Just two days ago, the International Trade Commission sided with Apple in a patent infringement case, which resulted in the firm banning the import of certain HTC devices that did actually infringe. It was a small patent, though, and today, HTC announced that it has finished a workaround that will allow it to still import and sell its devices here.
Peter Chou, HTC's Chief Executive Officer, said that the patent that was infringed was for something that is rarely used, so it was actually quite simple to rid HTC's phones of it and for the company to continue to import and sell phones in the US.
Apple has previously stated that it thinks "competition is healthy," but I have a feeling it doesn't want any competition. Android is a pretty big threat to iOS. So is HTC, and really, every other manufacturer that uses Android or WP7. Apple was obviously trying to destroy HTC, kind of like what it's trying to do with Samsung right now.
I'm glad that HTC was able to fix what was "wrong." My biggest hope now is that Samsung can get itself away from Apple's ridiculous case, too.[Mac Rumors]