Samsung Retaliates, Demands to See Next iPhone and iPad
Samsung is going to fight fire with an even brighter fire that will probably burn out quicker. In a move that Apple will do everything in its power not to satisfy, Samsung requested access to the most recent production model of the next “commercial versions” of the iPhone and iPad. This follows Apple’s order to test a slew of Samsung’s unreleased, upcoming devices to make sure that they do not infringe upon Apple’s intellectual property.
Recently, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung on the grounds that Samsung’s newer phones and tablets infringe upon many of Apple’s patents. With the court ruling in Apple’s favor, Samsung was then ordered to send Apple the Galaxy S2, Infuse 4G, LTE Droid Charge, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a timely matter so they can be checked in the case said infringement exists in those devices set for release soon.
Though there are obviously more motives (such as not easily losing and a
matter of pride), Samsung claims that seeing the future Apple devices could allow Samsung to be certain that there are less similarities between each company’s newest products. The Galaxy manufacturer stated that “Samsung is responding actively to the legal action taken against us in order to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business.”
While the court has approved Apple’s request for testing, there has not yet been a response to Samsung’s desire to do the same with the “iPhone 5/4S” and the “Third Generation iPad/iPad 3.”