It’s hard to believe that Apple actually buys parts from Samsung. Earlier this year Apple sued Samsung saying alleging that Samsung stole designs from Apple’s iPhone and iPad products for Samsung’s mobile devices.
The original lawsuit brought on by Apple alleged that the designs for the: Galaxy S, Nexus S, Epic 4G, and Galaxy Tabs were copied from Apple designs. They have now amended the lawsuit to include the Droid Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Gravity, Infuse 4G, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Galaxy S II. (like we said nearly every Samsung Android, at least the new ones).
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As Boy Genius Report’s Todd Haseton says, the kicker is that Apple has also named the QWERTY keyboard laden Sidekick 4G to the list. Of course the Epic 4G, also with a qwerty keyboard is in the original suit. We all know Apple has yet to make a mobile product with a qwerty keyboard, and most likely won’t. We also know that the Sidekick 4G is based on the original Sidekick a brain child of Andy Rubin, the creator of Android.
In the lawsuit Apple says Samsung makes “products that blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success”
Samsung immediately responded to the initial suit. Apple demanded to see all of Samsung’s upcoming devices and Samsung immediately requested the same thing from the courts. Samsung has been in the mobile phone business a lot longer than Apple.
Whatever happens the courts definitely have their hands full with this one. Despite the fact this lawsuit is on-going, Apple continues to buy chips that power the iPhone and iPad from Samsung’s semi-conductor business unit although it’s been reported that Apple is shopping for other vendors.