Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in court for months now over the constant back and forth litigation and accusations on behalf of both major smartphone companies. Sparked by Apple claiming Samsung's line of galaxy tablets and smartphones blatantly copied the design of its iPhone and iPad, the battle has reached over 50 countries and has undoubtedly cost the Taiwan-based company (Samsung) billions of dollars in losses. Further, it has disrupted the otherwise steady relationship between the two companies built strongly by Samsung being the largest provider of components for Apple's iOS devices. Despite these obvious downsides to these battles, one unnamed executive deep within Samsung's chain claims the legal battle "is worth it" for the increase of brand awareness the battle has caused.
Apple looks ready to expand the iPhone to South Korea after earning approval from the nation's telecommunications director on Wednesday. The Korea Communications Commission approved the iPhone at its meeting, which means Apple can now sell the device whenever it chooses The handset is now expected to arrive in a matter of weeks, perhaps before the end of the month.