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Apple rebuffs Samsung deal on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

updated 09:20 pm EDT, Mon October 3, 2011

Apple rejects idea of cutting deal on Galaxy Tab

Apple late Monday rejected Samsung's attempt to compromise on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The terms, which would have primarily focused on changing software, were dismissed out of hand as not addressing the core issues. The American company saw the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as inherent violation and wanted it out of the market altogether.

"It is [a deal] we don't accept and there is no surprise," Apple's representing lawyer Stephen Burley said. "The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch [of the Galaxy Tab] and maintain the status quo."

Samsung's lawyer, David Catterns, acknowledged that a compromise was "not going to be achievable" given what both sides wanted.

Apple's rejection was expected. The Australian preliminary ban is widely considered part of Apple's legal pressure and, by denying sales, might help push Samsung towards a settlement.

Samsung itself has been trying to squeeze Apple without necessarily wanting to compromise. In the Netherlands, it wants 2.4 percent royalties per chip on Apple's 3G devices despite it possibly already having a paid up use through Intel as well as remaining idle on enforcing the patent for years.

by MacNN Staff



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  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969



    IS desperate!

  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Apple

    You forgot to add a smiley.

  1. bojangles

    Joined: Dec 1969


    They should let Samsung sell them.

    If they're as good as every other Samsung product out there, it'll only be a couple of weeks before 90% of the Galaxy Tabs are sent back for repairs. Then, while Samsung refuses to admit that the tablets were ever returned, the great majority of customers will eventually give up and buy an iPad 3 or 4.

    Of course, those who are determined enough to hold out can expect a replacement tablet sometime in early 2015. The replacement tablet will also be broken, but it will feature a cheery sticker (covering most of the screen) that reads;


    Can you tell I've owned multiple Samsung products, but will never even consider buying another?

    (Search "Samsung Sucks" on Facebook.) ;-)

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