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Samsung: If Apple Releases an LTE iPhone, We’re Ready to Sue

And the plot thickens. According to a report out of Korea Times, Samsung has confirmed that if Apple releases an LTE-enabled iPhone next month, the Korean electronics giant will slap them with a lawsuit immediately here in the States. Taken from analysis over at iRunway, Samsung currently holds 10% of all LTE patents granted so far and has waited for Apple to release an LTE iPhone for just this reason – deciding not to go after Apple’s less popular LTE-enabled iPad device. The “hit them where it hurts” approach. 

As many would expect, there is no way Apple isn’t going to release an LTE iPhone this year. It’s simply become the standard that consumers look for when purchasing a new smartphone. Plus let’s face it, if Apple doesn’t release LTE on the next iPhone, then they will have basically screwed themselves anyways.

So, will Apple release the device and then gather their legal team once more for another showdown? With unveiling of the iPhone 5 in a matter of weeks, we shall see soon enough.

Via: BGR, Korea Times

  • matti861

    This is like music to my ears. I hope the phone gets released then taken right back off the shelves

  • Nick S

    Whatever happened to “Don’t Feed the Trolls”? This thread has given me a headache.

    Kthxbai

  • Mowampa

    I’m confused. Isn’t LTE tech covered by RAND licensing?

    • PC_Tool

      No-one knows or apparently, cares. It’s Bash Apple day. They wouldn’t let a silly thing like “not knowing *any* of the facts” get in the way… :)

      • Nick S

        STFU Tool

        @Mowampa:disqus – here is an excerpt from an article that should take a step toward answering your question:

        “The LTE standard, with accelerated adoption and advancement, offers a unique forum to witness the rapid
        and continuous evolution of technology covered by patents. This has been explored in various attempts to
        value essential v. non-essential patents and the FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non Discriminatory terms)
        licensing process, with industry stakeholders recently providing public comments. But this complex dynamic
        is played out even earlier by the interplay between developing technologies that advance the standard,
        patenting those technologies and endorsing their adoption as the next version of the standard. The wireless
        industry is focused on how it can leverage the opportunity created by this.”

        http://newsletters.articleonepartners.com/news_4296e045-efdc-f819-c332-f181a6d2e012LTE%20Standard%20Essential%20Patents%20Now%20and%20in%20the%20Future_AOP.pdf

        • PC_Tool

          …and the beat goes on…

  • seaNY

    Great news! Hey rottenapple sue me,kick me cause i have a 2eyes and 1 nose as much as yourz what a dumb a$$$$ Love my g.note!!!!!

  • Tim242

    *iPhone 6. *the new iPhone. NOT THE IPHONE 5.

    • frankandsimple

      Apple doesn’t skip numbers.. iphone 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4s.. and so the next one WILL be 5

      • Tim242

        Apple does skip numbers. They skipped 2, 3, and 5. The 2nd iPhone was named the 3G…for the 3G bands it added. There have been 5 iphones, The 4S was the 5th. Regardless of any of this, everybody should have the common sense to know that they are going to call the next iPhone THE NEW IPHONE.

        • frankandsimple

          are’n’t you saying what I just said.. that the 4th iphone was 3gs and not iphone 4.. and thus the 6th iphone will be iphone 5.. next in sequence after iphone 4s.. and not iphone 6.

          • Tim242

            Ummm no. The 4th iPhone was the iPhone 4. iPhone = iPhone 1. iPhone 3G = iPhone 2. iPhone 3GS = iPhone 3. iPhone 4 = iPhone 4. iPhone 4S = iPhone 5.

          • frankandsimple

            my bad.. but I don’t know why you are not understanding my point. Apple will not call a phone iphone 6.. if there is no iphone with the name iphone 5 before it. The iphone 4 was the start of naming.. but it still sequentially matched the version released. The next iphone will be called iphone 5 if there is to be number in the naming convention… it won’t be called iphone 6.

          • Tim242

            You are incorrect. Lucky for you, there will be no numbering. There is no logical reason to call the 6th iPhone, the iPhone 5. It isn’t the 5th iPhone, nor will it have non-existent 5G data. They skipped over the 5 name in favor of the 4S name. Just as they skipped over the 2 and 3 names for the 3G and 3GS names. Again, lucky for everybody calling it the 5, they won’t look stupid two years in a row. Just curious. If Apple decided to call this one the iPhone 4G, due to adding LTE…do you think the 2013 iPhone would be the iPhone 5? Logic is your friend : )

          • frankandsimple

            I won’t be so sure. Most of the tech blogs term it iphone 5 and I agree with it. You count the 4s as the 5th iphone and most people don’t… including Apple obviously… because it was a minor upgrade to iphone 4. Just like every version of a new software will not be a 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc.. a 3.3 may be technically the 4th version.. but there will be a 4.0 (which is technically the 5th version)..
            So yes.. logic is my friend.. I don’t think Apple or any body else consider iphone 4s as a standalone new version of iphone. The next iphone will be though for obvious reasons.

          • Tim242

            Every apple product is only a minor bump from the last. You people think too much. Apple puts out a new gen phone every year. Regardless of whether you think it’s a major bump, the release is a new gen phone. The 4S was the 5th iPhone apple has released. Period.

          • frankandsimple

            yes, the iphone 4s was the 5th iphone apple released.. but that is not what we are arguing about is it? We’re talking about what will Apple NAME the next iphone. you may consider the 4s as the 5th iphone.. apple doesn’t.. and there is no way in hell they’re gonna call the next iphone iphone 6. That’ll be like coming with v3, v4, v4.5 and then v6. It doesn’t make any sense.
            Yea.. iphone 4 was a “minor bump” from iphone 3gs.. get outta here!

          • Tim242

            Oh, so you speak for apple now? So, I guess you think because apple didn’t call the 3G, the 2, they don’t consider it the 2nd iPhone? What an idiot you are.

          • frankandsimple

            WOW!.. my 5 year old has better comprehension skills than you. Read my past posts idiot. Like I’ve already said.. it doesn’t matter technically which version of new iphone comes out.. Apple decides which gets a new number and which gets an “s”. What a moron. go back to school.

          • Tim242

            OK. Here’,s a question for you. If Apple didn’t consider the 3G and 3GS major bumps or new gen products, why did they name the 4th iPhone, the iPhone 4? They consider it the 4th iPhone. That means they considered the 3GS the 3rd. That means they consider the 4S, the 5th. Common sense….ahhhhbb

          • frankandsimple

            LOL.. you are such a fool, it’s hilarious!. 3GS is NOT considered a major bump when compared to 3G.. hence the “s”… The 4th generation iphone was APTLY name iphone 4 because (1).. It was the 4th generation iphone.. and (2).. It was a significant upgrade from 3gs. So it was double coincidence with iphone 4.
            Like I’ve explained before and which seem to be bouncing g of your thick skull, Apple releases a 3.0 o 4.0 and follows it up with v3.5 or v4.5. which is NOT termed a 4.0 or 5.0 respectively, because of the minor degree of upgrade. Again.. read this following sentence carefully.. It is about naming the iphone.. not about determining what version of iphone produced….. so iphones with major upgrades will be given a full new number.. while minor upgrades will be given the previous number with “s” next to it.

            God!!

          • Tim242

            So, if iphones 3G and 3GS weren’t major enough for their own gen number, why was the 4 not called the iPhone 2, or 3? You contradict yourself.

          • frankandsimple

            LOL.. iphone 3G was not called iphone 2 because it was the first iphone that was 3G capable.. the 3G in iphone 3G was NOT a sequence number. It was a tag to showcase it’s 3G capability. LIke I said before the iphone 4 was the first phone to have a sequence number.. that incidentally matched the version number. The next iphone was NOT called iphone 5.. but iphone 4s.. which is exactly what I am saying all this time.. minor upgrades are NOT given whole numbers.. just previous number OR name.. and an S. Same with iphone 3gs.

            If you don’t understand this beyond this point.. forget it.

          • Tim242

            You are missing the point. I know that 3G came from 3G bands. But you notice, when they started to name by gen, they picked up in the correcrmt spot. Following your logic, the 3GS should have been called the 4. You claim that there’s no logical reason to call the next version the 6…maybe for the same reason they called the 4, the 4. They have used two different naming conventions. They are stupid for confusing consumers. You never answered the question. If they named this the iPhone 4G…would you still claim next year’s to be called iPhone 5??? ‘m not going to continue this argument. The next iPhone will be called “,The new iPhone.”. Signed, a Sprint employee that will be selling the new iPhone.

          • frankandsimple

            okay, I am wrong.. the tech blogs are wrong.. you are correct.. Have a happy long weekend.

            The way to spot a fool is when he thinks everybody is a fool but himself.

            ciao.

          • Tim242

            Yes, the tech blogs are wrong. All last year, they referred to the 2011 iPhone (4S) as the iPhone 5. They called the new iPad the iPad 3. Tech blog writers are often wrong on naming of products, especially those made by apple.

          • frankandsimple

            Typical knee jerk defensive reaction of a fandroid when confronted with the facts. Fluidity of an OS.. it’s efficiency and performance are NOT a matter of “personal choice”..It’s as pathetic as an obviously unattractive person saying “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.. I am very beautiful”.. Well no.. sorry honey.. the terms and parameters the define beauty are pretty well established.. and though it has a fairly wide margin of accommodation.. if you clearly fall outside of it.. you are NOT beautiful… .. Not that I consider beauty a plus point or a negative if there is lack of it thereof.. but it were a beauty contest.. then the unattractive will clearly stand to lose.
            Similarly, but all design Standards.. Android is confusing, poorly thought thru and simply not as consistent as ios. Sure there are millions of people who are extremely comfortable with it. Heck I had a hard time getting used to ios for the first few days when coming from android. But only when you experience “heaven” after coming from “earth” (to borrow the analogy from Samsung’s CEO).. do you really understand how truly inferior android is. Right up to the last few versions of the Market app (when it used to be called Market). .. the grey search box had black fonts when typing.. That is NOT a subjective screw-up in design.. It is objective. So yea.. feel free to hide behind your “subjectivism” and “personal preference”.. It matters to zilch because as current market trend is going.. more android users are increasingly frustrated and wanting to switch than ios users. Sure there will still be millions of activations every day (which is what they count to figure market share).. but like I said.. that is ONLY because the ubiquitous nature of Android and aggressive marketing by carrier sales personnel who wanna highlight the “Droids” and “Galaxys”.
            When I said the 3.5″ is a consumer choice.. I obviously mean that consumers are very comfortable with the choice.. because it is both logical and comfortable. Consumers are aligned with Apple on this and in fact several iphone blogs are filled with how people would hate for the screen size to get any bigger.
            I don’t blame you for loving android because of it’s open source nature.. but logically it can shown that in a business model.. it is doomed to be corrupted and confusing beyond any limits. I won’t even venture into the problems that have backfired on google with fragmentation. If you are worth your salt.. you already know it. The vast majority of Android handsets are junk.. both in terms of current hardware and because of guaranteed “pariah” status to be inferred on them in the near future with no updates or fixes. The vast majority of them are on Gingerbread for chrissake.. while Google has already deployed Jelly Bean… So what now? all those millions of users are supposed to get a nexus device to partake the experience and be part of the single digit percentage of Jelly Bean Uers, Or.. be among the 10 percent of android users who enjoy the already outdated Ice Cream Sandwich???

            I hear these lame excuse of a reason from fandroids somehow consoling themselves for being stuck with an outdated hardware with the newest android OS.. or with an up to date hardware but with a ridiculous android skin. XDA is filled with such complaints and valiant attempts to superimpose pure google on good hardware or people already frustrated with pure google on bad hardware (low speaker volume, bad radio reception on galaxy nexus).

            Yea.. subjective my ass.

          • Tim242

            I have no clue what you were replying to. It made no sense.

          • frankandsimple

            that reply wasn’t for you.. replied to the wrong person

          • huskerkate

            LOL!! That reply was meant for me. But, he just proved what I’ve been implying all day: he’s a blathering idiot. Toooooo funny!

          • Tim242

            Yeah, he’s definitely a lost cause. If I were not an Atheist, I’d say we should pray for him.

          • frankandsimple

            I’ll give you this.. It may very well be a fact that the new iphone does not have a number.. and it may be called just the new iphone. But you are completely wrong if you think they’ll choose iphone 6 over iphone 5 if at all they would use a version number. You are asinine for even suggesting that.

          • Tim242

            They have either named for network tech, or gen #. 5 meets neither of those. Get a life.

          • frankandsimple

            yea.. just like iphone 4s was a new network tech and also reflecting the generation number! (rolling eyes)..
            what a complete fool.

          • Tim242

            It was the gen number plus faster processor. You have no understanding of tech. Get a life and enjoy iOS. Why would you spend all day arguing on an Android site?

          • frankandsimple

            to uncover morons like you so that if they work for a certain network, I can stay away from that network. .. and look at you now.. shamelessly first argued that iphone 4s was 5th generation iphone and now saying 4s reflects generation number!.. LOL.. you idiot.. that’s what everybody has been saying all along!.. the next will be 6th generation but will be called iphone 5 or the new iphone.

          • Tim242

            You are wrong. Get over it. You pick arguments with everybody. Nobody believes what you say. You have zero credibility here. Following your logic, the iPhone 4 would’ve been called the iPhone 3, since it was the third major revision. Now, go enjoy you little toy aka the smartphone for dumb people.

          • frankandsimple

            LOL.. seriously .. I am not surprised you work for Sprint. The most hopeless carrier out there!.. nobody cares for your “Credibility certificates” so shove it! you are hopelessly dumb.. God help your customers.

          • Tim242

            Again, you dodge facts. According to your logic, the 4 would’ve been called the 3. Why was the 4 not called the 3? It was the 3rd major release as you call it. You consider the 3G and 3GS the same model….why not the 4 and 4S? BTW, I work for Sprint…but have Verizon service. : )

          • frankandsimple

            dude.. I’ve repeated my logic over to you in several posts.. you are a dunce!… live with that knowledge and go about your way.

          • Tim242

            Just like you blasted me about blogs being wrong. Then, I proved that they are wrong A LOT! You totally avoided that fact as well. I hope you are full. I am done feeding the troll.

          • frankandsimple

            the only thing you proved today is your confused comprehension skills and circuitous logic. yea I’m done talking to a brick. Please don’t let me interrupt you feeding junk to the poor customers who walk into your stores.

          • Tim242

            : )

          • frankandsimple

            Looks like you are gonna be made to look like an idiot for second guessing me on the iphone 5 terminology!.. Did you see Droid Life’s article? LOL.. please quit your job and do something else will ya? Spare the customers.

          • frankandsimple

            At least now hopefully you are finally convinced.. that your logic was wrong..

          • Tim242

            I am not convinced that it will be called the 5. No more than I am convinced the leaks have been real. They are passing out fake info. “Doubling down on secrecy.”. You must really be stupid.

          • frankandsimple

            LOL.. this came from Apple stupid. Your stubbornness to admit defeat is blinding your logic and sense.
            http://betanews.com/2012/09/04/apple-slaps-a-gigantic-number-five-on-its-september-12-press-conference/

          • Tim242

            Yes, they did that to screw with the press. Mark my words…

          • frankandsimple

            LOL.. okay, I am marking your words.. be ready to be humiliated ONE MORE TIME on the 12th. Until then.. CYA!

          • Tim242

            If the 5 means anything, it’s a 5″ iPad. But, I’m leaning more toward it being there to make the blogs look retarded for calling it the 5. The dumb blogs have been talking iPhone 5 for 2 1/2 years lol. They got fooled when the 4S was announced…they’ll be fooled again when the new iPhone is announced. Common sense is a virtue.

          • frankandsimple

            and like I said.. It may even be called a new iphone.. but no way in hell an iphone 6. If it has to be a number.. it’ll be iphone 5.

          • Tim242

            Not going to argue over 5 VS 6. It’s all speculation. 6 makes the most sense, since it’s not the 5th iPhone, nor does it have 5G data. iOS 6 on the iPhone 5 hahaha

          • frankandsimple

            You lost, I won.

          • Tim242

            Yeah, as silly as it is. Guess they caved to the media. Either way, you won. Congrats : )

          • frankandsimple

            Anyways. Sorry about all the name calling. I am sure you are a good person and a stellar employee. Wish you all the best and hope you sell many many iPhone 5s. :)

          • Tim242

            I’m sure I’ll sell my share haha Who knows, I may go down to the Verizon store before work and buy one. I’m intrigued by it, but will have to pay full retail. Am I that intrigued? Maybe! I may end up carrying two devices. Glad to see it has mostly caught up. Anyway, thanks for the apology. I’m sorry as well. It was a silly thing to argue about. My coworkers gave me hell when I got to work. I was like, shut up bitches lol

          • Tim242

            Even the article you linked thinks it would be something else.

          • frankandsimple

            they don’t THINK it’ll be something else.. they are guessing.. but they are just being coy if you notice their tone. They all know its the iphone 5. Apple is not stupid to produce a 5″ ipad.

            Wait and watch.

          • Tim242
          • frankandsimple

            picture looks sooo fake!

          • Tim242

            The picture wasn’t the point. It was more about their logic matching mine. Why Would they drop numbers from the iPad, but not the iPhone?

          • Guest

            Yea.. now a blue collar sprint employee who is probably a college or high school wash out is gonna teach an IT engineer as myself about tech!… great going buddy

          • frankandsimple

            “hat means they consider the 4S, the 5th. Common sense….ahhhhbb”.. if they considered 4s the 5th generation iphone and not just a minor bump from the 4th generation iphone.. WHY did they not call it iphone 5??.. I mean doesn’t that itself tell you your logic is wrong? LOL. the proof is in the pudding as they say!

          • Tim242

            Why did they not call the 3G, the iPhone 2? They obviously considered the 3GS the third iPhone, or else the 4 would not have been named the 4.

  • SKAVENG3R

    I think this whole thing is silly but at the same time time…like my mom said, if someone swings, swing right back.

  • Jon Gee

    I’m hoping that there will be a rational outcome this time unlike the last trial which was an exercise is hubris and foolishness (which is never a good combo.)

  • Earl

    The iphone 5 has to be an LTE device or they will be shooting themselves on the foot. So many people were dissapointed when they released the iphone4s without LTE. Apple will just have to bite the bullet and go for it.

    Director of Operations
    Electro-America Cloud Services

  • Michael Lewis

    Samsung should not have said this because now that they have, all Apple has to do is stay away from that 20% of the LTE stuff that Samsung has. LOL. I would bet you that Apple stayed away anyway, unless they somehow had already made a deal with Samsung, in which case this is an empty threat.

    • Robert Jakiel

      Too late for that. Software can be changed in days. Hardware on the other hand has been designed to work with other hardware. Not to mention that in order to release in less than a month said hardware has had to have been in production for quite some time. Which means that if there is anything in the iPhone5 that does infringe on Samsung’s patents it CANNOT be removed now.

  • Jeremy Martin

    Thermonuclear war! :)

  • dakpluto

    Waiting on it is the worst thing they can do in patent law. If it’s proven in court that Samsung had knowledge of patents being violated and waited, they can actually lose the rights to those patents. This is a dumb move on Samsung.

    • PC_Tool

      I believe that applies only to trademarks…not patents.

    • BroRob

      Samsung has to wait until it’s released because they wont have access to the phone to verify that it infringes on their patents.

  • bogy25

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!! F apple! This is the type of payback I wanted to see. Awesome!

    • frankandsimple

      Samsung will be paying back alright.

  • Ryan Bach

    Serious question: how can Samsung threaten that any new phone Apple releases that supports the LTE standard will be attacked in court? Any patent that applies to any possible implementation of LTE is, by definition, standards-essential, right? So the worst they can do is get Apple to pay a negligible licensing fee after the fact, *if* they win the case? Or would LTE-related patents not be considered standards-essential for some reason?

  • Tom_Cullen

    I can’t see how we as a tech community can burn apple at the stake for patent trolling (and rightly so, squashing innovation is an extreme disservice to any tech lover), and then root for samsung in this knee jerk reaction. “well they did it first” isn’t working for me personally, and i refuse to be a hypocrite.

    • frankandsimple

      It’s called blind fanboyism.

  • Laki S.

    Realistically, this stops nothing. The iPhone’s not gonna be banned. Just like Apple tried to ban Samsung’s phone and it didn’t happen, it won’t happen to them either. They’ll just keep tying up the courts with these frivolous lawsuits and public rhetoric. If Samsung really wanted to hurt Apple, all they’d have to do is stop production of all the components they build for them. The fact that Samsung is still selling parts to a company that’s they’ve literally been litigating with around the world says that at the end of the day, it’s business as usual.

  • Sweetfeld28

    So why haven’t they sued already, what are they waiting for? The ‘new’ iPad [3] has been out for 6 months and it has 4G. Besides, this 4G patent they are going to sue with, isn’t it part of the Essential Patents group which is part of FRAND.

    I think they are looking for another loss.

  • Is it just me

    IOS VS android isn’t even the issue here. its the fact Samsung got taken for a $billion over a stupid little green icon. Imaging if car manufactures did that. GM sues ford coz their car also turns right when you turn the wheel to the right … or HEY ford sues GM coz they also make a 5lt V8, or sell a car with A/C and ABS ect.. its stupid!!!!!! the fact they won is even more stupid. all i can say is thats typical American justice for you. the jury needs to be strung up and smacked in the face with a FBH.
    All apple have achieved in this is point out to the world that samsung is doing it as good if not better than they are so will only help samsungs sales, and given that samsung make alot of the hardware that apple use they rely should reconsider taking any further action. or samsung may have to jack up the price to cover their loss and will only push up the price of the iphones even more. what would be funny tho is if they stopped supplying to them at all and apple had to find a new supplier.
    if you wanna talk IOS V Android
    my mate has an iPhone 4s and i have a HTC one XL his phone cost more, is less powerful and less responsive. the apps that we have compared that have nothing to do with either brand work far better on my phone than they do on his. so much so his actually selling his IPhone and getting a ONE XL. also in Australia the ONE XL is one of only 4 phones that currently work on on Telstra LTE.
    over here apple had to offer full refunds coz their ipads are not even compatible with our 3G and they claimed they were. maybe it was the 4G ones but i know there was a big refund thing that happened coz they didn’t work on the frequencies we use.

  • http://twitter.com/lukehobster Luke Hobster

    Even if it doesn’t have LTE millions of people will still buy it.

  • Slappy

    I don’t really understand why Samsung just doesn’t pull the production for the processors the iPhone uses. I mean, why keep making processors for a company that just sued you for 1 billion dollars?

  • darthyoshiboy

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but unless Apple is designing their own chip to handle the LTE, they should be in the clear since their chip provider would have licensed the patents necessary for the LTE tech?

  • rd

    Suck it, Trebek!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.h.perdomo Andrew Perdomo

    MY UNCLE, HE WORKS @ APPLE, AND THEY ARE LAUGHING OF SAMUNG,

  • vikings football

    if samsung does hold 10% of LTE patent, im hoping this will prevent sales of anything LTE apple in the future…because theres no way you can grant apples patents and then not grant samsungs.

    hahaha, i cant wait to see what happens when the iphone5 come out…

  • Jack Landers

    LOL, I had to unhide all those comments to read that crap.

  • master94

    Samsung>apple
    Enough said

  • http://www.facebook.com/rzwan Rzwan Aziz

    they will sue if they use ADVANCED long-term evolution (LTE) mobile technology. we are not on that standard yet. the networks are using only lte NOT ADVANCED LTE the real 4G. so the authorof the article, get your facts straight! so the iphone will have to worry about it in about 3 years

  • milanyc

    Apple is using QUALCOMM’s LTE chipset. QUALCOMM takes care of all the cellular cross licensing issues before they sell their baseband chipset for their clients. Samsung can sue Apple, but there is no way they will win any kind of suit. If they are lucky, they may get temporary import delay/ban on iPhone.

  • Nobody

    Get ‘em!

    Live by the lawsuit, die by the lawsuit Crapple!

  • Manny

    Android EPIC FAIL !!! Google makes more money on ios than it does on android and Google will never let that happen MORONS

  • http://www.facebook.com/coreyvallejo Corey Vallejo

    Wow, you all sure got trolled hard by iPhoneLOVER, didn’t you?

  • mustbepbs

    Way to go, Samsung. Throw the ball back in their court.

  • http://twitter.com/ravik212 Victor

    Source: BGR = irony at its best.

  • Maury

    hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fernando Montenegro

    Just wait one month

  • Tyler Casilio

    Will 10% be enough to do something? I hope!

    • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

      any patent should be enough.

  • BAoxymoron

    This could really backfire…. sueing with FRAND patents is dangerous… they will need to watch out… also if qualcomm made the radio then apple is exempt from the lawsuit if I remember correctly since qualcomm has a license for the technology.. though, if apple has foxconn produce the device for them without using qualcomm’s radios then it is possible they will have a legitimate case… though it is still FRAND so we shall see

    • Erickbernal27

      If It Is FRAND, Then Samsung Would Argue That HSPA+ Is Another 4G Way To Go With The iPhone.

  • fanboy1974

    Just tell me if the Galaxy Note 2 will be released on Verizon. That’s all I care about.

  • Jeff “Big Red”

    That’s it I’m going to sue everyone!!!! LOL JK I would find it entertaining if the new I”dont 5 gets banned…. Surprised that all these companies keep on suing each other. Is this their new business model to generate income?

  • Lane252

    owning 10% isnt that a big of a share, but i really think that if samsung is successful in winning this (if and i use if lightly) apple releases the iphone5 with LTE, then they wont fight for money, they will just go for the ban (which i think will be hard in the US). why go for the ban over the money ==== well they will crush apple if they lose the us in sales.

  • Nicholassss

    Yes. Just yes.

  • interstellarmind

    Dear Apple -don’t get in a fight and not expect to at least get your nose bloodied.

    Maybe samsung will win the suit… in the same universe where the galaxy Note 2 is carried by vzw with the exynos quad core chip.

  • richardsonadm

    This is awesome news, but what is to say Apple to signing agreement with the people who own 90% of LTE patents? Do they have to sign agreements with 100% of all people who own LTE patents?

  • Esteban_Colberto

    That would be HILARIOUS if an import ban was imposed on Iphone 5 the way they did to poor little HTC and the One X. That was a really nice product that had a lot of potential, but it got held up in customs while Apple tried to confirm that the device infringed on their patents. I’ll tell you one thing; Samsung ain’t HTC. ;-)

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    Yo I’m getting my popcorn for this!

  • Joel

    Fight the power!

  • http://twitter.com/DannyAree DannyAree ? ツ 

    ANDROID SURPASSES iCRAP BY A LOT THEY SHOULDN’T EVEN BE COMPARED ITS QUIET HILARIOUS HOW PEOPLE TRY TO COMPARE APPLE’S iSHIT TO GOOGLE’S ANDROID. ANDROID IS CLEARLY FAR MORE SUPERIOR.

  • iPhoneLOVER

    I love how with a few comments I was able to control this post.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thelolotov Jacob Davis

    Oh my God, this would be absolutely Godly if they took this to court and won. I would cry tears of joy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    Whats up with all the iTrolls? They must of ran out of iPhone rumors for the day! lol :)
    Speaking of rumors, its kinda sad when a TechnoBuffalo reviewer says he won’t buy the iPhone 5 no matter what it has inside it or what it looks like!

  • kevin

    Well this will be very interesting to see. If Apple does release their next phone with LTE then there is a good chance that it could be banned and if they do not then it will widen the gap between the IPhone and everything else out there seeing how the majority of phones now run on 4g at least in the US anyways.