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I remember the first iphone was kinda ripoff of the LG Prada which came out a year before.



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Darc Requiem said:

Well this is unfortunate. First HTC becomes irrelevant and now LG's cell phone division folds up shop. I just got my LG phone last year and its been excellent.

Got mine 3 days ago, I paid a product that was discontinuing in few months , I'm lucky. IDK? if What other phone to get by July? What are you getting?



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Dulfite said:

Tencent is newer and in a country where they can get away with copyright infringement. Give it time, they could have major issues in the future. China will have a population decline in the next few decades that will REALLY hurt their economy. Granted, Japan will have a proportionally worse population decline as well, but Sony doesn't really sell much in Japan anyway so they shouldn't be too impacted.

Less population, greater PER CAPITA INCOME, greater economy. At present, China is second in terms of GDP and in about a decade, will probably take the number 1 spot from the US. But in terms of per capita income, it ranks way below at number 79. With less population, a Chinese will become richer.



Well that sucks, I've been buying their Stylo phones for the last ~7 years. Cheap, large screen did what I needed.

I don't think anybody else makes something comparable at a low price.



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dx11332sega said:

I hope Sony venture in Anime really pays off, Which I think will, And their growing Camera sales are doing great.

Sony have been in the Anime game for like 2 decades already with Aniplex so if it hasn't paid off at this point ... 



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Leynos said:

I remember the first iphone was kinda ripoff of the LG Prada which came out a year before.

No, the iPhone wasn't a ripoff of the Prada.

The Prada-concept was first shown at the iF Design Award in September 2006, announced in December 2006 and sales started in May 2007:

https://web.archive.org/web/20070403110422/http://www.applematters.com/index.php/section/comments/the-iphone-lawsuits/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Prada

The iPhone was announced and presented at the Macworld Conference & Expo in January 2007 and sales started in June 2007:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_(1._Generation)

There wasn't enough time for a ripoff. The iPhone and its OS were in development for several years and the handling of the two touchscreen devices was quite different.



Ka-pi96 said:

Didn't even know they made phones to be honest. Only ever bought Microsoft, Toyota and Sharp phones myself.

I didn't know Toyota and Sharp made phones.



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wohufana said:
Dulfite said:

Tencent is newer and in a country where they can get away with copyright infringement. Give it time, they could have major issues in the future. China will have a population decline in the next few decades that will REALLY hurt their economy. Granted, Japan will have a proportionally worse population decline as well, but Sony doesn't really sell much in Japan anyway so they shouldn't be too impacted.

Less population, greater PER CAPITA INCOME, greater economy. At present, China is second in terms of GDP and in about a decade, will probably take the number 1 spot from the US. But in terms of per capita income, it ranks way below at number 79. With less population, a Chinese will become richer.

Less population = less production, and that is China's bread and butter, making things to sell to the rest of the world for cheaper amounts. Granted, automation should be fully deployed by then so they won't need nearly as many human workers, but those machines will cost money that would otherwise go to those workers, so either the government will have to help out a lot of out-of-job people and burn through much of their money or China will have a serious poverty issue. If they don't embrace automation, then worker's wages will probably increase, but production will decline due to population decline which means China will have less of a trade deficit advantage than they currently do.



Dulfite said:
wohufana said:

Less population, greater PER CAPITA INCOME, greater economy. At present, China is second in terms of GDP and in about a decade, will probably take the number 1 spot from the US. But in terms of per capita income, it ranks way below at number 79. With less population, a Chinese will become richer.

Less population = less production, and that is China's bread and butter, making things to sell to the rest of the world for cheaper amounts. Granted, automation should be fully deployed by then so they won't need nearly as many human workers, but those machines will cost money that would otherwise go to those workers, so either the government will have to help out a lot of out-of-job people and burn through much of their money or China will have a serious poverty issue. If they don't embrace automation, then worker's wages will probably increase, but production will decline due to population decline which means China will have less of a trade deficit advantage than they currently do.

So you mean rank 79 in the world when it comes to per capita income is much better for the Chinese people? Don't you think the Chinese people won't aspire for a greater quality of life? Besides, if your assumption is true, we are talking here about a nation with almost 1.5 billion population. If China loses 1/5 of its population, that nation still has over a billion manpower. And lastly, another reason for Chinese booming economy is the implementation of 'Two-Child Limit Policy" and Communist-China won't impose that if it hurts its economy.



Just when I ordered my first LG phone 😩