Apple Gets Another Delay For Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Australia
Apple succeeded again in obtaining another delay for the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
Apple managed to get another Australian delay for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Sunday. Samsung was scheduled to ship the Android tablet to the said country on September 12 after the first delay, but they agreed to move it back to September 30 — almost a month after the original release date.
The company dropped its objections after Federal Court Judge Annabelle Bennett said it would only make sense to wait until a hearing, due in the last week of September, that would determine whether a preliminary injunction would be upheld. The original agreement not to sell Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia was based on the US version of the said tablet, but with a view to the Australian version being different. However, it’s now likely that the Australian Galaxy 10.1 is shipping with the custom TouchWiz interface preloaded.
In an attempt to jab Samsung in the court, Steve Burley – Apple’s attorney – claimed that the changes reflected “reduced functionality.” Meanwhile, Samsung denied the said allegations and accused Apple of trying to advertise itself in a courtroom.
Samsung faces an uphill battle in denying Apple’s requests for preliminary product bans across the world. In Australia, it was already warned that it could be on the losing side of the said dispute. Apple also sustained a German ban and won a Dutch ban on phones. Any US action won’t be possible until October, but Apple has already managed to move a trial set up and reduce Samsung’s chances of winning in their defense.
Much of Samsung’s current defense has had limited success, with accusations of distorted visual evidence doing little in Germany. It has taken the unusual tactic of citing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 as prior art and otherwise trying to portray the iPad and Galaxy Tab designs as obvious.View Article Source »