On August 29th, it was reported by Zurmat that 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins were delivered to Apple’s headquarters in California. Normally, the security company that protects the facility had said the trucks were in the wrong place, though a few minutes later Tim Cook (the CEO of Apple) had received a call from the Samsung CEO explaining that they will be paying $1 billion dollars for the fine that was just recently ruled against the South Korean company.
The interesting part of this was that the document that was signed doesn’t say how the payment should be given to Apple, so Samsung decided to send Apple $1 billion dollars in the most sophisticated and stressful way as possible, making the Apple employees having to count every single dime to make sure it’s all there.
The Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Knn-hee had told the media that his company doesn’t like to be intimidated by a company like Apple whom are “geeks with style”, and if they want to play hard, he is going to do it with Apple in this kind of way.
You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.
And of course Apple may be frustrated with this but they obviously will still stay strong with their beliefs of creating original and quality products.
In my mind, Samsung did copy Apple and they are just another Microsoft. I only saw the Galaxy Note as being slightly original, but the phone is too big to keep in your pocket anyways, at least my own. I am an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S, and it’s full of bugs, and other things that piss me off. I have used the iPhone before, and I love everything about it.
Samsung and other mobile companies alike, running the Android OS have got to come up with something original in terms of hardware and software to stand out of the crowd to compete with Apple in my mind. That’s just my opinion though.