Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Aug 2011 10:12 UTC
Legal After revealing that Apple tampered with evidence in the German case against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, WebWereld.nl has now revealed that Apple has also tampered with the evidence in the Dutch court case (coverage in English). Apple has manipulated the image of a Samsung Galaxy S in a side-by-side comparison with the iPhone 3GS. The Galaxy S has been shortened and made narrower so that its dimensions match those of the 3GS. This piece of evidence is the only side-by-side comparison of these two devices, and is part of the summons, which, according to a Dutch lawyer, means that Apple considers it to be of special significance. Just goes to show, once more, how far Apple is willing to go to stifle competition through the legal system - lying, cheating, manipulating. What a classy, premium company, that Apple!
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RE[2]: Comment by Pana4
by bnolsen on Fri 19th Aug 2011 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Pana4"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

It's in Apple's interest to go after potential competitors before they have enough money to bankroll a defense.

It's plain easier to drag defenseless people through the courts. (Yes I'm being cynnical here).

Edited 2011-08-19 16:18 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Pana4
by searly on Fri 19th Aug 2011 16:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Pana4"
searly Member since:
2006-02-27

It's in Apple's interest to go after potential competitors before they have enough money to bankroll a defense.
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I think you may find Samsung a larger company than Apple

Samsung Revenue 2010 - $ 205.9 billion
Apple Revenue 2010 - $ 65.23 billion

... (not that I agree with what Apple did, just your argument does not hold)

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RE[4]: Comment by Pana4
by tidux on Fri 19th Aug 2011 17:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Pana4"
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2011-08-13

Between Samsung and Googorola (that sounds like some kaiju name from a Godzilla movie, but I digress), Apple is starting to upset a lot of powerful people. The funny part is, they're the only ones who are getting mad about it. Google tells their own employees that they need to use either Linux or a Mac for their office desktops. I wonder how long that will last with Apple continuing to attack everyone remotely related to smartphones or tablets.

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RE[4]: Comment by Pana4
by unclefester on Fri 19th Aug 2011 23:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Pana4"
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2007-01-13

Why Apple chose to attack Samsung in particular totally eludes me. Samsung doesn't even need their phone or tablet businesses to prosper.

However if this backfires eg the courts set a precedent weakening design protection Apple will be in dire trouble.

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