South Korean court stays ban on Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

South Korean court stays ban on Apple iPhone and Apple iPad
Apple has won a stay in South Korea against the sales ban of certain iOS products like the Apple iPhone 3GS, the Apple iPhone 4, and the first two Apple iPad models. The Seoul Central District Court had issued the ban in August after ruling that Samsung and Apple had infringed on each others' patents. Both firms were ordered to stop selling certain smartphones and tablets in the country.

Last month, the Seoul Central District Court accepted Apple's request for a stay on the ban of its products, which it just issued on Wednesday. Samsung has not requested a stay on the ban of its products although the company could still seek a stay in the future. Seoul based Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung had no comment nor did Steve Park, a spokesman for Apple also based in Seoul. Samsung products banned in South Korea include the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Also banned are the Samsung GALAXY Tab and Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablets.

Meanwhile, Samsung and Apple are continuing to square off against each other in courtrooms on four continents.

source: Bloomberg



1. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yeah!!! kick all those decay fruit product in their.

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Alan: Samsung has won a stay instead Apple

9. Alan01

Posts: 623; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

No. Actually, Samsung won the injunction and Apple won a stay on the injunction., It is written correctly. As for Samsung, they also have some devices that are banned and as of yet, they have not yet asked for a stay. Alan F.

3. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The late Rodney King said it the best, "Why can't we all just get along?"

4. Ragnarockd

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Why did apple ban its own products?? Is there a mistake in above statement

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

payback time eyyyy?! this is an infinite loop!

6. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Look at those pathetic guys with iPad hat in the column photo. They look as mentally retarded...

11. GeekMovement unregistered

Those are men? They looked like women to me...

12. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Mayb they are unaware it is up there

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I dont think we should pass such judgments against human beings ... should we. What way do they look retarded to you?

7. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Ban in S.korean... that is minor /small scratch, yes not a dent but a scratch to Apple. If Samsung punch where it hurt is N.Ametica and Europe, where the nations have strong economic and money.

8. Hemlocke unregistered

Good luck with that. They don't have mindshare: Add to that, they don't have any patents they can hurt Apple with. That, coupled with the fact that SGS3's are piling up in the channel much faster than they are selling: Samsung's star is fading.

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Is apple gonna sue Samsung for that


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really good news.

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012


16. yoyo93

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

When Apple bans a device they're Judas, but when Samsung do it their Jesus. In the end it's the consumer who gets hurt because they're being stripped from choices.

18. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

how often do you see other companys trying to ban another. you pretty much just see apple trying to ban its rivals due to pathetically vague patents and patenting the use of others technology so you get mad and claim its limiting the choices for the consumer but apple does the same thing. no company should be able to ban the competitions products.

17. Jerry209

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 17, 2011


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.