Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Samsung considers legal action over Apple's new iPhone: source


"Samsung Electronics Co is considering legal action to ban sales of Apple's new iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, in what could be its strongest step to defend against claims by the U.S. firm that the South Korean firm had copied its product designs.
The source declined to elaborate further on where Samsung planned to take legal actions and the Maeil Business Newspaper reported that the South Korean firm may seek injunction request on Apple's new iPhone in Europe.
Samsung said it would not comment on ongoing legal issues.
The two technology firms have been locked in intensifying legal battles in nine countries over their flagship smartphone and tablet products.
The move comes after Apple successfully blocked Samsung from selling its latest tablets in Germany and some smartphone models in the Netherlands and forced its rival to indefinite delay launching new tablets in Australia.
After Apple's latest legal victory in Germany earlier this month, Samsung said it would take all available legal options.
Apple has not produced a new version of its best-selling iPhone for more than a year. The product is crucial for the world's No.1 smartphone maker to keep its strong sales momentum as Samsung is quickly closing on the gap with its Galaxy line of products.
Apple sold 20.3 million iPhones in the second quarter and Samsung shipped just one million units less than that.
Media reports have said Apple's product will go one sale in October. (...)"

6 comments:

Hento the loony repairman :D said...

man ok so its hard to tell if one company is stealin design from another.. but we are aproaching the kind of deal where two companies sue each other for both selling bottled water! the product satisfies the customers needs, apple has to understand that their product has reached mainstream and now public demands such a device, but of cours einstead of lowering the price to appease the masses, they just sue the hell of the other vendors o.o tough case

September 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM
Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Say whaaa..... Samsung should be careful taking on a company that has more money than America does.

September 20, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Anonymous said...

This isnt good, with iOS devs and apple fans alike, a block of the new phone we've all been waiting for would be devastating,

September 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM
Dalf said...

And it's better they remain this way! If they liked each other and merged we would be screwed...

September 21, 2011 at 2:30 AM
CrazyTurkishBoy said...

Wow, that's like suing a restaurant for making the same type of fish, but with a slightly different recipe than yours. It's stupid!

September 22, 2011 at 2:00 AM
Anonymous said...

just anoying! everyone knows there is just the iphone :D

January 4, 2012 at 1:55 PM

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