Apple May Be Willing To Settle, For Up To $15 Per Handset

Another day another lawsuit, although this time it is a bit different. For once, Apple seems willing to settle, but of course on their terms. Needless to say, the terms aren’t going to be appreciated by Android vendors. So far Apple has proposed settlements to Samsung and Motorola. The proposed deal has each Android vendors paying Apple $5 – $15 per handset. If the report is true, it marks a slight shift in Apple’s strategy: previously that of the late Steve Job who famously decreed,

I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong, I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.

We’ll see how Android vendors respond to these steep fees, many of which are already paying  royalties to Microsoft.

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  • say sumtin

    get the f outta here apple.. acting like yall gods of mobile. Learn how to inovate and go up against the competition. Cowards

  • Izdanny Danno

    Just another reason why i hate apple!!! I will never buy their products EVER!

  • Superduty1985

    Doesn’t surprise me being Apple is only after and about money! 40 billion is not enough ?
    If their products are so great why worry about others let alone want their money!

  • Aseeroha

    apple is dreaming

  • RTWright

    Personally I think Motorola, BlackBerry and Palm needs to start suing Apple.  After all they were around long before iPhone and I do believe the Palm was the first to introduce the touch screen mobile app driven device a long time ago, so I’m sure they can come up with some of the same that Apple is doing.  Oh look!  You can move your finger across the screen from left to right and right to left as well as up and down!  SUE APPLE! 

    Sorry for the irritated sounds of this post, but I wish people would go after Apple, with only one goal. Not to shut them down, not to collect large amounts of money from them.  Just for the sole purpose of SHUTTING THEM UP!  The US Court System is being made a mockery of and abused by Apple, NONE of the claims they’re making are even remotely right in the fact that they stood on the shoulders of several technologies that they themselves have TAKEN from themselves to produce what they have now.  If they can’t stand the HEAT of competition, get the hell out of the Kitchen!  You don’t belong here Apple, never did and never will if you can’t recognize that the Android OS as well as other technologies are not yours to claim.

    After all you’re the ones that stole from Xerox years ago, too bad Amiga wasn’t marketed a lot better.  They were the first full color 256 display with high end graphic design programs ( Lightwave, Video Toaster, much more… ).  Yet Apple claims they were the pioneers.  No, they borrowed JUST like Microsoft and every other major competitor does.  But it’s only OK if they’re the ones doing it.  I’m sick of seeing them get away with murder suing everyone and it’s sad that the US and other court systems are giving in and going in their favor.  I think someone has some explaining to do here….