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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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.

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

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

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

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

I have a friend with an iPad2 and he took some astonishing pictures with the rear camera. He told me that it took some time to master photo taking on the iPad2.

Pro Photographers always say : It is not the equipment, its the user.

alexalex said,
I have a friend with an iPad2 and he took some astonishing pictures with the rear camera. He told me that it took some time to master photo taking on the iPad2.

Pro Photographers always say : It is not the equipment, its the user.

There is a limit that can be done with low end equipment. I can take pretty decent pictures with a point and shoot, but the pixelation, lack of DoF, and lack of detail is rather unfortunate. You can have the best camera in the world and still suck. The fact is that you must have both skill and equipment. Having both is ideal.

alexalex said,
Pro Photographers always say : It is not the equipment, its the user.

It's not the user; it's the lighting.

There's only so much difference designs you can have for a tablet. It's always going to be a rectangular shape. Apple going to go after RIM or Motorola?

Dinggus said,
There's only so much difference designs you can have for a tablet. It's always going to be a rectangular shape. Apple going to go after RIM or Motorola?

According to Apple, ALL phones and tablets are "stealing" their designs.

Manish said,

It's obviously not just about the shape.

The only thing I see similar in the phones are shape and sizes. I haven't really seen any other phones that have just a "home" button. Might as well sue Android for trying to have the same functions of the iPhone.

Dinggus said,

The only thing I see similar in the phones are shape and sizes.


Perhaps you should read into what Apple's claims are then.

As much as I love my iPad 2, I've gotta agree that the rear camera is a POS. I don't understand why the iPad didn't use the same cameras as the iPhone 4. Fortunately, the rear camera isn't that important to me on the iPad since I really only use the camera for Skypeing,, and that's front only. The iPad is a clumsy form-factor for use as a camera other than video chat.

Zetaprime said,
As much as I love my iPad 2, I've gotta agree that the rear camera is a POS. I don't understand why the iPad didn't use the same cameras as the iPhone 4. Fortunately, the rear camera isn't that important to me on the iPad since I really only use the camera for Skypeing,, and that's front only. The iPad is a clumsy form-factor for use as a camera other than video chat.

The simple reason is price and profit margins. In a years time when the iPad 3 is released the current iPhone camera will be a lot cheaper and they'll use that one (I'll almost guarantee they won't use the one that's in the iPhone 4S/5)

DomZ said,

The simple reason is price and profit margins. In a years time when the iPad 3 is released the current iPhone camera will be a lot cheaper and they'll use that one (I'll almost guarantee they won't use the one that's in the iPhone 4S/5)

The rear camera on a tablet is pointless and only used as an e-penis in advertising.

And nice one Samsung, get a head start on your design stealing. Tossers.

DomZ said,

The simple reason is price and profit margins. In a years time when the iPad 3 is released the current iPhone camera will be a lot cheaper and they'll use that one (I'll almost guarantee they won't use the one that's in the iPhone 4S/5)

The rear camera on a tablet is pointless and only used as an e-penis in advertising.

And nice one Samsung, get a head start on your design stealing. Tossers.

"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."

Read the article Septimus.

Nashy said,
Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already released isn't it?

Yeah its already released, and the Apple company had sued Samsung saying that Samsung was copying their designs etc. So now Samsung wants to see their designs. I wonder why.....

Jibran Manzoor said,

Yeah its already released, and the Apple company had sued Samsung saying that Samsung was copying their designs etc. So now Samsung wants to see their designs. I wonder why.....

Samsung's Lawyers not Samsung's Engineers themselves. The Lawyers cant just go back and tell the engineers this is what it looks like etc.

Morphine-X said,

Samsung's Lawyers not Samsung's Engineers themselves. The Lawyers cant just go back and tell the engineers this is what it looks like etc.

How much do you want to bet they put the call out for lawyers who happen to be ex-engineers just before filing this?

calimike said,
I don't need to hear Samsung's excuse. I've nothing to say anything :-)

Is it possible for you to make any less sense?

calimike said,
I don't need to hear Samsung's excuse. I've nothing to say anything :-)

Did u mean to say, I've nothing to say FOR anything?

ilhuicacoatl said,
iPad 2 just came out...man.

Apple will add a real camera on the back and make you buy a HD verison of some app and call it ipad3 and people will buy it.

Dazog said,

Apple will add a real camera on the back and make you buy a HD verison of some app and call it ipad3 and people will buy it.

The iPad 2 already has a rear camera. If you're going to troll at least do it right.

Out of curiosity: Did the "comma" key on your keyboard fail or do you enjoy using the word "and" a lot?

.Neo said,

The iPad 2 already has a rear camera. If you're going to troll at least do it right.

Out of curiosity: Did the "comma" key on your keyboard fail or do you enjoy using the word "and" a lot?

Sure does .07 Mp camera Not trolling just reporting the facts.

.Neo said,

The iPad 2 already has a rear camera. If you're going to troll at least do it right.

Out of curiosity: Did the "comma" key on your keyboard fail or do you enjoy using the word "and" a lot?

Um he said REAL camera as opposed to REAR, do not jump to conclusion like calling him a troll, when he is not... what he ment by saying REAL is a good or excellent camera...

.Neo said,

The iPad 2 already has a rear camera. If you're going to troll at least do it right.

Out of curiosity: Did the "comma" key on your keyboard fail or do you enjoy using the word "and" a lot?


the rear camera on the ipad 2 is a POS. he said real camera, not the fisher price **** it has now.

.Neo said,

The iPad 2 already has a rear camera. If you're going to troll at least do it right.

Out of curiosity: Did the "comma" key on your keyboard fail or do you enjoy using the word "and" a lot?

Don't try starting stuff. He said a real camera. The current one is a pos.