Last week we saw some cool looking iPhone concept designs that Apple had in its files but never made them a reality. Alas, this time we won’t get to see the similar amazing pics for the iPad, as Apple has asked Samsung from making public “confidential” and “competitively sensitive” information in todays court proceedings.
In fact the last weeks image leak got Samsung under fire from Apple. Here’s what Apple wrote to the U.S. judge Lucy Koh, who’s been preceding over the case,
Without further action, these highly confidential exhibits will be publicly disclosed causing severe harm to Apple.
So, they have requested to keep these images private.
The iPhone, introduced back in 2007 is nothing like what Apple had originally intended it to be. The designs revealed by AllThingsD, give an interesting twist to the iPhone story!
These designs have entered the public domain because of the Apple-Samsung lawsuit. So, check out these amazing designs! There are about a hundred pics on this at AllthingsD.
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The German ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was expanded today to the entire EU. As of now though, Samsung can still sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1N in the region.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 was banned in Germany for violating Apple’s design patents earlier by the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court. Samsung however prevailed on the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, which will continue to sell.
The Galaxy 10.1N patent fight was over Apple, “feeling” that the Galaxy tab had copied the look and the feel of the device from iPad.
With so many tablets in the market, each suing the other. All it seems is a battle for profits. Tablet is a very generic design, and something must be done by the agencies itself to prevent unnecessary legal litigations against companies.
The story that stands today is, anyone who makes a flat looking pad like device, is a “copy” of the Apple design. Now do you think that’s really fair?
The Dusseldorf Regional Court in Germany, today rejected Apple’s claim that Motorola Xoom tablet infringes Apple’s European design registration on the iPad.
Apple hadn’t seen this kind of luck before, on the claims against the Samsung. This is the first time Apple is facing hard luck.
It would be worthwhile to notice that the same court earlier ruled out that the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N didn’t violate Apple’s infringements allegations either.
The court also rejects Motorola’s plea that claims the iPad design to be invalid. With an outcome that was essentially a truce between the two parties, the court has reportedly split up the legal costs associated with the case. However, Apple is paying two-thirds and Motorola pays only one-third.
If you look at the tablet and the mobile segment, not much appears to be happening, except for better screen resolution, better camera, storage capacity and battery life. Nothing mind-blowing as such.
While the devices are unveiled in market. Samsung has been quietly working on a flexible screen. The flexible AMOLED technology now even has a name. Which means, we can soon expect to see these flexible screens on our devices.
“Youm” is what it is called. Not only this, the screen is so malleable that it can be bent into an arc or a wave. Samsung calls it “unbreakable.”
Samsung is intending on using “youm” in its next generation tablets and other devices. The company is also planing on a tablet that can display 3D images through the use of augmented-reality system.
It sounds like an exciting proposition, of having a foldable television in your backpack. Then all I would need is the Xbox in my pocket, and the TV in my backpack!
So we know that Samsung is in a patent warfare with Apple. Maybe there was genuinely a patent infringement, but one must always remember, “innocent until proven guilty.”
I came across this interesting pc world article titled, “Samsung-Apple rivalry spreads to retail stores.” Apple fans can’t go about claiming everything that someone else creates, has to have been created by Apple first. Now what is being said that Samsung is “even” copying Apple’s stores! The way the article puts this is -
But Apple doesn’t own the corner on using an open floor design and it certainly didn’t invent the idea of minimalism. And any retail store that sells phones and gadgets is going to have tables for playing with them. Microsoft stores do.
Which is absolutely right. Tomorrow if you have a basketful of Apples and put a sticker on them saying “Apple” and start selling them, is that a trademark violation? What about the mobile phone buttons, somebody made them for the first time? Patent infringement is just a business, and it’s a new source of making money for the big corporates.
PS: I still like the iPhone for its size and flow, no other phone has been able to create that kind of flow and simplicity!