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Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 136

Posted by timothy
from the i-tit-for-i-tat dept.
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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  • Delaying Release (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Nerdfest (867930) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @08:47AM (#36278878)
    I found the comment that this may delay their release the most interesting. If true, perhaps this will stop Apple and others from abusing the legal system in the future. Smart move on Samsung's part.
  • by TheyTookOurJobs (1930780) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @08:48AM (#36278888)
    While I completely believe Apple is paranoid enough to believe that everyone is stealing their generic unappealing design, it's frightening that a judge can tell Samsung to pull down it's pants and cough.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 29, 2011 @08:56AM (#36278922)

    I believe that's only half the reason.

    The other half would be so Apple doesn't look at their designs, go "Oh snap that looks good" then rip it off for their next device. This way they both get to have the fun of being both sides of this assfuck.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 29, 2011 @09:16AM (#36278992)

    I mean generic sure but "unappealing" is a bit ridiculous being that they're the most popular single devices out there.

    But hey, you're just trolling and I have fed you. Congrats.

  • by cheros (223479) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @11:11AM (#36279454)

    Watch Johanna Blakely talk at TED [youtube.com] about the fashion industry.

    It's got a number of rather interesting points:

    - designers take creative input from anywhere
    - logos on goods are the only thing you cannot copy
    - the customers for copied goods are not the customers a designer would normally have anyway, something the music and film industry might have to start thinking about (Microsoft understands this better - it's what they use for initial market penetration).

    Worth watching, whatever side of the IP fence you live..

  • by wvmarle (1070040) on Sunday May 29, 2011 @12:01PM (#36279706)

    - the customers for copied goods are not the customers a designer would normally have anyway

    While (mostly) true, there is a good reason for fashion designers to crack down on copied goods: brand dilution. In Hong Kong it appears almost all women are walking around with the typical LV-styled hand bags. Standard in brown with golden logo printed all over. But of course most of those are cheap mainland-made rip-offs bought across the border or on local street markets.

    Those that spend a lot of money for the real thing do not stand out anymore. There is no reason to buy such a bag anymore, and the reason for a fashion-conscious person to buy some designer stuff is to have something unique. Why else pay the big bucks?

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