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Apple Likes to 'Steal' Stuff

"We've always been shameless about stealing great ideas."

--Steve Jobs



Summary: The real cost of Apple and great hypocrisy detailed with the aid of new examples from the news

THE CULT OF APPLE has shown no signs of denouncing patent aggression. The pro-Apple sites almost unanimously support Apple's behaviour (often in very extravagantly shameful ways which we prefer not to link to) and the Microsoft booster says in his article about Apple/patents that "Android isn't the only Linux-based open source project to face frequent patent threats. We've written about how Red Hat handles patent trolls. Red Hat is also part of an industry consortium called the Open Invention Network, which, along with IBM, Sony, Phillips, Facebook, HP, and dozens of others are building up a defensive patent portfolio to protect Linux-using members from potential lawsuits."



What's rather unique about Apple is its shamelessness. The company whines about "stealing" while its leader openly states that Apple has always been "shameless about stealing". And speaking of "stealing", watch why Apple likes Open Source:

Upon further investigation, it became eminently clear that Apple had lifted the maps directly out of OpenStreetMap.


Well done, Apple, eh? How innovative.

There is also market distortion in the Ebook market right now and the "US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing". So yet more "stealing" from the public, eh Apple? Here is the report which says:

The Justice Department is about to sue Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and five publishers for conspiring to raise the price of e-books. The warning is a game-changer in the government’s long-running anti-trust investigation—here’s an explanation of the case and what could happen next.


Apple should just quit whining about being a victim and stop Steve Jobs' war on Android/Linux. Hypocrisy makes Apple look sleazy and dishonest.

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