Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins
This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.
The funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.
This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.
Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.
You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.
Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.
Apple quietly release a new iPod Touch
Apple have updated their iPod range with a new iPod Touch without a rear-facing camera. Sporting only a front-facing FaceTime HD 720p camera this iPod Touch is pretty much like their “old” iPod Touch minus the iSight camer and loop.
Xbox One Will Not Function Without Kinect Attached
After a Microsoft-hosted London event around the Xbox One reveal, Xbox’s UK marketing director Harvey Eagle has said that the console will not function without Kinect connected.
“Kinect does require to be connected to Xbox One in all cases, yes,” he said. Asked whether the Xbox One will accommodate people who perhaps play in their bedroom rather than their living room, Eagle replied: “Yes, absolutely. We use the living room almost as a moniker - that’s where we assume the best screen is in the house. But if you like to play in any other room in the house, the Xbox One will deliver the same quality of experience whatever the environment.”
As anyone who’s ever tried to play with Kinect in an enclosed area knows, the current technology simply doesn’t support it - which means that Xbox One’s new Kinect sensor must be significantly different if it will work in any room in the house.