The legal battle between Samsung and Apple is really heating up. The Californians got the ball rolling by claiming that the Korean manufacturer had copied the “look and feel” of the iPhone and iPad with many of its products, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S.
More recently, Apple successfully demanded to see Samsung’s future range – the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy S II (it’s not out in the States yet), Infuse 4G and Droid Charge – to decide whether or not they should be listed in the same suit, with a possible motion to prevent their release. Nasty.
Now Samsung has hit back, demanding to see “a sample of the final, commercial version of the next generation iPhone that Apple will release, whether that product will be known as the “iPhone 4S,” “iPhone 5,” or some other name.” Same goes for the iPad 3.
Samsung’s justification is that it wants to avoid future legal wrangling, if it happens to release devices similar to the next iPhone or iPad.
As was the case when Samsung had to hand over its new wares, only the lawyers would be allowed to see the devices; no one from Samsung would actually get to play with the new iToys.
Great stuff, and we’re sure there’s plenty more where that came from. This case is just getting started.
via: This Is My Next