Apple seeking to ban the Galaxy S III, Note & 15 more Samsung devices in the US
Well, it looks like Apple are taking a bigger stab at Samsung than we had thought. After we heard that Apple had won the US court-case against one of our favourite OEMs (which resulted in a $1.05 billion fine), we heard that Apple were taking things a bit further. At first, this was an injunction for the ban of eight Samsung devices from the US. Most of these had stopped being sold or were no longer as popular as newer models – namely, the Galaxy S II variants and a couple Galaxy S variants. Yeah, not the biggest deal in the world with the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note out there in the wild.
However, news has come in over the weekend that Apple are in fact taking this one step further. They have drastically ramped up the number of Sammy’s devices they would like to be stripped from the shelf. If you’ve got an easily upset stomach then I’d suggest averting your eyes from the list below.
• Galaxy S III – Verizon
• Galaxy Note
• Galaxy S II Skyrocket
• Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
• Galaxy S II
• Galaxy S II – T-Mobile
• Galaxy S II – AT&T
• Galaxy Nexus
• Captivate Glide
• Exhibit II 4G
• Transform Ultra
• Admire, Conquer 4G
Oh yeah, and not to mention that Apple has already sought injunctions against many of the Galaxy Tabs and the Galaxy Note 10.1, some of which have been successful. Yes, most of these devices are not available in Australia, but a few of the major (hyper-linked above) ones are most certainly on our shelves.
Don’t worry though, us Aussies don’t need to get scared just yet. Samsung Australia made a statement last week letting us know that the verdict in the US does not relate to Samsung’s operations in Australia and our own hearings a proceeding in September 2012 (Samsung vs Apple) and early 2013 (Apple vs Samsung).
However, if Apple does win an injunction against Samsung in the US it will surely hurt sales, their revenue, profit and in turn the money focused towards R&D, which would affect Samsung fans anywhere in the world. Time will tell how this all plays out in both the US and Australia, but one thing is for sure – Apple are really going all out.