Samsung now wants to ban iPhone 4S sales in Australia and Japan
4. jacko (unregistered)
35. blade19 (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)
Also Apple took (stole) the name iPhone from Cisco before the iPhone was released back in 2007... not that it matters now... Cisco sued Apple for the name. Apple gave them a bunch of money and told them to go away... well not is so man words anyway... just thought I would point it out... I know it's old news. But is seems like it's innovation through litigation these days and there is no such thing as a Tech company innovating anymore these days. Just making the point that Apple is the same as any other company who steals a patent or idea... There are plenty of articles on net about it, but Apple fans just turn a blind eye....
11. gZ (unregistered)
I'm an Android Lover but I respect Apple. Samsung obviously copied some of the iPhone and iPad's looks and feel even the UI is almost the same.
12. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Ipad and Galaxy Tab looked similar but not copied, why Apple is not suing China companies that built exactly the same as iPhone and sold all over the World.
13. BuckeyeCadet86 (unregistered)
Just because things look similar doesn't mean that it is patent infringement. If you took the markings off the midsize sedan cars for KIA, Honda, Toyota, GM, and Ford you would be hard pressed to tell which is which. Apple's argument is that there are other ways to make smartphones than the candybar style, but it has been proved the only one that sells. Android and iOS look similar, but they work differently and Apple needs to get off its high horse and stop suing for patents that shouldn't have been granted in the first place because they are too general.
36. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
too bad those car manufacturers aren't as bad as Apple.
14. silly samsung (unregistered)
lol don't waste your time samsung. nobody is going to ban apple devices. maybe you should work on developing a phone that's better and you won't have to worry about the competition so much.
17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
They already have. SGS, SGS2, Galaxy Note, and soon the Nexus Prime.
16. lilstevie (unregistered)
So when Apple tries to van sales, it's justified, but when Samsung does for the same reasons, it's fear of competition. Very logical, Mr. Spock
19. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 240; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)
Please see the topic of the discussion and do not post off topic!
20. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I expect Samsung not be as stupid as apple.
apple id getting a very bad image.
No need for Samsung to make lawsuits.
Samsung has better products and a very wide range of phones and tablets
And apple has just one old model
The bad is apple
And the good is Samsung
Samsung, dont waste your time to descend to the level of apple
21. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
I hope Samsung gets their sweet revenge, if it happens, Apple might negotiate with on lifting each others ban.
22. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if apple gets bans on the weight of a bar napkin drawing and samsung doesnt get a ban with actual long held patents, then my eyes are really gonna cross. I already wonder about some of these lawyers and judges involved.. lol
If samsung wins a ban in any major country, i expect apple to be willing to come to the table very quickly and find a truce, before the bans possible cascade through other countries.
23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Samsung already lost in Europe. Their lawsuit was thrown out. Now watch them lose here as well.
Looking forward to your fanboy rage and conspiracy theories.
26. ravi5695 (Posts: 59; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
i think apple will be THROWN-OUT off their markets...lol...
27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
And what are you basing this on? Your intricate knowledge of the patent system?
28. Penny (Posts: 1346; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Hopefully, people that previously supported Apple throughout these cases will soon realize that Apple is effectively trying to stifle innovation with the use of their patents. The point has been made before that Microsoft enforces its patents by structuring licensing deals, while Apple enforces its patents by trying to block the competition. This article only clarifies that this is in fact the case. Whether you are a fan of the iPhone or not, it is in no way a good thing for anybody that likes technology to have less competition and innovation in the market.
29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
They're blocking people from using their inventions not from competing. Other companies are free to compete with their own ideas.
32. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
so apple should be blocked as apple steals ideas from others since the first apple2 computer...
Everything in apple is stolen
33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
care to give us a break down?
"Everything in Apple is stolen" is a nonsensical post
37. Penny (Posts: 1346; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
@DJLegacy2k5 - Lol, stick to the discussion man. Try not to resort to name-calling.
@taco50 - While I agree that every company should be trying to innovate, the nature of competition in technology is one of evolution, not revolution. In other words, technology progresses by companies taking something that currently exists and either improving it or putting their own twist on it. Apple has done this just as other companies have. Apple's original computers and GUI were based off of Xerox's development of a computer GUI. Apple created the iPod, they didn't invent the MP3 player. Apple created the iPhone, they didn't invent the phone, the touch screen, or the touch screen phone.
That being said, I personally believe that Samsung's Touchwiz UI is way too similar to Apple's iOS to be considered innovative, but I also believe that designs shouldn't be given patents in the first place. Either way, to support these legal battles in which companies are asking for injunctions rather than monetary fees is to support the idea that technology does not belong to the society, but rather to the inventor. The inventor should be given due credit and reward for creating the technology, but the society should have the opportunity and responsibility to improve upon it. Apple does not want this kind of progression, and this is what ultimately slows us down...