The other day we were saying that Samsung had apparently made Apple an offer in a bid to resolve their dispute Down Under, and – fingers crossed – get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Aussie shelves post-haste.
Alas, Apple has rejected Samsung’s offer. Ultimately, the Aussies might never see the super-slim Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
It’s not clear what Samsung’s offer was, but Apple attorney Steven Burley told reporters: "It is one we don't accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch and maintain the status quo."
Samsung concedes that if it can’t get a positive decision through the Aussie courts soonish, there’s little point in rushing the argument, as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have missed the proverbial boat.
"If we can't get a decision out by mid-October, there is no urgency," explained Neil Young, taking a well-deserved career break from folk music to defend Samsung.
We’re sure there’s plenty more where that came from. Samsung and Apple currently have 20-something legal disputes going on across the globe.