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Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 136

Posted by timothy
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tekgoblin writes "The suit against Samsung that Apple filed back in April has been full of surprises recently; Apple even asked to see some of Samsung's future devices. Now, Samsung is requesting to view Apple's upcoming devices such as the iPad 3 and iPhone 5."
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Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

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  • Re:Delaying Release (Score:5, Informative)

    by carou (88501) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @09:13AM (#36278974) Homepage Journal

    Except that's completely incorrect. I know the link says "asked to see some of Samsung's future devices" but that doesn't mean the request was granted. Rather:

    She [Judge Koh] also limited the results of discovery to "Outside Counsel Eyes Only," meaning neither Apple nor its in-house counsel will get a peek at the phones or related marketing materials.

    Apple will get no opportunity to rip off Samsung's pre-release designs. It's such a shame that the facts are so much less interesting than your speculation.

  • Re:iPad 3 is rumored (Score:2, Informative)

    by spire3661 (1038968) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @09:16AM (#36278990) Journal
    High likelyhood of being a Goatse link. Proceed with caution
  • by UnknowingFool (672806) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @01:23PM (#36280196)

    In the actual story, there are details about which products Apple wants to see. Samsung's products are already released or going to be released in the near future. They have been shown and demonstrated like at CES 2011 in February.

    • Galaxy S2: released in South Korea April 28, 2011
    • Galaxy 8.9: early summer 2011
    • Galaxy 10.1: release date June 8, 2011
    • Infuse 4G; released May 15, 2011
    • Droid Charge: released May 14, 2011

    Apple, however, has not announced nor shown their upcoming products. The public does not even know the name of upcoming products. This has been Apple's way of doing things for years. When Apple announces or shows their products, they will announce when they will be available and usually within weeks. The only exception I can remember is the original iPhone which had a six month lead; but the reason Apple stated that it announced so early was that it was going to be hard to keep it a secret much longer as they had to apply for FCC licensing. Apple applying for FCC licensing for a cell phone when they didn't make cell phones was going to be an public indication.

    The question one could ask is why Apple needs the design when the product is already released. The answer is rather simple: Samsung, as the manufacturer, is the only one that can provide official designs to Apple. Getting the designs from anyone else is not official.

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