California, USA. In a major turn of events, after running out of companies to sue, Apple has decided to sue itself for $10 Billion. Apple says that Apple knowingly and wilfully copied its own products and failed to innovate.
“Look at the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS; they all look very similar. Now look at the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S; they are almost the same,” said an Apple lawyer. Apple says that it has a patent on squares with rounded corners, which Apple copied for the last 4 years.
People have been mislead into buying newer products, year after year, which are basically the same. However, Apple says that it was building on its own innovation and design patents shouldn’t apply in this case.
The judiciary system in the US is absolutely stumped. They are already convinced that Apple has shamelessly copied Apple, but are not able to decide how to go about the case. It is the first time in history that a company has sued itself.
Some analysts believe that this is a very smart move by Apple. If Apple loses the case, and pays 10 Billion USD to Apple, it might serve as a precedent for future cases. Some believe that it is marketing ploy by Apple, after being reportedly out of any tech coverage for over 4 hours.
The lawyers at Apple’s legal department were found to be having a huge party near the campus in anticipation of the huge pay check that they hope to receive from Apple, as well as Apple.
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