Apple calls for ban on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Sdahe, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2007
    San Juan, PR
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Apple Inc. on Monday submitted a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market.

    The products are: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.

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    WHAT?.... no Galaxy S3 there... :)
  2. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    S3 came out too,late,but it's most definitely in their crosshairs. Basically,the bottom line is all major Android OEMs are screwed. They would have to pay Apple $30-50 per phone in license fees thus making their products more expensive. The vast majority of Android phones sold are low to mid range variety with razor thin margins so Apple's tax will basically make their phones unprofitable.
  3. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2007
    San Juan, PR
    So the Galaxy S3 will go too?
  4. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    Doubt it.
  5. Vegastouch, Aug 27, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    It also only applies to the US know, where Apple has the biggest market for themselves.
    But , those older Galaxy phones such as the Galaxy S 4G...i doubt they are selling many of those anyways. It is a two year old phone. Kinda surprised the Galaxy Nexus wasnt on that list as well since they asked it to be banned once already. I doubt the GS3 is going to be on a list to be banned.

    However, it was also reported that people here in the US are snapping up Samsung phones like crazy in anticipation of this ban.

    I really doubt it comes to light though. They can ask all they want but there will be an appeal soon.

    Im sure there will be more Samsung phones out soon anyways. We already know they have two different Windows 8 phones coming out.

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