There were rumors yesterday that Samsung was planning on stopping shipments of LCD displays to Apple in the next year. Samsung has officially responded and has discounted those rumors.
Perhaps things will keep on keeping on between the two companies, or maybe Samsung just is not ready for the world to know that they are dropping Apple as a customer.
Source: The Verge
It looks like Samsung might be shrinking their business relationship with Apple soon. Samsung currently manufacturers a portion of the retina screens for the iPad 3, but The Korean Times reports that Samsung will stop next year.
The Joy of Tech, a webcomic, has a humorous take on how Apple might be handling being forced to publicly acknowledge that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
I have to agree that the iPad 2 is a little more cool looking than the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung likes to use lots of plastic, but that is not always the most attractive thing. I do think that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a beautiful device, but the iPad 2 is slightly more visually appealing in my opinion.
Source: Geek Culture
Apple must publish on its British website and in newspapers that Samsung did not copy the iPad. Samsung has taken a hit to its public image thanks to all the claims that the Galaxy Tab line is just a copy of the iPad. A UK judge has already ruled that none of the design patents were infringed.
Samsung issued this statement after the hearing was over, “Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited.”
Apple is the undisputed market leader and they continue to sue companies that have a fraction of the market share. Apple is being the bully while pretending they are the victim.
Apple has gotten the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in other countries, but they have just won a preliminary injunction in the United States. A preliminary injunction is a temporary measure to stop sales that a judge can grant before a final decision is made. This is nothing to worry about because buying a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 now would not be a good idea. You can probably score a used one for a good deal, but why buy a new Tegra 2 tablet when you can buy a Tegra 3 tablet for the same price?
Source: All Things D