Apple Calls Samsung's Request to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 an 'Attempt to Harass'

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Late last month, Samsung attempted to escalate its patent dispute with Apple by requesting to see Apple's next-generation iPhone and iPad models, ostensibly to help it defend itself against Apple's charges of copying and other infringement. The request was made after Apple requested and was granted access to unreleased Samsung hardware, although that hardware had already been extensively advertised and demoed by Samsung.


    FOSS Patents now reports that Apple has filed a response to Samsung's request, referring to the move as an "improper attempt to harass" Apple by requesting to see secret hardware that bears no relevance to Apple's claims against Samsung. From Apple's filing:
    Samsung has until this Friday to produce the samples of unreleased hardware to Apple, after which time Apple will decide whether to proceed with a request for a preliminary injunction barring Samsung from selling the new products, a move that could give Apple significant leverage in extracting a settlement from Samsung. This Friday should also see a ruling on whether Samsung will be permitted access to Apple's next-generation hardware.

    Article Link: Apple Calls Samsung's Request to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 an 'Attempt to Harass'
  2. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009

    i was expecting apple to invite a few samsung engineers to their labs to discuss everything in detail and send them back with demo units
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
  4. macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
    Weak response... Samsung's gambit is a good one...
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2010
    Really, I gotta side with Apple.

    Samsung had already shown their products in public no less. I don't think the two are equivalent.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jerome Morrow

    Jun 13, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Sarcasm on or off?
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Is Samsungs products really THAT similar to Apples... :confused:
  8. ghostlyorb, Jun 14, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 14, 2011

    macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    Samsung just got greedy and thought they could get the first unofficial sneak peak of new devices! ha.. fail

    yeah... a lot. the comparison pics are alike in many ways, (my opinion of course!)
  9. macrumors 68000


    Apr 17, 2008
    And I was expecting Apple to not feel so vulnerable to such a request since its not like the public would have seen it. Its not like Samsung said we need you to show off your phone to the world before your ready. :rolleyes:

    Ah the fangirls must be all up in arms on this one.
  10. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Engineers are not involved on either side. Just lawyers.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2004
    This was pretty blatant. Apple's suing them for violating its patents. Apple requests to see recently announced/released products to see if it needs to include them in the suit.

    Samsung needs to see Apple's products because...???

    It's completely irrelevant?

    Unless they really do base their product designs on what comes out of Apple? There are easier ways to admit guilt.
  12. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    MacRumors - Conflicted

    Blogs/Serious Blogs - Yes: Samsungs Bad

    Engadget comment section - **** Apple.

    Go figure.
  13. macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
  14. macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2006
    Why a company (Samsung) would request to see unreleased products of a company they're accused of copying (Apple) is beyond me. :confused: I tend to think Apple is right for calling Samsung's "request" unwarranted.
  15. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you actually read the news item, the reasoning is spelled out in the first sentence.

  16. macrumors 68000


    Apr 17, 2008
    Everything is similar its made for humans by humans have you seen all the android phones they all look similar only one does not and that's blackberry's.

    Tablets are the same, from the front they look similar but I don't see Sony and Samsung going bat **** crazy over it. I am all for Apples secret fixation but a bit over the top on this one. Way to much on the side of conspiracy paranoia on Apples part.

    Maybe next Samsung need to put on the phone and adds THIS IS NOT AN IPHONE so Apple will relax. :eek:

    Apple wants something for less that would make more sense for all this.
  17. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Ah, yes, because if someone steals from you and you tell the cops to check their house for your TV set then the thief has the right to ask the cops to search your house too.

    Because, you know, fairsees.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Apr 17, 2008
    The Joker has a hand it all this, twist the truth to suit his demented mind, Robin.:D
  19. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Try using the two side by side ;) Whilst it cant be denied that the lock screen and home screens are near identical, everything else is almost stock Android (I.E Not even remotely similar to what iOS has).

    At this point, Apple are lucky Google aren't demanding a copy of iOS 5 to see if the stole the notification system :D

    IMO neither company deserves to see each others products. At the end of the day, one runs Android the other iOS, two VERY different operating systems with almost zero similarities.

    Apple potentially ripped the iOS home screen design from the LG Prada but you don't see them complaining.
  20. macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
  21. macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2010
    Oh no! A legal story that links to a blog written by someone without a legal background and commented on here by posters who will pick and choose sides based on interests and not the law. What could possibly go wrong . . .
  22. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    So a company requests for future devices?

    So now every company should call for future products so that they don't infringe on any of the IP. Sure.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2010
    So when Apple demands to see prototypes, it's ok. But when Samsung requests exactly the same thing, it's called harassment? Interesting...
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Please delete your comment before LG sees it, launches a lawsuit and we have to sit through more of the litigation articles.
  25. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2006
    i love apple, but this was a straight up genius move by samsung to "play games" with apple.

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