Samsung offers Apple a deal to allow Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch in Australia

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in iPad edited January 2014
In hopes of launching its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia next week, Samsung has offered Apple a mystery deal that the iPhone maker admitted has favorable benefits to both sides.



Samsung is pushing to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia as soon as possible so it doesn't miss out on the holiday buying season, but sales of the device have been held up by a court injunction. Now, Samsung has attempted to smooth things over behind the scenes, according to The Wall Street Journal.



"It wasn't clear what Apple would gain from any agreement, as details of the proposed deal were not discussed in full in front of the court," the report said. "But Apple's attorney, Stephen Burley, conceded there was some potential benefit from an agreement on the matter. '(Samsung's) inconvenience would be diminished and we would be comforted' by such a deal, he said."



While the proposed deal would not entirely resolve the dispute between Apple and Samsung, in which Samsung has been accused of copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad, a truce between the two companies could allow the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to go on sale.



Samsung was forced to delay the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in August due to its ongoing lawsuit with Apple. A judge in Australia did not yet rule on whether the Galaxy Tab infringes on Apple's patents, but did prevent sales of the device.







The legal battle between Samsung and Apple began in April, when Apple filed a lawsuit in the U.S. accusing Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad. In addition to the ban in Australia, sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 have also been halted in Germany.



Samsung has fired back with its own lawsuits against Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of violating patents related to 3G wireless technology. The legal battle between the two technology giants now spans across the world, with lawsuits in four different continents.
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  • Reply 1 of 77
    So, what's the deal?



    Where's the story here?
  • Reply 2 of 77
    "We will build iPad 3 for half price..."
  • Reply 3 of 77
    ikolikol Posts: 369member
    "We will redirect our nuclear warheads away from Cupertino."
  • Reply 4 of 77
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BuzDots View Post


    "We will build iPad 3 for half price..."



    Samsung doesn't build the iPad, but, a favor for the A6/A7/A8 chip is possible.
  • Reply 5 of 77
    Does this mean Samsung feels their counter suit case isn't as strong as Apple's copycat case?
  • Reply 6 of 77
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 7 of 77
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Hey apple, I will make you an offer you can't refuse. Some mafia like dealing here. Maybe the Tab will run Bada.





  • Reply 8 of 77
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by King of Beige View Post


    So, what's the deal?



    Where's the story here?



    The story is that Sam sees they have no case and want to get their product out to market. It's called a settlement offer. Usually when the weaker party finally realizes they don't have the upper hand they come crawling on their knees trying to salvage something.
  • Reply 9 of 77
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by King of Beige View Post


    So, what's the deal?



    Where's the story here?



    You're kidding, right? Right?



    No?



    Oh well.



    The frakking deal is secret. It's right damn there, "mystery deal". You aren't a special person Samsung and Apple want to poll for approval of their secret dealings behind the scenes in trying to settle a lawsuit that is completely keeping a product out of the Aussie marketplace.



    As for where is the story? Again, you're kidding right? No? Damn you show less reading comprehension than the average political pundit on these boards.



    Let me lay it out for you and them. Samsung is either A) FOLDING or B)not folding. There that covers it all.



    Now if you want to look a little deeper, the comment by Apple's attorney that there may be value in the deal for Apple is heavily weighted in favor of folding, since there is no value to Apple in anything that just lets Samsung continue to act as it did before the lawsuit. And Apple doesn't seem to be about eeking out tiny incremental pushback when they accuse someone of copying or stealing IP, so value to the company has to mean something quite significant has changed. Something Samsung is placing on the table.



    Gee all that in the story, for everyone to see in plain monitor-light? Where's the intelligence in this world!?!
  • Reply 10 of 77
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hiro View Post


    You're kidding, right? Right?



    No?



    Oh well.



    The frakking deal is secret. It's right damn there, "mystery deal". You aren't a special person Samsung and Apple want to poll for approval of their secret dealings behind the scenes in trying to settle a lawsuit that is completely keeping a product out of the Aussie marketplace.



    As for where is the story? Again, you're kidding right? No? Damn you show less reading comprehension than the average political pundit on these boards.



    Let me lay it out for you and them. Samsung is either A) FOLDING or B)not folding. There that covers it all.



    Now if you want to look a little deeper, the comment by Apple's attorney that there may be value in the deal for Apple is heavily weighted in favor of folding, since there is no value to Apple in anything that just lets Samsung continue to act as it did before the lawsuit. And Apple doesn't seem to be about eeking out tiny incremental pushback when they accuse someone of copying or stealing IP, so value to the company has to mean something quite significant has changed. Something Samsung is placing on the table.



    Gee all that in the story, for everyone to see in plain monitor-light? Where's the intelligence in this world!?!



    I don't think it is a lack of intelligence (mostly). Most people under twenty have a much shorter attention span as we older bastards do. He probably didn't even finish reading the article.
  • Reply 11 of 77
    shenshen Posts: 434member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hiro View Post


    You're kidding, right? Right?



    <<<snip of a very readable and highly recommended post>>>



    Gee all that in the story, for everyone to see in plain monitor-light? Where's the intelligence in this world!?!



    Thank you for that...
  • Reply 12 of 77
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 22,828member
    In Australia there's only a single alleged claim of infringement remaining between Apple and Samsung afaik, which involves the touchscreen display. The other two claims were already dealt with this week. Unless this is another cross-licensing agreement similar to the one signed with MS, I'll be surprised if either side mentions how the remaining point is taken care of. I suspect it could affect claims that Apple has or may have against other manufacturers.
  • Reply 13 of 77
    newbeenewbee Posts: 2,055member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lamewing View Post


    I don't think it is a lack of intelligence (mostly). Most people under twenty have a much shorter attention span as we older bastards do. He probably didn't even finish reading the article.



    Sad .... but probably true. .....
  • Reply 14 of 77
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BuzDots View Post


    "We will build iPad 3 for half price..."



    Okay Apple, since your products are so cool, you get Antarctica, we get Australia...
  • Reply 15 of 77
    hmmhmm Posts: 3,405member
    Solving these things through litigation rarely has any positive effects. It ties up court systems and wastes a lot of money on lawyers. I'm not a huge fan of Samsung but I'm glad this may be reaching its end.
  • Reply 16 of 77
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iKol View Post


    "We will redirect our nuclear warheads away from Cupertino."



    "...and into Amazon HQ"





    Both sides benefit from this.
  • Reply 17 of 77
    Uncle!
  • Reply 18 of 77
    The secret deal is Samsung will give Apple favored status on parts and will alter the look and feel of it's products from Apple's by at least 15%. That's my guess.
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  • Reply 20 of 77
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by newbee View Post


    Sad .... but probably true. .....



    sad but what?! there's no story here!
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