We’ve already heard major news concerning HTC’s ten-year licensing deal with Apple. Although the figures weren’t announced, rumors are that HTC will be paying between $6-$8 per device sold. If you were hoping that Samsung’s feud with Cupertino would end as decisively and amicably, you were hoping in vain. Although I’m sure you wouldn’t be the only one. I’d love for the two companies to stop playing stupid court room games and get on with innovating great products. But the reality is, Sammy has no intention whatsoever of reaching any licensing agreement with our favorite fruit company.
As reported by Yonhap News:
“It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (US$276 million) to Apple, but we don’t intend to (negotiate) at all,” Shin Jong-kyun, who heads the South Korean tech giant’s mobile and IT division, told reporters.
I’m hardly surprised, since Samsung has already (virtually) lost $1B to Cupertino for copying iOS’ design in its early versions of TouchWiz. But, it would be great if all this came to a head at some point soon. i think we’re all getting sick of it.