The Empire Strikes Back

Steve Jobs "thermonuclear war" against Android has yet to be extinguished as courts continue to resolve whether Samsung cheated by stealing Apple's intellectual property in order to gain their spot as the world's number 2 mobile phone maker (by profit).

If the war is still hot or even lukewarm, this is a warmth of attrition. Both companies have moved on. The devices subject to injunction certainly got Samsung noticed and on the path to where they are today, but they're barely in production, if at all, with extant devices moving about the overseas grey market, rather than the Stateside retail space. It's a moral victory for Apple; and while it's not exactly a pyrrhic one, we do have to wonder if the juice (hit to PR, costs, resources, focus) was worth the squeeze.