Apple has filed many lawsuits against a number of companies during the last months. Samsung and Amazon are the first ones that come to my mind at once. And now it’s HTC’s turn – Apple has filed a new lawsuit against the Taiwanese company.
Apple claims that some HTC smartphones and the first HTC tablet — the Flyer — are violating Apple’s patents (“programmable tactile touch-screen displays, a double-sided touch-sensitive panel, a patent for scrolling, zooming and rotating content on a screen, and one that concerns portable computers”), so their sales should be blocked.
Some experts think that Apple is just afraid of Android and HTC (which is one of the biggest manufacturers working with Google’s OS), and that’s the only reason they filed this (and the previous) lawsuit. Really, they have much to be afraid of. Only a couple of years ago there weren’t many people who knew what a company HTC was. And now HTC has managed to become the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, surpassing even Nokia (not to mention the fact that Android is the most popular OS now, iOS is only the second). Yeah, Apple is still the first smartphone maker now and Samsung is still the second, but… seems like Apple thinks HTC is its biggest rival, and I have to say that their fear is not without foundation.
Perhaps Apple really thinks that a lawsuit against HTC will slow the company down and make it spend more time and efforts on patent wars instead of manufacturing new smartphones that will easily win the attention of the public.
Is this really so? Is Apple really afraid of Android and HTC? If yes, will this strategy work? What do you think?
Source — news.brothersoft.com