The saga between Samsung and Apple has taken a new turn, as a judge wants to see the Samsung Galaxy S2, Tab 8.9 and 10.1 to see if they have in fact been inspired by the iPhone and iPad. We all know by now that the Korean consumer electronics maker denies such a thing, but it must be a bitter pill for them to swallow handing over their handsets and tablets.
The company has 30 days to comply with the request, which also includes the Droid Charge and the Infuse 4G. In cases like this they normally have 3 months to handover samples, but according to Court House News this has had to be reduced as the products that are due for release may cause confusion, as they are not only described but also packaged in a similar way to Apple products.
Apple has tried to force Samsung not to release these products in the past, but all attempts have failed so far. Apple might have to go one step further and take out some sort of injunction to stop Samsung from selling some of the above products. Currently the judge has not taken any sides just yet, but agreed that it did warrant a closer look at the devices in question.
Apple is doing all they can to help things go their way, so much so that they have provide the courts with images of said Samsung products. This issue can still go on for months, so we really do not know where this will leave Samsung, as some of the devices are due to be released shortly.
Do you think that Apple has a strong case against Samsung?