In my opinion, Apple v. Samsung was as much a statement about some of the flaws in our patent system, as it was about Apple as a company in general. I think that unless you’re really blind, you have to question whether Apple is motivated by protecting its image. Some have even questioned, based on the release of the iPhone 5, whether Apple still represents the innovative company that brought us the original iPhone, iPad, iPod, and so many more i-products.
I posted this story to Google Plus, and posted that I believe only the die hard Android fans really care about these subtle things. In general, I think the average consumer concerns him or herself with the “two Ps” when choosing a smartphone or mobile device: price and perception. Price talks first, followed by a person’s ideals as to how they want other to perceive their social, financial, and yes, even emotional status.
Aside from those two elements, the general public doesn’t particularly care that “Apple’s harassing Samsung.” I don’t think, despite our Android-fanboy-claims otherwise, that people will flock to Android because of Apple’s perceived “harassment.” But, what do you think? Is Apple’s status as a “wholesome,” innovative, and hip company diminished because of any negative publicity from the Samsung verdict? Does Apple’s victory help or hinder its image? Please vote in the poll and sound off in the comments below!