“Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, yet that’s exactly what BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is doing,” Chris Ciaccia writes for The Street.
“In an interview with Australian Financial Review, Heins said that Apple’s iPhone isn’t the top of the line phone anymore, and that competitors such as BlackBerry are passing it by,” Ciaccia writes. “If the user interface is old, then why have Apple’s competitors, including Samsung, worked so hard to make their user interface look a lot like iOS?”
Ciaccia writes, “That patent lawsuit over the summer between Apple and Samsung (which Apple won by the way), was in part about user interface. Innovation is not about stealing competitors’ ideas; it’s about making your own product, and letting the customer decide who wins. ”
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