In the never-ending legal war on Android by Apple, the latter succeeded in making HTC change some code around on their One X line of phones, and successfully delayed the launch of the HTC Evo 4G LTE by a couple of weeks due to a patent infringement lawsuit that HTC essentially lost. But that’s all Apple got since the AT&T HTC One X and the Evo 4G LTE have both been cleared by U.S. Customs and are now allowed entry into the country. HTC released the following statement:
“HTC has completed the review process with US Customs and HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC’s ruling. Future shipments should continue to enter the US and we are confident that we will soon be able to meet the demand for our products.“
Ultimately, the patent infringement issues Apple had with HTC didn’t do much but generate truckloads of legal bills for both sides. In the end, we all still get our phones, slightly modified, and only a couple of weeks late. So, Apple, was it worth it?