Apple accuses Samsung of pirating, stealing and counterfeiting in letter

In a letter defending its decision to write to retailers reminding them not to sell Samsung products affected by a preliminary injunction, Apple accused Samsung of pirating, stealing and counterfeiting in a letter; additionally, Samsung won an expedited hearing on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus injunction...
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17. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

yes, which is why the samsung galaxy sIII looks exactly like the iPhone 4S, and why android is copying apple by having a drop down notification, right? /s some companies should really grow up and fight in the marketplace, not the court.

21. Santi_Santi unregistered

yeah! and thats exactly the reason why the next iPhone will have a quad-core processor like the SGIII with a larger screen like the SGIII and improved graphics like the SGIII and maybe they wont be sued because its a waste of time! pretty clever!

57. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Big screen and fast processor isn't innovation

60. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

But a tiny screen and a slow processor is?

63. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Innovation is creating something unique. Not making the same phone and slapping a bigger screen on it.

67. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Are you THAT stupid and ignorant? No one, in their right mind, would mistake a GSIII for a larger iPhone. What the hell? Sorry, I fed the troll, guys.

69. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

youre an idiot taco. the iphone has been the same phone since its launch. yeah thats innovation.

75. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the iphone took pre-existing parts and put them together slightly differently.. and then left it at that for 5 generations save for the 1 change from the 3gs to the 4. thats not unique.. thats "lack of creativity" "slapping a bigger screen" is a lie or at best a sign of your ignorance. Without samsung's screen massive improvements and new tech we would still be stuck on thick low res LCD displays. And before you jump on "apple's retina"... which is made by LG, you need to remember that LG was caught red handed performing corporate espionage to get Samsung's screen tech secrets.

77. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and if it wasnt for every iphone being filled with about 70% of samsung's PROPRIETARY parts, there wouldnt be much to your precious iphone to begin with. Maybe it would have a nice crapdragon processor instead.

88. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

hahaha crapdragon.

108. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Wrong as usual, Apple designs the parts and outsources to companies to make them. Samsung happens to be ONE of those companies.

135. willard12 unregistered

Isn't apple supposed to be using a Exynos based chip for iPhone 5?

155. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and the iphone 4s, the iphone 4, the ipad 1, 2, and 3. I dont remember if the iphone, 3g, and 3gs were samsung off the top of my head. Apple designs the look of the devices, they dont design the hardware. They BOUGHT a chip design. They didnt make it. It just happened to be the sister chip to Samsung's exynos and Hummingbird line up. Iphone.. all Samsung on the inside.

93. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

taco youre the exact ifan and reason why im leaving team iphone. youre beyond stupid. how can you honestly say that samsung is stealing from the iphone? and dont you even dare compare the iphone to the S3. thatd be comparing apples to diamonds (see what i did there), which would make sense. everyone likes apples because theyre essential all the same. whereas the S3 took time to finish and polish before being released... like a diamond. quit being a super troll and learn the difference between stupid and dull to excellent and perfect. twit

96. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Isn't that the iPhone? Same old looks 3.5 inches, hell no it's not unique, does iphone-iphone 4s have any big difference in looks? talk about being unique lol.

162. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

"Innovation is creating something unique. Not making the same phone and slapping a bigger screen on it." So you agree that the new iPhone isn't innovation? Because what you claim isn't innovation is exactly what Apple is doing.

168. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If thats the case...only the orig iPhone was innovative. The orig iPhone was innovative because of probably 1 area. Icons on phones were already done. Colorful ones too. Home screens with icons was already done. Carriers had their own app store on phones. At least Verizon did with Get It Now. One button home button on phones was already done. Apple added multi touch to a capacitive screen...and its an amazing thing?

132. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And with along his half-Baked Darwin OS. And its not even Linux.

98. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Still copycat... Xerox...

114. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's evolution. Apple wants its products to evolve at the speed of a dead paramecium, whereas others actually push the envelope of what can be manufactured and sold. Same body, different processor and a crummy gimmicky voice thing isn't being very evolutionary. Symbian has evolved more in two years than apple has in five

41. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Ok then, Samsung just has to take .8 inches off the screen, change the color, weaken the proccesor by 50-60%, add support for the Itunes appstore, remove the homescreens and customization options, get thier competitors to make hardware for them, take credit for things they didn't invent and ban the Iphone and Ipad. Oh yea and the iphones proccessors are almost always based off a proccessor that samsung has had on a phone for 6 months because Samsung makes them. So technically ever iPhone hardware is copied by samsung. Otherwise I see what you mean, I mean samsung has a touchscreen! And Is a rectangle with rounded edges! And you can open apps after you download them! And the notification bar! Also google voice is obiously copying Siri. They haven't had voice commands since before the releas of the iPhone. Nothing exsists untll your king tells you to buy it, an then it is the coolest and newest thing. They are such coppy cats. :p I fed the troll!

46. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

You fed the troll, now you have to walk him, check him for ticks, and possibly express his anal glands. ;-P

82. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

139. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Braun should sue!

176. cdnfreak

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Should show this to a patent judge and throw out all the patents that Apple has been granted that are duplicates of Braun products... look who's stealing what!

99. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Are u a lowlife. Don't u have no self-respect. Or dignity. Ur a big serious looser. Apple never created nor invented anything. . They buy bits and jobs and stuff it in 1 piece. Are u that born brainwashed cult. Get a life looser.

105. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you're the obcious one. and couldn't Take it CAUSE SAMSUNG makes better phones than cr@pple

26. jasonjerkoff

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

the aggressive manner in which apple is moving against samsung , apple are clearly tellin u that their unannounced iphone 5 has already lost to the samsung galaxy s3 , just think about it .........

36. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You forgot to mention how Sammy is going to impact the iPad4....

169. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Of course....you know why? Cuz Apple probably plans on a bigger phone now.....that Mr Jobs at one time said... No one's gonna buy a big phone. http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/16/jobs-no-ones-going-to-buy-a-big-phone/5 Funny that its from July 2010. In 2010 and the beginning of 2011...The EVO and Droid X1 were in the top 5 phones sold...The Galaxy S 1 line helped make Samsung alot of money.

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