Tim Bradshaw, reporting for The Financial Times:
Mr McElhinny suggested that “every smartphone does not have to
look like an iPhone”, showing pictures of other devices including
Nokia’s Lumia and a Casio phone.
The Verge’s live coverage of the arguments mentions the Lumia and a Sony Xperia Arc. Although it’s certainly true that Casio makes smartphones that look a little different from the iPhone.
Mr McElhinny alleged that Samsung had “disrespected” the legal
process by refusing to bring its most senior executives over from
South Korea, a position he contrasted with appearances from
Apple’s Scott Forstall and Phil Schiller, its software and
marketing chiefs respectively. “They were willing to face cross
examination,” he said. “No Samsung executive was prepared to come
here from Korea and answer questions under oath. Instead of
witnesses, they sent you lawyers.”
I hadn’t thought of the “cowardice” angle here before.
★ Wednesday, 22 August 2012