Apple rejects Samsung compromise offer for Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

Samsung logoApple has rejected an offer from rival Samsung that would have allowed the South Korean electronics maker to release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia.

Samsung had offered last week to "help ensure an expedited court hearing" if Apple would allow the immediate launch of its tablet in the country, as noted by Reuters. Though Apple had ">conceded that the deal contained some potential benefit for the company, it ultimately decided to reject the offer.

"It is one we don't accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch (of the Galaxy 10.1) and maintain the status quo," Apple attorney Steven Burley told the Federal Court on Tuesday.

A settlement is "not going to be achievable…given the positions advanced by each party," a Samsung lawyer told the court. The electronics maker has agreed to take out two features from its tablet that allegedly infringe on Apple's patents, leaving the two companies to debate over whether the devices violates just one of Apple's patents.

Samsung had previously agreed to delay sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until after the judge issues a ruling on the injunction request, expected to come later this week.

The legal conflict between the two electronics giants has grown tense since Apple made the first move in April, accusing its rival of copying the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad. Samsung quickly responded with its own counter-complaints.

For its part, Apple has won a few early victories against Samsung in Europe. Last month, a German district court issued a permanent ban barring sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country. A Netherlands court in August blocked some models of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones from being sold.

Attorneys for the iPad maker revealed last week that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had approached Samsung last year to discuss its grievances. But, after negotiations broke down, Apple turned to the courts to resolve the matter.

Source: AppleInsider

Tags: Apple, legal action, Samsung, tablets

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)