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South Korean iPhone 4S launch announced - Samsung lawsuit to follow?

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2011 10:34 User comments (6)

South Korean iPhone 4S launch announced - Samsung lawsuit to follow? Apple has announced the iPhone 4S will be launched in South Korea and several other markets on November 11. Pre-orders in those countries will start a week earlier on November 4.
The other countries where the iPhone will be released on that date include Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, and Romania.

South Korea is home to Samsung, a company engaged in patent battles with Apple around the world. In September a report from the Korea Times suggested Samsung would attempt to have the iPhone 4S banned in that country.

To date that doesn't appear to have happened, although it's possible they were waiting for Apple to announce a release date first. Don't be surprised if a lawsuit is filed in the next few days.

Samsung has already filed lawsuits asking for a ban of the iPhone 4S in various European countries, as well as Australia and Japan.

To date, one request was flatly turned down in the Netherlands, an attempt to expedite their Italian suit has been denied, and Samsung is asking to see firmware source code in Australia.

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6 user comments

11.11.2011 12:16

Go Samsung go!

21.11.2011 20:23
arorts
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Notcow:
Go Samsung go!
Samsung = Grand Theft. All Asians do is copy the world and infest it world with cheap copycat products. Hope Samsung sinks and dies forever.

31.11.2011 21:38

Originally posted by arorts:
Originally posted by Notcow:
Go Samsung go!
Samsung = Grand Theft. All Asians do is copy the world and infest it world with cheap copycat products. Hope Samsung sinks and dies forever.
Fanboys on either side suck. But I will say this, if it weren't for samsung and their superior chips, then apple's iPhones would be rare to come by. If they die so does the iPhone. This coming from an iPhone user

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

41.11.2011 22:36

Originally posted by arorts:
Originally posted by Notcow:
Go Samsung go!
Samsung = Grand Theft. All Asians do is copy the world and infest it world with cheap copycat products. Hope Samsung sinks and dies forever.
Actually, that is about all that Apple does as well. At least samsungs are made with quality components.


51.11.2011 22:45

arorts, you are an idiot for that comment.

62.11.2011 5:00

Originally posted by arorts:
Originally posted by Notcow:
Go Samsung go!
Samsung = Grand Theft. All Asians do is copy the world and infest it world with cheap copycat products. Hope Samsung sinks and dies forever.
LOL Samsung will stay on. Its a powerhouse of a company. And grand theft? You're serious? LOL

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