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Apple Rejects Samsung’s Settlement Offer, Galaxy Ban Continues In Australia

Behind closed doors last week, Samsung made an offer to Apple that many thought would bring the long awaited Galaxy Tabs to Australia. In the offer, Sammy promised an expedited court hearing as long as the tech giant was able to launch the long delayed tablet. Apple wasn’t amused and released the following statement through their lawyer.

“It is one we don’t accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch (of the Galaxy 10.1) and maintain the status quo.”

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has earned rave reviews across the globe, and may be the one true competitor to Apple’s iPad. Samsung is cooperating with the big A and has already agreed to remove two features from the Aussie Galaxy Tab, which brings the number of alleged infringed Apple patents down to 1 — touch screen display technology.

However, until the courts make a decision the fine folks of Australia will be left with a limited tablet choice. Then again, they could always pick up a Kindle Fire?

Via: Reuters

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  • Anonymous

    the galaxy tab 10.1 looks 1000x better in white

  • Austin

    Interesting is that I heard Apple made an offer to Samsung not the other way around.

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  • devi8

    Epic fail, Nexus Prime far greater then 4sg, wait a minute… the nexus s is a far great phone then the 4gs…

  • http://www.facebook.com/cush2push Geoff Wightman

    if i was samsung i would make a crappy ass tablet with 10 year old tech and call it apple just to be a dick

    • Anonymous

      Or the Samsung iTab.

  • apple4evar

    Omg I’m so getting the iPhone 4s I don’t care if its basically the same phone. Who needs a bigger n better screen when u can easily squint n watch movies on the little screen. I don’t care if they just upgraded the camera. I know apple will make it the best camera ever. I love apple so much ill buy anything they want to sell me

  • Anonymous

    Apple rying to hold on to the little guys out there as much as possible.  i hope the Glaxay kicks the &hit out of icrap and then Body slams the hell out of icrap iohne :)

    Man, I would be pissed if I lived there, some company prevnting me from buying a product that I want.  Typical Apple

  • http://twitter.com/smittylinc JCS

    Is it just me, or are most of the comment’s by the Aussie legal team couched to sound like the Sammy tab is better?  One of the arguments pretty much said that the Samsung tablet was too much competition, that Apple would lose its monopoly.

    On the flip side, kind of refreshing to hear a lawyer state exactly what the desired result is…”maintain the status quo.”

    • Anonymous

      How dare Samsung try and make a better product.

  • Illinipoke98

    Maybe I didnt understand teh blog, but was Apple bragging about introducing something akin to Lattitude?  Or did whatever they were introducing do something more?

  • http://profiles.google.com/robert.macri Robert Macri

    Apple is going to sue themselves because the 4s is exactly the same as the 4…  oh a better camera. *Yawn*

    • EC8CH

      it’s got Google Voice now too…

      except they named it after Tom Cruise’s baby

    • Anonymous

      The antenna also goes both ways. It’s, ant-curious? :]

      • MHypeG

        Now they can never hold their phone upside down.

  • Anonymous

    I all I had to offer was the i*hone 4S, I’d sue Samsung, too… ;)

    • EC8CH

      Too busy with lawsuits to innovate I guess.

      • Blood

        What do you expect? Apple is bad at multitasking..

    • Anonymous

      Well with the expectation that you can ban all other competition all you have to bring is an old phone refreshed.

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  • Anonymous

    The patent system needs some serious reform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002918282828 Christopher Grame

    Oh yeah…well I reject the i*phone 4s!!!

  • Anonymous

    touch screen display technology…….and they say they arent trying to establish a monopoly