Apple scores a EU-wide ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, but 10.1 is free to roam
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 24, 2012, 6:44 AM
Too bad, since tablets with Super AMOLED screens and brushed aluminum backs are hard to find these days, but on the other hand Apple lost the appeal for the same EU-wide injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, so the 10-incher is free to roam everywhere in Europe where there's still disposable cash or the credit cards haven't been maxed-out yet. Here Samsung didn't miss the opportunity to gloat one bit:
- Display 7.7" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
- Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 5100 mAh
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"Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted." So true.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 6:47 AM 7
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This is what I mean about Apple's approach. C'mon pretty soon they are going to patent the actual rectangle so no one can use it. Kids at schools will now have square notebooks & textbooks. This is just silly at best now.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:32 AM 5
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not sure what happened to my original post. I dont follow much on the iSue stories and I didnt read the whole articule but I wonder if this has something to do with the iPad mini coming out. Maybe Apple wants to solely control that part of the tablet market
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 6:52 AM 2
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Enjoy your victory apple. We are now waiting for the galaxy note 10.1.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 6:52 AM 11
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If you wanna see what is unfair, please go to a German court. If you wanna see what is bias , judge Koh is the answer. If you wanna see what is justice, the Netherlands is the perfect example.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:01 AM 7
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the UK is justice. they're even making apple issue a formal apology in an ad that has to run for 6 months saying samsung did not infringe on our products. the best part, they filed to appeal and got the same judge
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 10:34 AM 3
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iThink all courts should throw out all paper napkin drawings (or, use them to wiPe their iA$$es!)!!
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:10 AM 4
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Seriously apple, If your so scared about competitors and how great their products are, why not do the smart thing and make something that is incredible. because we all know you aren't really suing for the fact it looks like an ipad (honestly, it doesn't even look close) and change that mobile operating system of yours, I even laugh when I see the words, ",the most advanced mobile operating system in the world," because it isn't advanced, its plain and simple and really needs a change, your lucky your not getting sued for that drop down notifications panel. Grow up apple
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:19 AM 1
I'm a little lost on this. For what reason did to 7.7 get banned?
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:19 AM 4
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i think it's because it's near the iPad Mini's 7.85... :/ god i hate apple.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 8:06 AM 4
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Is it me or i find it ridiculous?! Galaxy tab 7.7 got banned even when Apple has yet to be announced their iPad mini 7, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 which is direct competitor of iPad didn't get banned? o_O
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:27 AM 3
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Why does a German court's ban on the 7.7 apply EU wide? It doesn't. In fact, the "ban" is so lame, that resellers can still buy it from Samsung Korea instead of the german subsidiares, not advertise it but still sell it, and be perfectly legal in Germany. Lame victory.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 7:47 AM 1
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I think the rumor that apple is going to make an ipad mini or whatever they wanna call it, should be out of the picture. Apple won an injunction for the galaxy tab 10.1 design that closely resembles the ipad2. (samsung lawyers can't even distinguish the difference remember?) galaxy tab 10.1 was ready for release last year but when they saw how thin the design of ipad2 is, they went back to the drawing board to build the new galaxy tab 10.1, that same tab they lost the injunction with. Even if they shrunk it to 7.7 it still infiringes ipad2 design. The tab 10.1N is an exemption because we all know what it looked like after the wrokaround, like the htc flyer. I know apple has become a lawsuit machine but this time, samsung really lost it.
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 8:14 AM 1
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i think samsung should find a permanent solution for this or make a slightly different design,packaging and become secure like microsoft.....ms copied the gui and pointing devices from apple but they have managed to survive without a lawsuit...apple also owns some patents to sue the ultrabooks but they never even think to do that, i believe nokia is free from patent wars because they use wp os......how did ms escape from most of the lawsuits? they also earn a lot from all the android phones but google is not worried about it......i just don't understand why? how? are we more interested in phones and tablets than in pcs?
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 11:25 AM 0
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Community Design should go away all together. If you've ever seen the submission by apple, you will see a lot of competitor's product designs being submitted just because they can and the fact that Community design requires no real validation outside of name and address
posted on Jul 24, 2012, 12:48 PM 0
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