In einem Rundschreiben an alle seine Mitarbeiter, betont Tim Cook heute nochmals, dass man niemals einen Gerichtsprozess gegen Samsung angestrebt hatte. Es sei niemals um Patente und Rechte gegangen. Vielmehr erwartete man „Wertschätzung“ gegenüber der kreativen und innovativen Leistung von Apple.


Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.
Many of you have been closely following the trial against Samsung in San Jose for the past few weeks. We chose legal action very reluctantly and only after repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work. For us this lawsuit has always been about something much more important than patents or money. It’s about values. We value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than we knew.
The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.
I am very proud of the work that each of you do.
Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.


Was Samsung davon hielt wurde monatelange ausgiebig berichtet. Nun gibt es ein endgültiges Urteil und einen positiven Ausgang für Apple. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass das Kapitel damit abgeschlossen ist und der User einfach Freude an seinen iDevices haben kann…