Australian Court gives Apple a preliminary ban against the sale of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
0. phoneArena 12 Oct 2011, 23:40 posted on
An Australian Federal Court has ruled in favor of Apple, ordering a preliminary injunction against the sale in the country of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet; the Korean based company's flagship tablet is already permanently banned from sale in Germany...
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1. Oh Snap! (unregistered)
uh oh, i feel an iFan, fandroid all-out showdown comin on...
2. Robin LIm (unregistered)
Maybe they should send them over here (to the Philippines). The only model they have for sale here is a 16GB 3G model. What people might buy over here is the 16GB WiFi only model.
3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Patents related to touchscreen and multitouch?
What the f**k, Australia?
6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Yes Apple has those patents believe it or not. Android is copying and infringing on the patents. I know you don't believe this, but the courts do obviously
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
"Hey, we should be the only guys in the world whose touchscreen allows input in more than one place at once."
Do you realize how retarded that sounds?
12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
What about specific gestures that Apple brought to market? Do you think it's ok for android to rip off pinch to zoom?
18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i have to agree… apple was denied the patent for multitouch as sniggly attempted to describe, but i do believe apple has patents for specific gestures like pinch to zoom… i think apple got the patent they deserved because after all they were the first to patent it…
25. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
On the one hand, pinch to zoom is an intuitive and almost essential function for making everything from web browsing to map navigation easier, but on the other hand, it's such a simple idea that it hurts to think one company should get exclusive rights to use it. It's like putting notifications in a drop down tray so they don't interrupt what you're doing.
I mean, should a device that works differently and looks different in so many ways really be entirely banned from the market because it uses a similar command to complete certain actions?
29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Well they could not use it and then there's no issue.
42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Why does there have to be an issue in the first place? It's not like Apple's business has been affected any. Oh wait, I'm sorry, they actually have to SHARE THE MARKET with Android. Boo hoo.
78. VerizonInside (unregistered)
I dont know Taco, is it ok for iOS 5 to have a drag down status bar at the top of the screen JUST LIKE ANDROID?
43. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
> Do you realize how retarded that sounds?
No more retarded than when Sniggly tried to use the "you don't know what the Xoom 2" will cost argument. Just because Sniggly doesn't have brains to solve backwards doesn't mean it can't be done.
No more retarded than when remixfa tried to explain how RD expense belongs in gross margins when remixfa doesn't even understand US GAAP, has never read Reg SX (or knows what that means!), or bothered to look at Apple's public financial statements. Even phonearena decided to change "gross margins" to "manufacturing margins" since that was the original meaning.
No more retarded than when NeXoS tried to slam Apple for copying Samsung in 2009 when Apple first worked on that technology in 1995!!!
Apple has won against Samsung in Germany, in the Netherlands, and now in Australia. These are FACTS.
55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i realize you cant help being dumb, but are you always so bitter??? lol
64. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
So... I was retarded for telling you that you didn't know how much the XOOM 2 would sell for? (After all, as I CLARIFIED TO YOU, that's what I meant when I said "cost.")
In true iFanboy fashion though, you'll spout your bulls**t then never respond and pretend like you were never refuted.
Young earth creationists do that too.
44. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
> Patents related to touchscreen and multitouch?
Sniggly (the man with foot in mouth disease) is now the sole expert on patents and in Australia no less.
We should name it the Sniggly syndrome: I put my foot in my mouth, but I'm still right because I said so.
63. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Your parents played soccer with your kidneys when you were a child, didn't they?
4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Fandroids won't like this. Of course sniggly, remix and the crew will claim this is a victory for Samsung.
Soo apparently Apple has no case, but they keep winning lawsuit after lawsuit against Samsung. I know the judge must be an iSheep.
Man this has been a bad week for all the haters lol
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
See now, this is what I'm talking about, Taco. You come in with some ridiculous strawman just to insult people. If you knocked that s**t off you wouldn't be so reviled around here.
7. superguy (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
That's ok,. He'll get his turn to eat crown when Samsung gets iPhone blocked in a few countries in Europe for infringing on their patents their.
What goes around, comes around.
59. superguy (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
That's all you can comment on - is a typo I made at 1:30am? Seriously? Lame.
56. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Old taco is back for good I see.
Am I happy about this? heck no.
I would like to see what about the P2Z they got kicked for because every other country has said that they cant have the patent for it. Australia obviously runs by different rules.
If the ban stands, Samsung will just redesign it with every little issue that apple has brought up in mind, launch a new "tab2" and piss apple off because it showed all of its sue happy cards.
Also, dont forget, samsung has REAL patents that they are now going after apple with. Dont start crying when the banhammer swings the other way. Getting the tab banned is 1 product in their portfolio. If samsung gets apple banned in return, its going to take out every phone and possibly ipad they sell since they are all based on the same tech... which will be much more damaging.
70. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Yes of course Apple's patents aren't real but Samsungs are soo legit
9. somebody (unregistered)
"i ban you,you ban me,we r happy enemy"
lol the rest of android manufacture will happy if these two giant keep fighting!
66. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
not if apple can get samsung on android patents..then they are all in danger.
11. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I already own a galaxy 10.1 tab
13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You do realize galaxy tab wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Apple?
17. erikiksaz (Posts: 170; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)
You do realize that Apple didn't invent the tablet? Just because the ipad was one of the first very commercially successful tablets doesn't mean that it was the first out on market.
19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
nobody said it was… but do u really think u wud have that galaxy tab if it wasnt for ipad… there wudnt even be android of it wasnt for apple… and that is documented…