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Apple seeks U.S. ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1; tablet could be pulled from stores next month

0. phoneArena posted on 19 May 2012, 04:52

After winning an appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Apple is once again asking for an injunction on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1; Samsung could be forced to redesign the tablet as it did in Germany as the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N...

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posted on 19 May 2012, 09:44 1

22. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Apple won't fall for a very, very long time. It might not even fall.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:58

16. wendygarett (unregistered)

so apple is trying to block all android device.... GOOD LUCK MY U.S FRIENDS :D

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:09 9

19. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

Dear Google, please put in a complaint that Apple stole the notification shade from Android and move to block the sale of all iOS devices.


All non-sheep

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:42 3

20. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Don't mind if this will be banned, samsung has a lot of great devices to offer unlike apple 1 iphone 1 pad a year. I hope this device will be last to be banned. Congrats to Apple for being a coward, and also to Allan, as usual his fave topic. Lets wait a karma soon lol.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:43 2

21. driveme (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Where is the power people. It would just take one lunch meeting between Sprint, ATT and Verizon to put Apple out of business. They just need to answer one question. Do we run our own company or does Apple. This is not a question of money, it's a question of controll. If those three carriers dropped Apple it would crush them. Come guys show us what your made of and we will back you.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:48

26. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

I don't think it's that easy. They are all signed into multi-year contracts to carry the iPhone (and Sprint put pretty much every dime they had into it), so if they just drop them, they'll be on the hook for millions, or even billions. On top of that, AT&T is probably the one who benefits the most from iPhone sales, as their numbers dwarf the competition. It could hurt them significantly if they cut ties with Apple.

I like the way you think, but in a world driven by money, power, and politics (not literal politics), it can only go so far.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:55 2

28. driveme (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 May 2012)

True you are and good point. But, the fact still remains that Apple's exsistance still rely on a carrier do buy the phones. Not to mention the biggest player of all. Although Samsung might be happy that HTC has this problem Apple still sues them as well and Samsung is the one that makes that beautiful Ipad screen, without that screen there is no Ipad. Someone needs to put Apple it their place and show then that they are nothing with out their suppliers.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:45 2

23. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

It never ends. Apple's got all these patents, apparently, so they have the right to sue whoever they want for whatever reason. They sued HTC for the "multitasking" feature seen on nearly every smartphone (even BEFORE the iPhone), they sued Samsung because the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks too much like the iPad (so in theory, that means every 10-inch tablet is guilty of violating the patent, right?)

See, Apple doesn't know how to do businesss like a respectable company. Rather than design new products that push the envelope and apply pressure to the competition (like what every other company is trying to do) it's all lawsuits, patents, and more lawsuits. It's nothing but anti-competitive, power-hungry behavior that just makes people hate Apple even more. I don't think I can hate Apple any more than I do now.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:40 3

38. chadrick0814 (unregistered)

What's funny is that apple is banning 10 inch tablets over its "look" while the ipad isn't even 9 in. Its amazing how a tablet can copy the looks of another tablet that's 1.2 inches smaller.

posted on 20 May 2012, 00:17

64. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

I believe one of the main claims Apple made against the Galaxy Tab in Europe was that the packaging looked too similar, or something along those lines. That has to be one of the stupidest claims I have ever heard. Packaging makes very little difference with devices nowadays; it's more about what is in the package that counts.

The point is, you're going to have similar-looking products sooner or later, especially with tablets. You deal with it by making a superior product. Samsung knew the 7" Tab wasn't enough, so they did a 10.1"; they dealt with it. Motorola had the Xoom, now they have the Xyboard, so they dealt with it. Apple just does the same product each year with a few tweaks to make it look better than what the competition is offering. And somehow that makes them better?

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:46 2

24. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Apple is just tryna monopolize the Tablet market. Seeing a far more better android tablet? What to do? SUE IT AND MAKE IT OFF STORES! ''Nice'' Tactic, Apple.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:54 3

27. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

I think that it'll be ages when Apple release the iPhone 5.. we all waited for 1 and a half bloody years and what we got is just an iPhone 4S which is just a waste of money as its just an iPhone 4 with better camera, siri and a faster proccessor (By a little)

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:03 3

29. chriski333 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 May 2012)

holy crap apple needs to chill the f**k out not every1 wants a ipad or iphone man i hope they get some hate on this and hold it hurts apples sales!

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:07 3

30. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

No need to worry my android friends, relief is on the way, right before the fall season and ios 5 kick off :)



posted on 19 May 2012, 11:10 2

34. rtn1797 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 May 2012)

apple is going DOWN! in every competition fighting is the last option and the point is the one who fights knows that is a looser it doesn't matter which company apple sues against if it is SAMSUNG or HTC or etc the matter is that apple is dying with it's bloody iphoen, ipad and etc. and it's completely obvious that the galaxy tab is far better than the ipad, ipad's OS is just like a mobile phone operating system that is installed on a tablet, but just look at android 3, it's just perfect.
so don't forget apple is dying!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:34

37. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

dont think they really care about the last gen tab,i doubt they are even making them anymore considering the tab 2 is out

posted on 19 May 2012, 12:03 3

42. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)

Wow, I'll just add this to the dozens of reasons I'll never EVER purchase one of apples' sub par novelty entry level products.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:02 1

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Has anyone guessed Apple has all these patents because they're innovating while others just copy.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:28 4

44. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

And when patents are asserted against Apple, it is anti-competitive? Better work on your response for when Google starts to put the hurt on Apple (like when the application for the Notification function issues).

It will be quite funny to see you squealing.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:30 4

45. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)

A) You're a retarded person and literally NO ONE likes you
B) You're a welcher, and see A
C) apple does not innovate, they patent stupid sh*t that the inventors thought "nah, that's stupid, let's not patent a freaking gesture"

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:07 4

49. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Agreed on most accounts...I will now patent a hand gesture that I make with a specific finger...

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:38 4

50. blade19 (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)

Patents are not just about innovating. Apple buys these patents because they can't innovate and use the technology that is already out there. So they patent it and call it theirs. That's the only innovation that comes from them... buy up patents for everything...

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:18 1

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

You're completely ignorant to all the innovation Apple has brought to the mobile space.

posted on 19 May 2012, 16:12 2

53. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)

No, most generally agree they gave rise to touchscreen phones....six years ago. Other than that they haven't innovated jack or sh*t. They steal ideas, patent things they had no hand in developing, and sue sue sue the competition away.
But again, you're a retarded person so you won't see any of that. Enjoy your novelties.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:57 3

59. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Hey now they don't steal EVERYTHING, I mean, they did buy siri after all. LOL

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:43 2

56. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

please, taco, make us laugh with your list of apple innovations.

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:06 4

48. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

no shock as to what APPLE is doing as they hate competition....

posted on 19 May 2012, 15:16 1

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

The funniest argument by fandroids is that asserting patents hurts innovation. This shows a total lack of understanding of why patents exist. If I can come up with an innovation that everyone can just immediately copy and use then I have no incentive to innovate. Companies wouldn't invest millions of dollars into R&D if it was open season on their ideas.

Patents actually LEAD to innovation. Apple is forcing companies like Samsung and Google to innovate by taking legal action. They're basically forcing them to come up with their own ideas and designs instead of just making zero effort and using Apple's.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:21 1

54. humandroid (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 May 2012)

"Patents actually LEAD to innovation"

To a very small degree you're correct (even a broken clock is right twice a day). You're correct in that companies have to figure out a way around the cock block apple put on them by patenting something they (apple) didn't invent.

posted on 19 May 2012, 17:38 1

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

sour grapes as usual

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