The Real Reason Investors Should Love the Obama iPhone Veto

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) was handed a minor victory recently when the Obama administration chose to veto a ruling from the International Trade Commission on an import ban against older models of its ever-popular iPhone and iPad. This is just the latest move in the long, drawn-out patent war being fought by nearly every major tech company in the world these days. And while being able to sell more product isn't a bad thing, these older iDevices aren't massive sales drivers for Apple. Actually the ruling isn't going to help pad Apple's bottom line too much. However, that isn't to say that this ruling isn't significant. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner talks about how the real winner in this ruling is exactly who today's tech giant should worry about most -- the consumer.

The worldwide web of lawsuits among today's tech giants just goes to show how serious the stakes are as the biggest titans increasingly invade one another's turf. At stake is the future of a trillion-dollar revolution: mobile. To find out which of these giants is set to dominate the next decade, we've created a free report called "Who Will Win the War Between the 5 Biggest Tech Stocks?" Inside, you'll find out which companies are set to dominate and give in-the-know investors an edge. To grab a copy of this report, simply click here -- it's free!

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  • Report this Comment On August 11, 2013, at 5:27 AM, H3D wrote:

    This judge is unreal.

    Apple offers sellers a product for which Apple sets the price at 30%

    There are no deals. No special terms. The price is 30%. Same for everyone.

    So what does it mean to suggest that Apple has to negotiate with the publishers in a phased manner. I doubt Apple intends to negotiate with the publishers at all.

    Apple may have poled the publishers to find out what they needed in a book contract. But since the 30% is exactly the same as was already the case for apps, etc, there doesn't appear to have been any negotiation.

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