Apple suing Samsung for copycatting iOS devices
It was bound to happen, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has filed suit against Samsung and its range of Android devices such as Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Nexus S and Galaxy Tab. The suit states that, “rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”
The lawsuit comes days after Apple moved away from Toshiba’s SSD’s in its ultrathin Macbook Air, to a faster Samsung SSD, along with its flash storage, Apple is also one of Samsung’s biggest clients of LCD’s and A4/A5 chips found in their mobile devices. No one knows if this lawsuit will effect the two companies relationship, but for the time being, Apple and Samsung will continue to rely on each other. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!
Apple has released a statement stating, “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
So what do you think? Does Apple have a case here; will it affect the two’s relationship; and if Apple wins, could this be the end to the keyboard-less slate android phone?
The Wall Street Journal
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Hello, I'm Ian (eye-an) I was born in Recife, Brazil and raised in the fridge tundra of Minneapolis, MN USA. I graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL with an AA in Audio Recording Production and Engineering. I love tech, always have since I was a little tot and what better way to know more then to tell everyone else about it also. So here is teknami (tech-nah-me) Tek for tech and nami is a derivative of namesake.