Samsung wants to ban imports of Apple products to the US
0. phoneArena 30 Jun 2011, 03:01 posted on
The legal battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up, and after Apple accused the Koreans of “slavishly” copying iDevices, Samsung has replied vigorously by first asking to see the next-gen iPhone and iPad, while now it's asking the US International Trade Commission…
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1. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol. It's like a wrestling match at this point. Seriously.
14. cheetah2k (Posts: 1012; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
.... and can you blame them??.
Apple are really taking the piss now. I mean seriously, do they really think they can beat down "Korea"?
18. lala (unregistered)
Why is this not a featured strory?
It siunds pretty serious.
20. lala (unregistered)
31. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because this is just another round in the match that has been apple vs samsung suing eachother for something new nearly every week for probably over a year now. Apple just tried the same maneuver on samsung and lost.
i really feel like there should be a ringside announcer and a popcorn n beer vendor somewhere. :)
23. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4537; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey Apple opened this can of worms. Apple is not the only one who can play this game. Samsung is not going to be bullied by Apple. Without Samsung, Apple would not be where they are today. Apple needs a shot of humility. Something to knock them out of their high horse. Well Apple if you didn't see this coming then you really had no foresight! It is what it is! Straight & simple. Samsung HAS a right to retaliate. If this goes down then Apple will be dealt a blow on monumental proportions! Let’s see how this plays out. I think they should just meet at the squared circle! Lol
ROUND ONE….. FIGHT!
24. lalala (unregistered)
Probrably more around round 4 lol, theyv'e been back and forth for a while now.
25. fight night (unregistered)
i think he means like an actual fight. he did say the squared circle.
49. iBlowjobs (unregistered)
Yeah, Apple is Hulk Hogan and Samsung is Pewee Herman.
50. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
since u didnt put a time period on how old each of these 2 are when fighting, id say "current condition" in which you just pitted a 60 something year old fake wrestler with arthritis and a really bad hip against an ugly skinny dude. Hulk is a nice guy, but he is well past his glory days.
Id take peewee herman over hulk in this match.. mikalika high, likahineee hoooo mofugga!! lol.
2. android_hitman (unregistered)
i would be happy if Samsung succeeds, but just only to show Apple that he is not so powerfull as he thinks.
i am reffering to Stevie of course :)
3. mrkrabs (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)
Lets go Samsung :D !
Apple you picked the wrong person to mess with.!
21. hepresearch (unregistered)
Usually I don't side with Apple on much, but banning Apple products in the US? I'm sorry, but as an American, I like having choices, and I like it when my neighbors have choices as well. Personally, I would not choose an Apple device at this time, but still I do not like the idea of having a choice taken away.
If it was the other way around, I would still be opposed...
29. missed_the_mark (unregistered)
Apple could get around the ban by paying for the infringements outright, leasing the right to use the patents, or simply apologize to Samsung for being such arses.
35. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
apple did try to stop the sales of the galaxy products but they failed as will samsung..i completely agree with you, the more choices the better..this lawsuit is just becoming ridiculous..if apple believe they so superior then they should not have anything to worry about..let the consumers buy what they want.
39. xtomatoe (unregistered)
I dont think they're trying to ban their products in the US...from what I've read it seems like they're wanting to Ban apple from importing the phones
So they'll probably have to make'em here and not outside the US ..I'm assuming thats what they're trying to do
40. lollipop (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
So you wish a foriegn company that pays little in US taxes to beat out a US company that pays US taxes?
Literally rooting for a foriegn company to take out a company from your country is like rooting for someone to kill your brother.
47. guest (unregistered)
rooting for a foreign company and paying taxes? think about apple importing most of their parts from other countries to avoid paying more tax and giving jobs to other countries instead of making it in the US.
51. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and thats why i could never buy anything from APPLE. They dont MAKE anything. They source it out to Foxconn in china who pays their people so LITTLE that they had to install SAFTEY NETS around each building because people COMMITING SUICIDE was too COMMON. You think any of those slave labor goods get american taxes on them? lol.
besides, all companys that sell goods in america pay taxes if they were made in america or not. There are import taxes and tarrifs before they even make it into the country. Apple probably hides most of its profits off shore anyways to avoid taxes.
4. Kane (unregistered)
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I hate when a company tries to ban another company regardless :/
7. Leyjee (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2011)
Wow thats a bit over the top. That would really give Samsung dominance in the smartphone market of usa.
48. mario (unregistered)
It wouldn't.. there's still HTC MOTO LG .
8. ken (unregistered)
good to see apple getting a taste of its own medicine. Seeing that apple is an intensely control child it'll prob choke or get sic on that medicine
9. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Giant technologies in the battle field, Samsung tried to ban Apple products from the USA is not going to happen because every products sell in the USA are imports. USA is the world largest imports country.
What happen if Apple trying to ban Samsung products from the USA?
Apple and Samsung must drop all the lawsuits, shake hands, doing business as normal and every body will happy.
11. Satya (unregistered)
ntn but samsung showing frustration...
12. maxkobi (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
honestly if a ban happened this would slow down innovation as there would be no bench to hit... its true i dont like apple but they put a good challenge on the table when it comes to companys being forced to create professional and sturdy devices
13. FuckApple (unregistered)
Go Samsung, f**k that dirty fruit upside down!
15. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
All manufacturers will undoubtedly provide legal funds in support for Sammy as they would all hugely benefit. Bill Gates is probably laughing his pants off.
16. Portia (unregistered)
There is no way that the U.S. would allow a major non-white company to prevent a major white company from selling products in it's own country; especially a very important white company with a market capitalization of $300 billion dollars.
22. hepresearch (unregistered)
hmmm... I would hope it has absolutely nothing to do with that. Unfortunately, this is just like Striker's comment (fortunately, without as much verbal malice), but aimed in the other direction...
28. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That was just really stupid to even suggest. And btw are you calling Apple a "white company" because you think Steve Jobs is white? If so, think again my poor ignorant friend, he is very much Arab American. It doesn't matter what skin color the CEO has. What matters is the law and what Samsung can prove. I can't imagine Apple products being banned either but color is not a factor in my thinking.
26. arieto31 (unregistered)
So SAMSUNG will lose 7.8 billion turnover from APPLE ?
27. arieto31 (unregistered)
So SAMSUNG will lose 7.8 billion turnover from APPLE ?
30. DroogV59 (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
I gaze into the crystal ball my gypsy grandmother left me, and see foldable tablets running Jellybean Android, I see more foldable tablets running Windows 8, I see only rigid Apple tablets, I see iSheep beginning to question their false religion.......
32. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)
Like apples? How do you like THOSE apples!! lol
33. dragonwarrior (unregistered)
I dont blame samsung for retailiating.Samsung showed Apple FIVE phone models.Apple wont show Samsung the iphone 5 and ipad 3.Also Apple stole Samsung processor chip.
34. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I wonder??? If Samsung were to somehow get Apple's imports banned from the US, would Apple be forced to move it's production back here? They would no longer be imports if they were made in America. Hummm... This could be a good thing for us if that were the case. It would bring lots of most needed jobs back to the US. Just speculating.
38. hepresearch (unregistered)
Wow, I hadn't thought of it that way... I imagine they could do that on a technicality if it were to go through. Just the same, the litigations/bans are getting rediculous.
36. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Give it a rest Sammy. You're caught with your pants down.
Only a blind Sammy fan would say that they're not copying Apple's designs. Come on guys, let's be honest for once. Samsung is blatantly copying Apple's devices, and they know that they are, and Apple wants them to stop, period.
Apple is one of the most deliberately misundertood companies. Apple is not out there to cripple all their rivals. They just want a fair competition. Apple has said many times that they do not mind competition, but they will go after anyone who steals their protected IP's. They have said that many, many times.
Sammy should grow up and stop acting immature. This counter lawsuit is ridiculous. Banning the company you are copying? Are they out of their copycat minds?
41. hepresearch (unregistered)
"Give it a rest Sammy. You're caught with your pants down."
Hmmmm... how interesting. And so, by chance, are Steve's...
"Only a blind Sammy fan would say that they're not copying Apple's designs."
I haven't said that Samsung is copying Apple's designs, and yet I am decidedly not a "Sammy" fan. Your statement is automatically falsified due to an over-reaching, generalized assumption.
"Come on guys, let's be honest for once."
Oh, 530gemini, I am soooo terribly sorry that I ever lied about the obvious superiority complex... I mean, superiority, of the iPhone (crud... Freudian slip). Thanks to you, I understand now that, if I have said anything about the iPhone not being vastly, immensely, humongously, glamorously, eternally, uncannily, amazingly, exclusively, ginormously, etc., superior to any of the "copycats" patent-infringing, socially-deviant, non-competitive, immoral, illegitimate products in every conceivable way, then I have been right on the... oh my, I mean, sorely mistaken. Yeah, let's be honest, 530gemini, and admit that you... I mean, we, don't know enough to say such awfully generalized blanket statements. Yes, Apple is so concerned about being fair, and giving everyone else in the market a fair chance...
44. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Was I even referring to you? Lol. I made my comment based on the majority of "in denial" comments that I see here. Use a little common sense. The court granted Apple the right to evaluate samsung devices. That's a very strong indication that the court does see a lot of copying going on. The court also, denied sammy's request when they asked for unreleased Apple devices. Again, that's another strong indication of Sammy's craziness. What are they thinking?
As for you. You're overreacting. It could be the hot weather. Go get yourself a popsicle and try to cool off.
46. hepresearch (unregistered)
Over-reaction can be entertaining at times... and yes, it got a little warmer today than yesterday. By chance, my neighbors down the street have an outdoor cat, and they actually named it "Popsicle".
Sometimes, you take my commentary waaaaay too seriously... lol
52. ogre150 (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
Yes let's be honest. Both phones have similarities.
They both have screens, speakers, make phone calls, camera, 3G (some Samsung have 4G), microphones, graphical icons, etc. Problem is that describes every phone available.
I remember Apple saying that Samsung copied the general shape of the iPhone too. Um... a rectangle? Wow never knew Apple invented the rectangle. I'm pretty sure rectangles have been around since before 1977. But hey apple says...
And they pointed at the phone icon being similar too. Um... most everyone uses the same graphic style for a phone. I'm pretty sure they didn't put any more thought into it than a stock phone image.
Truth is Apple is sue happy. Pretty much any company in this business is sue happy. So should we be surprised when some one tells Apple to kiss off? Not really. Should we be surprised that these companies sue each other as a form of recreation? Not really.
That's being honest for once.
53. REIKO (unregistered)
ok first off when Apple said that the Samsung Galaxy copied the shape they were referring to the shape of the 3G and 3GS with the rectangular shape with the silver trim going around it and the icons on the iphone were never seen before it or after it until that galaxy showed up.
That Galaxy is a copy of the iphone and im tired of these Apple haters saying that Samsung wasnt wrong because of your dislike for Apple when you and the courts can clearly see that Samsung was in the wrong!
37. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Sounds like Samsung is butthurt because Apple went after them for blatantly copying the iPhone OS
45. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6954; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
This will teach APPLE to sue other companies just because they copy off from their s**tty Iphone.