Apple and Samsung have moved swiftly from amicable manufacturing partners to fierce enemies in almost no time at all. It’s fair to say, that following the $1B court case in NY earlier in the year, Sammy is feeling pretty bitter against our favorite fruit company. If today’s report is anything to go by, the fued is as far from over as penguins are from the North Pole. In response to the US ITC’s decision to review an earlier ruling in favor of Apple, Samsung’s mobile chief made it clear that the iPhone wouldn’t exist without some of the Korean company’s technology.
“The truth never lies. Without Samsung-owned wireless patents, it’s impossible for the Cupertino-based Apple to produce its handsets. As you know, Samsung is very strong in terms of portfolios of wireless patents.”
Although he also stated that just because the review was taking place, it didn’t mean that the decision would sway in Samsung’s favor. It was merely a statement of fact. Clearly Sammy feels that Cupertino isn’t paying fair licensing fees it should be paying.