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Here’s the Samsung device that finally convinced Apple go to war


An excerpt from Yukari Iwatani Kane’s “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs” published by Re/code reveals more details about the events that preceded Apple’s decision to sue Samsung. Apparently, despite Steve Jobs’s statements on going thermonuclear against Google no matter the costs, Apple was initially not so eager to sue Samsung, trying to settle the matter out of court, in order to preserve a good relationship with one of its main suppliers. In 2010 Apple happened to be one of Samsung’s biggest customers, spending $6 billion annually on Samsung microchips, memory chips and displays. That’s the same year when the Galaxy S was launched, the first meaningful Android handset from Samsung, and a device that looked a lot like the iPhone 3GS launched

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