Apple seeks ban on U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III

Apple seeks ban on U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III
No sooner has the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III been made available to pre-order than Apple is back in U.S. Court trying to get the highly anticipated unit banned from sales in the States. Apple added the device to its motion to have a preliminary injunction placed on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Apple is on the warpath having asked the ITC  for an immediate ban on 29 HTC devices that the Cupertino based firm claims infringes on its patents.

Apple purchased a Samsung Galaxy S III in the U.K. and is claiming that the device uses a data tapping patent owned by Apple and is one the patents that the tech titan is claiming that the HTC devices infringe on. The other patent that Apple claims the Samsung Galaxy S III infringes on has to do with unified search as it relates to Siri. Apple is said to be looking at some other patents including its new slide-to-unlock patent and one that covers autocomplete. The iPhone manufacturer's motion noted that press reports say that 9 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been pre-ordered (a claim, by the way, that came from a Samsung executive), making the phone the "the most extensively preordered piece of consumer electronics in history." By bringing that up, Apple looks like a severely injured party.

On Wednesday, Samsung told the court that it was too late for Apple to add the Samsung Galaxy S III to its Samsung GALAXY Nexus motion. The Korean based firm said that if Apple wants an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy S III, it should file a new motion. Apple has asked Samsung to delay launching the device in the States until the court rules on its request for the preliminary injunction. Samsung said in response that Apple's motion would have nothing to do with the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the States.source: FOSSPatents

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

this is ridiculous.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know. How can Samsung keep ripping off Apple year after year? Can they ever be original?

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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62. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

thumbs up for drawing sheep

154. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nice sheep 43 thumbs up. :D

28. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

So they made a siri clone. Like there aren't 10 of those already in the android market. Whoopy. You make it sound as if siri didn't exist before apple and they invented talking robots.

82. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

I agree! Skyvi and several more on android market. Most all of phones I have owned has slide to unlock! Apple, You Big Cry Babies!!!!!!! Phones coming out that is way better and faster and blows you away in sales, now your going to whine about it. Apple has way to many issues with me to buy anyway. Guess if apple sales drops, they don't want any others selling either. Just make a better phone losers. No changeable battery or memory card in iphones. Thats stupid!!! APPLE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

29. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

This can't happen. This is the ONLY thing I've ever pre-ordered.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Can Apple Fanboys ever be original? Like I said on my post earlier, how you like that Notification slide down that Apple oh so obviously ripped off of Android? Apple is making an iphone with a bigger screen, ANDROID COPY CATS! See how stupid that sounds too? Oh but that's okay tho right, it's Apple. They can feed you crap and you'll thank them for it. I guess you also think it's okay when Apple steals apps from developers and claims them for themselves too right?

44. ekia007

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Tottally agreed! Not to mention Apple copied Status bar from Android.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How can Apple copy something so generic?

77. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you mean like suing people over a rectangle design with a centered screen, generic?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Let's be Apple and pretend we invented slide to unlock for your phone and try to sue for that. OH THATS RIGHT WE DIDNT INVENT IT.

127. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I know you cannot be serious...when they sued or were gonna sue Motorola for the Xoom.....for hardware. Where in the hell does the Xoom resemble an iPad? I see now some of yall post JUST to get the negative feedback. Must be like a drug or something....

72. Alf72

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

@ekia007...Hi! Totally agree with U. Now, Apple should finish the new Iphone 5 and let this NONSENSE...simple and easy!

92. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

A bigger screen is not a feature dude, its more of a trend than anything else.

98. legion7

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

yep , the same notifaction bar which google ripped from nokia N 900 . Android fanboys should check the facts first and then comment

123. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

umm... Android was out before the N900

124. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

BUT then.... Your dear apple steals the android status/notification bar.. Any last words, iPhoney boy?

141. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i didnt realize that the N900 traveled back in time and came out before the G1!!

160. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i dont think anyone is going to get butt hurt over screen size that has nothing to do with the actual OS.

45. ekia007

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Stfu. No Apple fan boy ok? Apple copied many Android features.

91. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What Android features did Apple copy? So far I only have notification bar, and that's not even really Android's creation.

69. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Android fans apparently hate the truth 17 times.

80. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hello, my fellow bootylicious troll! How are you this fine evening?

117. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Come back for another beating?

118. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Since when have your words ever been classified by anyone but yourself as a "beating?" Back from therapy yet? Please tell me you didn't try to assault the therapist again.

130. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the one who needs therapy. I told you there's nothing wrong with coming out of the closet.

36. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

YES this is just stupid, even me as a apple fan thing this is just over the limit. First thing i see the title WTF

94. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

so boycott this rotten behaviour and do not buy any iRotten product com/site/corpsins/

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