Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Aug 2011 17:27 UTC
Legal So, the shadiness factor of the German EU-wide injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to continue. Not only has Apple been caught supplying the court with tampered evidence, it now seems the court in Duesseldorf didn't have the authority to ban the Galaxy Tab EU-wide - at least, according to a German court which has just lifted the EU-wide ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Thread beginning with comment 485550
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Apple Anti-Competitive?
by Geronimo72 on Wed 17th Aug 2011 16:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple Anti-Competitive?"
Geronimo72
Member since:
2011-08-17

You cannot be serious? You just described a category of devices, not the device itself. The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, thats called value add. Apple adds value by their slick industrial design and tight SW/HW integration. It does not matter what Google and the Free Software guys want, theft it is theft. Samsumg did not merely borrow from the look and feel, they stole it, pure and simple. The Galaxy may not be an exact replica, but its close enough to mistake if for an iPad just a few feet away. That should be the criteria.

Reply Parent Score: -1

RE[3]: Apple Anti-Competitive?
by MOS6510 on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple Anti-Competitive?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's wrong if consumers have a hard time to identify what it is, but it's hard to make a tablet computer that hasn't a rectangular screen. If it's black and rectangular most stuff will look like an iPad to some people. But hey, most VCR's were black flat boxes.

I think the UI and its icons are more an area where it shouldn't be alright to copy stuff, like Samsung did. This would make a lot of people believe it's an iPad.

Reply Parent Score: 0