Makers of China's P88 tablet may sue Apple over the iPad's design?

Makers of China's P88 tablet may sue Apple over the iPad's design?
There’s going to be yet another possible lawsuit heading over Apple’s way which takes shots at the iPad’s design. We’ve already heard about the feud going on over the rights of the iPad name between Fujitsu and Apple. What’s at the heart of the matter this time around is the design resemblance between Shenzhen Great Loong Brother Industrial’s P88 tablet PC and Apple’s iPad. The Chinese company that sells the tablet PC may throw a lawsuit regarding the recently announced Apple iPad over its similar design. The P88 tablet PC started selling last year and was born in a southern Chinese city known for producing knock-off phones; called “shanzhai” or “bandit” phones.  Aside from the cosmetics, the P88 weighs more and has only 1 hour of active use before requiring a charge. Both are similar with their touchscreens surrounded by a black border – the P88 stands at 10.2 inches while the iPad at 9.7 inches. Apple has not commented on the situation just yet, but we’re sure they’ll respond if this lawsuit moves forward.

source: Yahoo


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5 Comments

1. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Good luck with that...

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

Apple products r made in china anyways..so it is safe to say one Chinese company is suing another..have fun

4. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

WTf are you talking about? Yes, they are MANUFACTURED in China but Apple is still an American company. The manufacturers and suppliers aren't responsible for Apple's designs. WTF, SERIOUSLY? Did you really just say that? I'm baffled by your stupidity.

3. mmanassian

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

it should be the other way round since the iPad's design is exactly the same as an iPhone hence the P88. So, as YouLostTheGame said before:Good luck with that

5. paintballguy113

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 29, 2008

Apple could easily counter this saying it is based off of OUR design from the iPod Touch/iPhone. SO just be glad we arent suing you lawl.

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