Prophecy Fulfilled

So, in the rare but exceedingly gratifying realm of successful prognostication, I give you Cisco v. Apple. I mentioned my completely cynical view of the proceedings here. Today, Gizmodo brings me news of a settlement.

Cisco gets unspecified interoperability with Apple products and both sets of attorneys clam up about any exchange of valuable gum wrappers or other prizes. Apple gets to use the name iPhone, as does Cisco. Everybody comes away happy, although I think Cisco is probably happier than Apple.

My original prediction was Cisco emerges victorious. Given the sticking point of the negotiations was Cisco’s desire for interoperability, I’d say I called that one accurately. Score one for cynicism!


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