Almost a week ago we told you that a judge in a German court had upheld complaints by Apple, and banned sales of Samsungs latest tablet PC. Today we can tell you that Samsung rejoice with the news of the ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is to be lifted.
A spokesman for the Dusseldorf District Court Peter Schutz has confirmed that Samsung can now resume sales of its iPad rival throughout Europe, except Germany. According to an article on Cnet the ruling has come because the German court doesn’t have the power to ban sales of the Galaxy Tab outside of Germany.
The removal of the temporary injunction will be in effect until the two sides meet again in court later this month on the 25th. Apple and Samsung have been making claims against each over for a few months now, with Apple claiming the Galaxy Tab copied technology from the iPad.
There have been reports recently that allegedly Apple doctored images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, for the original court case in Germany last week. Webwereld studied the two images and concluded the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 looked almost identical in length.
But in reality the Galaxy Tab is in fact longer and more rectangular than the iPad 2. Also the Samsung tablet has an aspect ratio of 1.46, but the image used by Apple showed it to have 1.36 that is closer to the iPads 1.30. There are many that feel Apple have wrongly accused some of its competitors from copying its technology.
At the moment Apple rule the tablet market, and despite numerous new Android tablets being released it’s the iPad that most consumers want. There has even been speculation that the company could release another version of the iPad this year, but recent rumors are now suggesting otherwise.
Some may wonder if Apple despite its massive success and dominance, are starting to get seriously worried about the competition. What do you think? Does Samsung have a case to answer?
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