Let's get this out of the way: Lots of people are very disappointed with Apple. As much as tech bloggers are singing the praises of the new features and analysts insist that the new pricing structure makes the iPhone more competitive with the Android, the usual afterglow that sparkles the eyes of Apple fanboys is noticeably absent the day after the latest big product reveal. It's very possible that consumer sentiment could brighten up once people actually start using the device and its shiny new software, but from a business perspective, Apple woke up to a series of headaches on Tuesday morning. Like dealing a bad hangover, Tim Cook and company will have to grin and bear it.
Samsung wants to block the iPhone 4S in Europe. Anyone who's been following the global patent battles between these two companies won't be too surprised by speculative reports that Samsung is already crying foul. Reuters reports that the South Korean electronics giant is preparing to file patent-infringement claims in France and Italy over some of the new iPhone 4S features. "Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free-ride on our technology," the company said in a statement. Apple has yet to respond.