[Updated] Apple Brings Lawsuit Against Samsung

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    [Update]: Samsung vows to fight Apple with countersuit. Samsung suspects that Apple has been violating several of Samsung's wireless patents. Samsung issued a statement reading, “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property.” Source: Android.net via GoogleNews

    9to5 Mac reports today on a Wall Street Journal story that says that Apple is suing Samsung over the similarity of its Galaxy series of phones and tablets to the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit, which was filed last Friday, actually goes as far as to say that Samsung has chosen to “slavishly” copy Apple’s technology, design and style rather than developing its own unique technology and style. Ouch! Reuters quotes Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet as saying “This kind of blatant copying is wrong.”

    As 9to5 Mac points out, this lawsuit is quite surprising considering that Samsung supplies flash components for many Apple products including the iPhone and iPad. The business relationship between the two companies is still very much ongoing, with Apple recently opting to install Samsung components in its new MacBook Air computers, a contract that had previously been held by Toshiba. In fact, 9to5 Mac points out, Samsung is even responsible for making part of Apple’s A4 and A5 chips that are used in the iPhone and iPad, and there has also been recent talk of Apple and Samsung collaborating on new Super PLS screens for future devices. So far Samsung has made no comment on the matter.

    Source: Apple Suing Samsung, Says Galaxy Phone and Tablet Are Copies of Apple Devices - iPhone Forum
     
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    Can someone say, GREDDY!!!! Apple get a C'MON SON! for that one.
     
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    When I read title I thought "didn't they just file a lawsuit?", title led me to believe they dropped it.
     
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    Yea I had a similar thought. The title of this news post was confusing to me. Rafik1 beat me to the punch while I was logging in to reply though lol.
     
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    apple can go to hell
     
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    why is that iphone on the OP says samsung on it?
     
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    Samsung should be sued on touchwiz alone. And because the contrast is way off on the AMOLED line of screens.
     
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    Lol. That's why they're being sued. That's not an iphone.
     
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    Same here. He should probably edit the title. I read the article yesterday about the lawsuit and then saw this headline and thought "wow they dropped it already? Maybe they're not as idiotic as I thought." But, of course that isn't the case :)

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    That's because its the Galaxy S and not an iPhone.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    Samsung F700. One could say that looks more like an iPhone hardware wise too.

    Problem is....it came out 4 months before the orig iPhone.
     
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    If its for Touchwiz too, Meizu just beat Apple last year in a similar case based on some patent technicality.

    I think Apple might lose this one too unless its about Touchwiz also.
     
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    Title is very confusing.

    There is only so much you can do to a touchscreen phone, there are so many out there, eventually some will resemble others.

    Apple just continues to make themselves look like fools. As kids, we used to joke around saying "Sue me" to everything, knowing how foolish it was then, as children. Perhaps Apple never got the memo that we were just playing around.
     
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    Apple (and their employees) is like some kind of buzzard that just won't leave you alone ... and I work / hang out in Cupertino a lot so I am speaking first hand

    You have just been post-pwned.
     
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    The Koreans are the leaders of the smartphone industry and don't have to steal technology from anyone. If anything at all Apple stole the idea of the Iphone from them!