Samsung lawyers demand to see Apple's iPhone 5 and iPad 3

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Samsung has just filed a motion on Friday for the rights to see Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3. The motion requests that Samsung's lawyers be able to see a final (commercial) version of the iPhone 5, or rumoured as the iPhone 4S, and the iPad 3.

If the motion does pass, only Samsung's lawyers will be able to visibly see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, and not the engineers themselves. Samsung's request is to prevent any future lawsuits between the two companies, as the Droid Charge and Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be releasing around the same time as Apple's counterparts.

Earlier this week, Apple's lawyers were granted access to view Samsung's upcoming devices, and now to play fair, Samsung as requested the same favour.

Thisismynext.com reports that the motion is for Samsung to detect any similarities between the two products so they can prepare for any (potential) future legal action from Apple. However, there may be one major hiccup, as Samsung already announced its products, where Apple has not.

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priceless100 said,
It's so pathetic,Samsung copy the design of iPhone after Apple launch it for a period of time correct me if i'm wrong...it doesn't make sense to show something to your competitor that you don't want wish to do,and not like Samsung And Apple launch their product simultaneously within the day and found out that the product similarities is 99%!!!

So from my point of view,whoever request to see their competitor next product is either bozos or fooling themselves..especially as lawyer..wonder how Apple will respond..they already carelessly leak the iPhone 4 and this is just a sign that might repeat another unwanted history for the next iProduct!!

How do you know Samsung didn't have designed their phone already?

Anooxy said,

How do you know Samsung didn't have designed their phone already?

There's proof of a phone Samsung designed similar to the SGS series from before the iPhone was first shown, but Appletards don't care, everyone has "stolen" Apple's designs

z0phi3l said,

There's proof of a phone Samsung designed similar to the SGS series from before the iPhone was first shown, but Appletards don't care, everyone has "stolen" Apple's designs

Negative. That theory has been debunked. The phone you're referring to was announced in 2006, but never shown until after the iPhone's announcement/unveiling in 2007.

http://www.samsung.com/us/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=3516

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_SGH-F700

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_f700-1849.php

http://androidcommunity.com/wh...ry-truly-debunked-20110420/

bogd said,

Negative. That theory has been debunked. The phone you're referring to was announced in 2006, but never shown until after the iPhone's announcement/unveiling in 2007.

http://www.samsung.com/us/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=3516

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_SGH-F700

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_f700-1849.php

http://androidcommunity.com/wh...ry-truly-debunked-20110420/

Doesn't sound like a debunk to me. Companies design their phones way before they hit the market so I'm pretty sure they had the design before 2007.

ManMountain said,
Samsung Galaxy S 2 is "way better" than the iPhone

you mean iphone clone better than the original version don't think so

No, I meant the S2 is a more elegant, slimmer handset with superior hardware over any Apple mobile handset and has the ability to allow me to customise the UI to suit my needs.

darkfanar said,

you mean iphone clone better than the original version don't think so

Since when the Galaxy S 2 is the "iphone clone," Apple's claim has not been verified yet so don't count the chickens before they hatch.

XIII said,

Since when the Galaxy S 2 is the "iphone clone," Apple's claim has not been verified yet so don't count the chickens before they hatch.

its clone i believe what i see and see it as copycat job

Asesh said,
Samsung is such a bad copycat of iPhone and iPad. iPhone and iPad are way better than their products

Keep in mind that Apple copied from Samsung first, so who's the real copycat now?
http://i.imgur.com/aLGOQ.jpg
Oh, but it's your idea if you made it more popular. Remember Xerox, anyone?

Asesh said,
Samsung is such a bad copycat of iPhone and iPad. iPhone and iPad are way better than their products

LOL ..the galaxy S II pawns the iPhone !!!

I am guessing those lawyers who are in charge of patents are making millions because of all these dramas.

Hahaha, those lawyers really have a good sense of humor!

Imagine the court would follow their logic: Apple would be really ****ed. lol

Don't get why some people are finding this odd, its caused them problems with apple before to not check what's going on, and strangely the company don't want to get in crap again. So why not ask to see what they're doing, it helps them both out

i love apple and osx but this crap has got to just stop... their not going to win this anyways. the gs2 is better than anything apple can put out.

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