Apple’s bullying continues as a judge in California granted their demand that the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 be pulled off the market. Apple has been going after Samsung since the tablet was released, claiming the company had stolen the iPad’s design to make it and that it was harming their profits. They were able to get the tablet pulled in Europe and now in the US. Apple’s lawyers insist the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the iPad are “indistinguishable”.
“Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” U.S. District Court Lucy Koh wrote on Tuesday, adding the order should become effective once Apple posts a $2.6 million bond to protect against damages suffered by Samsung if the injunction is later found to have been wrong.
Samsung says they plan to appeal immediately and that the injunction does not affect the newly released Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and that retailers will be allowed to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1s they have remaining in stock.
Apple appears to be waging war against Android, but their demand to have sales of Motorola’s Android phones was thrown out of court, putting a ding in their armor.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and love it. I don’t think it’s anything like an iPad. It’s better. Do you think Apple is out of control or do you think Samsung is at fault? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!