Apple files motion for preliminary ban on Samsung Galaxy S III in US

By Shawn Knight · 24 replies
Jun 7, 2012
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  1. Apple has filed a motion in a California courtroom for a preliminary ban on Samsung's Galaxy S III handset ahead of its June 21 US launch date. Cupertino specifically asked...

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  2. Typical Apple, that being said it is smart business on their part. I guess I'm just miffed that there is a chance I wont get the phone when I want it.:)
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Seriously, Apple does this way too much. They are protecting themselves but in the end it is the consumer who gets hurt. If they could just compete without exploiting the legal system maybe I would have more respect. That being said, patent infringement is not cool and should be dealt with but I believe this is not about patent infringement as much as it is about Apple trying to buy time.
  4. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,935   +762

  5. It is most definitely to buy time. Also help pull away some impulse buys.
  6. My disinterest in Apple's products is slowly but surely turning into active dislike of a company that can no longer disguise its fascistic tendencies. I doubt I could ever bring myself to buy an Apple product.
  7. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    Oh come on have your read the pattens !! they sound more like Google pattens thatn Apple. this is over SIRI witch is kinda lame PLUS how long has voice search has been on ?!

    Ridiculous... It show how unconfident they are with their product if they must play dirty to win
  8. "Apple’s case against the Galaxy Nexus was filed in February and claims infringement of four specific patents. Cook and company say they haven’t had time to fully analyze the Galaxy S III over two of those patents, but they feel confident that the handset is in violation of the other two. "

    So let me get this straight Apple filed this just because they feel "Confident" it was in violation... that's like saying we are going to nuke france because we "Feel Confident" they have weapons of mass destruction they don't know but they feel it.... is it me or does apple just want to ban everything just because they feel its using something they have when they haven't checked it in any way.
  9. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

  10. ...and if Apple succeed, they piss off millions of people. How smart is that ?
  11. Tired of paying expensive phones due to Legal Fees instead of R&D.
  12. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    How bout that "free" market?
  13. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    if you cant beat them, sue them.

    The sooner apple goes under the better.
  14. Well everybody knows Samsung is blatantly copying the next iPhone that has not even been released.
  15. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 217

    apple needs to stop being a little b1tch and just focus on their own crap.
  16. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Well... they are confident the G3 infringes on their patents because it runs Android 4.0 (ICS), just like the HTC One X, which they also feel is infringing. Apple feels any phone running ICS infringes on their patents because there's a search function that searches multiple sources at once. Siri does this too, so Apple is mad.

    They piss off some Android users, who will hate them, but many more people won't notice anything except that the coolest phone in the store says Apple on it.
  17. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    'cause that made allot of sense...

    There are allot of things in this world that look very similar, as companies get closer to a paradigm that works the look and feel will be very much alike. Cars are a perfect example, minivans almost to a 'T' look identical, 5 door hatch backs in the compact market.. almost identical. There is no 'copying' it is using the best ergonomics for the human design for a given set of parameters in the case of the smartphone.

    As someone above intoned, I am well past the pint of being annoyed and antagonistic towards Apple, it's gotten tot he point where I hope some crack head eats the,'powers that be at Apple', faces off on a bridge in Miami now.

    quote="Guest, post: 1183782"]Well everybody knows Samsung is blatantly copying the next iPhone that has not even been released.[/quote]
  18. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    I agree. The products they make are half decent but for the price they suck. And then the company sucks balls. I sometimes wonder why they are still in business, but then I remember that they market their stuff as magical and the sheep flock...
  19. Again? this has to be a apple own every patent? No Mames....where is their technical source? so they are saying that in a few days they openned the phone and inspected the code of the modules and compare them with their own to see if they infringe a patent?....Apple is sick of can the ppl still buying their products?
  20. Could have made so much money on this bet!!!
    ..oh well, S IV will be out soon anyway; I'll go make a bet now :p
  21. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    They will DROP the suit about :10 seconds after the first iPhone 5 is sold LOL.
  22. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    HAHA Apple terrified a superior phone to its ijunk is coming out!
  23. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    What Im wondering is simple. When is Apple going to draw the attention of whatever govt. dept that oversees lawsuits? How many more frivilous lawsuits does Apple have to file before someone smacks them in the head and says no?
  24. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Wow. Can you say that Apple is afraid of competition much? Why is it that when you're a Goliath, you're always afraid that David is going to take you down? You can't be on top all of the time.

    Oh and patents? JUNK nowadays. They give you patents for the most broad, generalized and useless things. Apple just patented a shape for their Macbook Air. A SHAPE! I mean I know individuality should flourish and some companies are just shameless with stealing ideas but come on!
  25. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Oh and BTW the FTC just said that they think it's a bad idea to stop any phones from not being let into the country because of this patent crappery.

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