basically just a reassessment of things we already know.