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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Aragorn992
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2007-05-27

"[q]Apple has finally "jumped the shark". Any corporation that is so arrogant that it deliberately falsifies court evidence to block competitors has massive problems. This can only end very, very badly for Apple.


I disagree. This kind of aggression and ruthlessness makes me admire Apple from a purely capitalist point of view. I wish I had shares in this company ;)

It's funny how long it took someone to notice such an obvious falsification.
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Last I checked falsifying evidence is very big no no in any court in the world. How can you admire a company that uses clearly unmoral and unethical tactic's to get an edge. Its only thing to do it and not get busted but when you do it in a court filing that is a can of worms Apple shouldn't of opened. I'm no lawyer but Samsung seems to have legal ground to sue for least 3 weeks of lost sales over this. [/q]

I said: "from a purely capitalist point of view". The down votes suggest others, and also perhaps you, missed the word "purely" in my original post. Of course, when taking into account the law, it is far from admirable.

Getting into morals is ridiculous though. A company, by law, must put profit ahead of everything else (whilst of course still abiding by other laws :p).

It still amazes me that people cannot admire something for a specific aspect while not admiring (or even despising) other aspects of that same thing.

Also, just wanted to add. You saying that lying is "unmoral and unethical" is nothing more than your opinion. That fact that lying is against the law does not change this.

Edited 2011-08-20 04:43 UTC

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