Originally Posted by Salgueiros
Sorry. Perhaps damages not the right word.
Apple had effect on Samsung that they wanted. Shot across bow.
The horses are out of stable with phones, but they will think hard about copying new products (non-phones) apple brings to the market in the future.
Samsung copies -- is their business practice.
Japanese companies have beaten rivals to the market with hardware innovations like flat-panel televisions and high-end mobile phones. Samsung waited for the others to test the market, and when it determined the time was right, it joined the fray to cash in.
Samsung’s strategy was to build something similar to another company’s product but to make it better, faster and at lower cost. When it pounced, it flooded the market with a wide range of models that were constantly updated with incremental improvements at a speed its rivals found hard to match — a strategy best illustrated by its smartphone business. Heavy investments have not been a problem; it once secured low-cost loans from a government-controlled banking sector friendly to big businesses and now draws on its own coffers, which are sloshing with cash.