The ongoing court battle between Apple and Samsung has now taken another twist following a court ruling. This means there will be no Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Australian consumers in the immediate future.
The device has been banned in the country after a court granted a temporary injunction on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple is claiming that Samsung has copied its products, and means Samsung can’t offer the device to consumers in its current form until the situation is resolved. According to The Guardian this could come from another ruling or if the two companies come to an agreement.
Samsung were hoping to launch the product in the market in time for Christmas, and follows similar rulings in Germany and The Netherlands. Samsung recently tried to offer Apple a deal that would allow the release of the device in Australia, which the company quickly turned down.
The Korean company is one of Apple’s biggest suppliers for components for various products, but the relationship is looking more strained by the day. The full details from the court ruling are set to be revealed tomorrow, but Federal court justice Annabelle Bennett, granted the order as she thought Apple had every chance of winning its trial against Samsung.
Samsung said they were disappointed with the ruling, and are seeking legal advice regarding its options. The company added it would continue proceedings against Apple to get its products out to its customers, and remained confident it could prove Apple was breaking its patents.
Who do you think will eventually win the legal battles between the two companies?