Originally Posted by holymadness
No, having read through the Marketwatch story carefully, I agree there is nothing fishy about it. The implausible spin comes entirely from the True Believers here who think that Samsung arbitrarily raised prices to "slug back for Apple's over-litigious behavior."
Why is it implausible to think that Samsung and Apple are now mortal enemies? Most anyone who has followed their recent legal battles would make such a conclusion. If they are indeed enemies, why wouldn't Samsung do everything within their power to harm Apple and raise their costs? If Apple were a favored business partner, Samsung would likely bend over backwards to keep prices the same or only raise them modestly. Now that they are enemies, it's all out war.
You think Samsung isn't plotting now how to beat Apple in every which way possible in the coming years? Raising Apple's costs is a pretty good place to start.