Originally Posted by EarlyMon
If they did, that would have been fair enough. Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you.
Apple refused licensing offers before this.
I pay a part of my phone purchases to Microsoft for their licensing deal. That's the way it goes.
But until now, Apple fans have gone viral over what HTC stole, regardless of the facts, and it's hurt HTC's reputation.
I really hope that Apple's willingness to bargain marks the end of this nonsense in court.
Yeah, sometimes you have to take the best deal you can get, but I dread the day that Apple gets paid for every Android phone (and tablet) sold.
I also hate to see Apple being successful with the strategy of bleeding a company slowly through lawsuits until they settle, because nobody has deep enough pockets to out-wait Apple, except maybe Google.
But we don't know the details, maybe that's not even what's happening.
At least Apple is dealing, I guess that's progress. Even if its because they see a new revenue stream. Could be a whole change of strategy for them.