Sunday , December 17 2017

Apple blocks Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Australia, Samsung gets shown who’s boss

Update: Galaxy Tab 10.1 will come to Australia, read Samsung’s statement here.

Guess who got shown up in the Federal Court today? Samsung, of course. Apple filed an injunction against Samsung stopping them from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in Australia, which means both Vodafone and Optus aren’t legally allowed to sell them until this lawsuit has been sorted out by both Apple and Samsung.

The court ruled in favour of Apple, who claimed that Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringed on 10 of their patents including the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology of the iPad. I tend to take Apple’s side on this, I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it’s a tad too similar. Hopefully this will show Samsung that they need to develop their own designs, which they’re well and truly capable of.

We’ll update this post should we hear back from Samsung, Vodafone or Optus.

Source: Bloomberg.

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Mohammed
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Mohammed

What a selfish company this apple, deprive Samsung and all the rest of us from having a different tab than the iPad which is really strict in every way ,annoying at best. I’m selling my iPad and will never buy anything apple, it’s a dieing company in the tablet market.

Guest
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Guest

apple just can’t accept that a superior product was about to launch and smash them in the market and just want to stall it’s release. They don’t even realise that all the suckers who buy thier products are finally waking up to the fact apple bosses are nothing but bullies.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Actually I get one of  Samsung Galaxy Tab from Amazon.
$300 bucks 🙂
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00519RW1U?ie=UTF8&tag=nooideacom-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B00519RW1U&redirect=true 

what a pity if it wont launch in Australia… Evil Apple!!

Skawls14
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Skawls14

hey… u really thing samsung copy apple?
does that  mean other than apple can not make tablet pc?
do u know apple is not the first company where lauch tablet pc?
If u have own eyes, u thing they look simmilar?
tab is longer…
with edge… all tablet pc;s are around…. – –

Rowan Turner
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Apple are such dicks, the patents in question should be abolished. For a company so driven by popularity they are really screwing it up by carrying on like babies, as seen by the comments here, anti-competitive law suits to stifle innovation only turn people away. (oh except for the religiously blind iTrolls that wouldn’t consider anything but an iToy anyway) Also has everyone else noticed how the new notification bar in iOS5, that seems to be the most anticipated feature of the OS iteration, is the same thing Android had from the beginning? Anyone seen law suits from Google on this? Here’s… Read more »
Brendan
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Brendan

You take apples side? Are you retarded?

Achraf
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Achraf

Fuck off are they still whining about tochscreen?!?! I’ll NEVER eat an apple again….

Anonymous
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Anonymous

apple does not go after the chinese copy cats of its products built by major chinese vendors, for fruits sake it does not even go after the fake apple stores, but it likes going after companies like sammy, lets see apple go after lenovo,huawei,zte..scared much appy.

It would get banned in china if it were to go after chinese companies,faster than cupertino can say ni hao.

It exploits these ridculous patent laws and goes after its strongest competitor.mostly in western democracies,apple cannot do the same for chinese companies.

Frank Ellis
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Frank Ellis

This reminds me of when Apple went to court because they claimed the new Woolworths logo was too similar to the Apple logo….seriously! wtf!

I really hope Samsung (or anyone for that matter) go after Apple for price fixing, they’ve got away with it for way too long!
I wonder how long it will take to overturn this injunction, if they do at all?

Grunger
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Grunger

Dear Apple

Fuck you very much

Yours not so sincerely
Extremely annoyed Android user.

mcFactor
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who gives a shit about your problems?

mcFactor_is_a_loser
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mcFactor_is_a_loser

mcFactor you piece of $hit, what a dumb loser… get a life you sick fanboi

Pcupitt
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Pcupitt
I HATE Apple with a passion.  Can’t even stand a little competition.  The company founders (both hackers and phreakers) are really lonely nerds who can’t drag themselves out of the basement (in a mental way). I have saved the money for one of these and was two weeks away from buying one until these scumbags stuck their jealous little noses into things.  Looks like they ran and told on someone(That’ll show em). Fight like men and not like spoiled little gutter brats APPLE !!!  Even if I am prevented from buying one of these excellent devices, I do NOT see… Read more »
mcFactor
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> I HATE Apple with a passion
you should contact your doctor…

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In a Federal Court filing obtained by Fairfax Media, Apple accuses Samsung of misleading and deceptive conduct and demands damages. It accuses Samsung of misleading consumers by making representations “to the effect” that the Galaxy Tab 10.1: – is the iPad 2. – is a version of the iPad 2. – has the same performance characteristics as the iPad 2. – is manufactured/supplied by Apple. – is licensed, sponsored, approved by or otherwise associated with Apple. – is of the same quality and standard as the iPad. Apple is demanding that all of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 stock be delivered… Read more »
Frank Ellis
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Frank Ellis

ahahahah thats hilarious! If Samsung made it look like an Apple product LESS people would buy it. 

mcFactor
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oh, pleeeaaassseee… 15 million of iPads (march 2001) vs 6 millions Tabs (april 2011)

Isaac
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Isaac
The patents considered infringed by the friuties are as follows Standard Patents- 2008201540: List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display- 2005246219: Multipoint touchscreen- 2007283771: Portable electronic device for photo management- 2009200366: List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display- 2007286532: Touch screen device, method and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics Innovation Patents- 2008100283: List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display- 2008100372: Electronic device for photo management- 2009100820: Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image- 2008100419: Unlocking a device by… Read more »
Isaac
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Isaac

with one of the fastest growing android usage rates in the world i knew the fruity boys wud start pissing in their pants and sure they have but i am just happy that now even more people who dint know about the tab are now consulting google and those like me who were waiting for the launch are heading to EBAY you cant stop us pissy friut pants lol

rick cross
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Im quite sure Samsung is showing apple who’s boss by “severing ties for Samsungs chip manufacturing and potentially NAND flash storage, both of which are used heavily in the iPad and iPad 2 devices’.
lololololololololol

mcFactor
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samsung is not the one chip manufacturing company… and they like apple’s money

Next Level Don
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Read the court filings – in actual fact they did. So please stop trolling on here and fanboi somewhere else mate. You are a clown. 

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samsung are onto a winning design with the galaxy sII , why not do the tab as a version of that with a few tweaks to make it even less similar to apples products,have a black or fully white version available, use a plastic backing to make it super thin,lightweight and capable of great signal/reception. on the software side, ensure touchwiz is well differentiated from the iOS homescreen paradigm. 

mcFactor
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> why not do the tab as a version
question is why they didn’t do it at first place, but was trying to copy apple device?

Next Level Don
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Since I bought mine a couple of weeks ago I might head on in to the Apple store and ask them to show me how to use it and sell me some accessories. Since it’s the same device they shouldn’t have any trouble doing that should they? Otherwise I will just throw a tantrum and start screaming “it’s MAGICAL” and block anyone from buying any iCrap. This is how Apple act as a company. Childish and pathetic.  It makes me truly disappointed that this country is so naive to the bullshit anti-competitive practices Apple employ. Everyone seems to think they… Read more »
mcFactor
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apple never said it’s SAME device. don’t be SOOOO childish and pathetic.

Anonymous
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Read this http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/tablet-wars-apple-seeks-to-destroy-rival-galaxy-20110802-1i90c.html#utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tweetbutton “n a Federal Court filing obtained by Fairfax Media, Apple accuses Samsung of misleading and deceptive conduct and demands damages. It accuses Samsung of misleading consumers by making representations “to the effect” that the Galaxy Tab 10.1: – is the iPad 2. – is a version of the iPad 2. – has the same performance characteristics as the iPad 2. – is manufactured/supplied by Apple. – is licensed, sponsored, approved by or otherwise associated with Apple. – is of the same quality and standard as the iPad. Also found in the court application are demands by Apple… Read more »
Dy4me
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Dy4me

i think we need to team up and voice out opinion.or else APPLE wins. Worse still the consumer looses. cuz monopoly is never good.  

Coda
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Coda

You’re a looser, apple.

Sean Kavanagh
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Thanks Apple, you just made me want one even more 🙂

Dy4me
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Dy4me

Buzz i realize that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 hasn’t actually launched here yet,so they are trying to block it. But then why hasnt appple blocked the launch in the UK? It hasnt launched there either

Dylan Waghorne
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what a bunch of fucking wankers

Nozx
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Nozx
Robert Sleight
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Robert Sleight

What a joke I was hoping to get one of these this month, ahhhh Now I hate Apple even more! 

Floonine
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Floonine

Goddammit, Apple needs to chill out and stop crying so much. 

FelipeCh
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FelipeCh

OMG they copied the touchscreen and the “look and feel”… next those evil men will start using Apple’s polymers and metals!!

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On my reading of the Bloomberg article and various others on the subject of this dispute it would seem that Samsung have an Agreement with Apple not to sell some of their products in certain markets while this dispute is on so as not to prejudice the outcome. It would appear: A. Samsung have decided not to release the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and the Galaxy S II in the US while the patent dispute remains unresolved. What happened in the Federal Court was perhaps a formalising of the above agreement. B. Apple have not successfully “blocked” the sale… Read more »
Vrooom
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Vrooom

Apple check your undies for shit stains. One thing apples forgot when they accused samsung of copying. How could samsung be them when their phones work.

Aleksandar Balalovski
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Aleksandar Balalovski

The author of the article.. is this informative portal or your own blog? If it’s your own blog then your personal opinion about Samsung and how you feel in this lawsuit are fine, but mean nothing to me, so I take nothing of this seriously.. but if it’s informative portal, be objective and don’t take sides. On the other hand, have you seen the Samsung UI design from back before iPhone? It’s the same as iPhone.. or the other way around. 

Lucas Burnett
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Personal opinions are apart of this site. We write from our perspective for our readers. This will not change, we are not a newspaper.

Mystery
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Mystery

Would you rather have straight news? That would be extremely boring. It’s sometimes nice for writers to put a few of their personal opinions in. It was only like 1-2 lines anyway. 

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Make no mistake people, Samsung is the manufacturer of Android products that has increased it’s marketshare in the mobile area (mostly phones) far more than any other recently (Q1, 2010 to Q1, 2011) by around 10%, HTC by around 4%, Apple by around 3%, others to a lesser extent.  Apple are also suing HTC.  68% of Apple’s total portfolio revenue comes from their mobile products (iphone 47% + ipad 21%). Android has caught iOS off guard with fantastic innovation on the hardware side mostly from Samsung & HTC and obviously on the software side with fantastic innovations that we know… Read more »
Lucas Burnett
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Great comment Geoff, Apple went after Nokia and lost

Anon
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Anon

apple suck balls. that’s my contribution

Ballzingski
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Ballzingski

I bet the Judge is big Iphone Itunes user

Jake Oliver
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Jake Oliver

Going to quote XDA here for a moment:
“It seems that either Apple has too much money, free lawyers, or just flat out ran out of ideas on how to make their product more competitive in a market saturated by Android devices, which keep multiplying like rabbits.”

It’s a shame none of this is getting any publicity in the mainstream media. Would be rather nice to see Apple shown up as the noxious Patent trolls they are.

kaisnowy
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kaisnowy

wow, I never thought I would be saying this but I’m actually glad I bought the 10.1v 🙂

sp20
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sp20

The funny thing is that Samsung actually manufactures the processors and a few other components for the iPhone and iPad.

Matt
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Matt

I think apple are discontinuing that relationship.

Level380
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Level380

I hate apple…….. Learn to beat them with features not lawsuits!

Nozx
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Nozx

i was almost heartbroken when i saw this…

Dy4me
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Dy4me

I hope Samsung block the ipad3

Jake Oliver
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Jake Oliver

Yeah, can’t see Samsung being to keen to produce any hardware for Apple in the near future.

Scott
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i agree- but tbh how many different designs can one make for a tablet.  its black, flat etc.  revolutionary!?!?

Apple are running scared and trying to stop others overtaking them, but they are doing it using the courts rather than how they should be, innovation.  

Wolf
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Wolf

I’m with Buzz – Samsung need to stop trying to be the iPhone/iPad of Android and start coming up with original designs for both external hardware and UI.

Asdf
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Asdf

Where would we be if automakers sued each other for innovations such as a steering wheel and brake pedals?

Matt
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Matt

Black – nice colour. Thin – who wants fat. Rectangular – well pentagonal screens haven’t really boomed in the market yet. Rounded corners – look nice, *and* don’t have pointy edges!

Software – well, rounded application icons, and a common application tray.If you can patent those ideas, then I don’t want to live on this planet any more.

The internet sucks
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You’ve never used an iPad and a Tab.

Alexeiwatson
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Alexeiwatson

You take apples side?? Why?? Because its thin? Its a tablet! How physically different can it be? The software is different, the hardware is different. This is a joke. I’m going to import. Out of principle.

Peter Simpson
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Peter Simpson

Not buying Apple again, not even for when the girlfriend needs to upgrade her iPhone. I was mildly interested in the iPad, but I was definitely interested in the competition as well. If I have a forced choice, then I’d rather not make it at all.

Dy4me
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Dy4me

This just goes to show what a stupid country we live in. Apple tried the same thing in the US. And they are still allowed to sell the tab there till the lawsuite finishes. but in australia. No, dont sell it. I just think apple is finally scared! and we live in a country with too many rules.

Interesting......
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Interesting......

Wow this is interesting…..
I believe Australia is the first country in which this has happened.

Lucas Burnett
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From my knowledge… correct

Isaac
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Isaac

the nanny state strikes again

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wow that is big news! While there are similarities, they are only skin deep, seems a bit extreme to block sales altogether! Hopefully this gets resolved soon because the people who are truly disadvantaged here are the consumers

Framingpixels
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Framingpixels

The only people who are disadvantaged are the local retailers. Who don’t care if you buy brand X or Y.. Just that you buy from them, and not go online and import from OS.. local telcos and retailers that sell competing products to Apple should put a freeze on selling Apple in this country.. Because the consumer is not locked into the local market!

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