The devices Apple managed to get banned

The devices Apple managed to get banned
The trial between Apple and Samsung might have just started, but the legal battles fought by the company from Cupertino have been going on for months. When you think about the time, resources and effort put by Apple into all of these lawsuits, the result in the form of banned devices actually seems fairly small. Truth be told, Apple managed to get a few devices off the shelves for a limited amount of time in various parts of the world, but we wouldn't say that the effect was exactly what Apple wanted.

So, which were those devices that fell victims to the legal battles between Apple and pretty much everyone else? Exactly which devices did Apple manage to get banned? The gallery we've put together below will show you just that...




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116 Comments

117. kombinatonz

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

NO MORE BORING APPLE! WELCOME THE NEW BETTER GENERATION OF SAMSUNG, SONY, HTC, ETC...

116. joeyz9949

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

So its safe to conclude Steve Jobs was a "revolutionary" Copier who manged to get the kid who did the work first caught!

113. kingstandup

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I can't believe Apple. This is just crazy. They're obviously scared of competition.

110. Rishabh

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

although some samsung products are banned in countries like germany, samsung's business in not at all affected, it has overtaken apple in the smartphone segment , apple shud try harder to knock down samsung

107. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

i wonder wat happens if apple iphone 4s gets banned :P Apply has no other variety in smart phones.

111. Rishabh

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

same fr the ipad ;)

104. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

If Apple is trying the Ban the Galaxy S3 by saying it looks similar to the iPhone 5/4/4S in the future.... i'll give the company QUADRUPLE FACEPALM.

99. IXLR8

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If we take Apple's lawsuits as precedent, I think Microsoft should file a suit against apple for copying its design for a tablet. They created the concept in 2001 and companies like HP have been making them since 2002.

98. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

As long as the galaxy s series doesn't get banned I don't give a f**k

87. techaman unregistered

i wonder what would happen if samsung just said ok we are done with you apple freaks we will not support you any more, meaning no parts or anything apple would drop over night not being able to make phones software ect. that would be funning but samsung would not do it because its a good chunk of sales for samsung

70. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Isn't there laws against bullying?!

72. doublehammer

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

if you can figure out how to make Apple's bullying of android manufacturers a hate crime.. sure.

67. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

PA PLEASE STOP POSTING B.S. articles bout banning products on this site. it's getting ridicules. it's like you guys out there have NOTHING BETTER TO DO. Must be very dying to test out the NEW iPhone (not iPhone 5)

52. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

reading comment section is more interesting tha the article

49. appleisawesome

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

whats worse than apple are the judges and lawyers who agree with them

47. MartyK

Posts: 1045; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Ray S (are anyone), How come when Motorola's win over Apple in a patent infringement case to get Apple ban (http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/18/2808436/apple-v​s-motorola) Apple go to this US district court and get the whole patent case dismiss? (http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/22/3111607/apple-v​-motorola-judge-posner-dismisses-entire-patent-cas​e/in/2572477) Are even if Motorola get one against MS to get them ban (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57419516-75/mot​orola-wins-initial-ruling-in-xbox-patent-spat/) MS run to the same US district judge and get that lift (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57412739-75/jud​ge-motorola-cant-bar-microsoft-sales-in-germany/) But Samsung and Motorola can't get the same justice they deserve.

91. techaman unregistered

u.s companys home ground and i think its a big pay off and fan boys over there.

44. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

got off the wall. only m0120n people get confuse then they start abuse other. even i never see iproduct before, but i do know ipad and samsung tablet are different OS. so, u peapple, get off the wall and see the world outside in reallity.

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

don't forget the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, it's delay prevented a bunch of people from picking it up because it came after the Unlimited Data Deadline.

40. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Please, please can someone finally start banning the TVs ? I wanted to buy LG TV but the Samsung, Panasonic, and lot of other TVs looks exactly the same. They all got rectangular shape with big screen and thick black bezel around it. It is so confusing..... :( What even more lot of features look exactly the same. (the volume button sign looks exactly same on all of them, not saying about the power button).

78. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

When the apple tv comes out they will start suing vizio #1 tv in the states. Then apple will bitch n complain bout vizio copying them because of its thin rectangular shape

90. techaman unregistered

hahahah i love this comment its called uniformity right. that way all the people in the world now how to change vol and ch and what the phone call button is/looks like

93. doublehammer

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Or DVD/Bluray players. They are all sleek, mostly all black, rectangles with a centered front screen, the disk tray is almost always on the left with power buttons on the right.... its all sooo confusing. oh wait.. every last device mentioned has their manufacturers LOGO all over the darn thing. Samsung's is front and center. Apple's is on the back. So if there is any idiot consumer confusion over the brand, then its Apple's fault, not Samsung's. You cant get more differentiating then the large silver "SAMSUNG" logo on the front of all their products.

97. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

i went today to buy some Chiquita bananas, but there have been many other that looked exactly... :) Ok maybe this is too much :)

28. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

This is a rather eh story.

27. ricodroid

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i wonder who are those idiots who confused Galaxy Tab and i pad .. and who on earth would buy a product before taking a look at it for F*** sake ! regardless .. guys . this has nothin to do with right or wrong .. this is about greed and control over the market ... and drawing more out of our pockets .. from the two parties .. and apple cant sue google .. so samsung seems pretty more reasonable target

26. doublehammer

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

if you cant compete, you litigate!

25. doublehammer

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

@ RAY S. Big guy, you forgot quite a few devices. They also got a dozen or so Moto devices banned as well for... pinch 2 zoom I think. I believe it was the Cliq, XT, and most of the original "Blur" line up. Of course that had like zero effect since the bulk of the devices were no longer sold.

23. Savage unregistered

Another article showing Apple's greedy strategies to ban competition and own the tech-market. Don't worry Apple, you'll always remain 2nd best in everything except the tablet market. 2nd best in smartphone sales. 2nd best in PC sales etc etc.

89. techaman unregistered

lov it lol

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