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Apple Wins One-Week Extension of Galaxy Tab Sales Ban in Australia

Just a day after an appeals court ruled to lift the sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Bloomberg reports that Apple has won a one-week extension of the ban while the company attempts to appeal the decision.
High Court Justice John Dyson Heydon today extended the ban on the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Dec. 9. On that day, the country’s top court will consider Apple’s request for permission to appeal a lower court’s order issued earlier this week, which lifted a ban on the product that has been in place since mid-October.

“A stay for one week will cost Samsung, in effect, one week’s trade,” Heydon said, following a 90-minute hearing in Sydney. The extension will hurt Samsung “but not to extend the status quo is likely to be injurious to Apple,” he said.
Samsung had been planning to begin selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia today ahead of shipments into the country this weekend. The company was rushing to bring the device to market in time for the holiday shopping season, but has been forced to put those plans on hold for the time being.

Samsung argued that every day of delay is crucial as the clock continues ticking on the holiday shopping season, claiming that Apple has no basis for an appeal of the ruling, but the court is willing to keep sales on hold until it can hear Apple's side of the request for appeal.

Apple and Samsung are also battling over the Galaxy Tab in Germany, where Apple previously won an injunction barring the sale of three different models of the device. Samsung tweaked the design of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 several weeks ago in an attempt to skirt around the injunction, but Apple has filed a request to have the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N banned from sale as well, arguing that the new design still infringes on Apple's design for the iPad.

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71 months ago

Why do you continue to post a Samsung logo that is disproportionately larger than the Apple logo? It looks ridiculous.

Uh huh, how about I fixed that for you?

Rating: 15 Votes
71 months ago

Why do you continue to post a Samsung logo that is disproportionately larger than the Apple logo? It looks ridiculous.

It appears that MacRumors is using equivalent logo image height, rather than square area.

Perhaps you would share your thoughts on what you might think to be a more equitable graphical logo presentation strategy. After all, you are a famous animated sleuthing canine.
Rating: 13 Votes
71 months ago

Why do you continue to post a Samsung logo that is disproportionately larger than the Apple logo? It looks ridiculous.

Because MacRumors is run by anti-Apple people. It's obvious given all the anti-Apple spin recently.
Rating: 10 Votes
71 months ago
Seriously, u two kids should stop fighting.... GO TO YOUR ROOMS!
Rating: 9 Votes
71 months ago

Why do you continue to post a Samsung logo that is disproportionately larger than the Apple logo? It looks ridiculous.

OK, if they make them the same width then it's going to be ridiculously disproportionately smaller then the Apple logo. :rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Votes
71 months ago

And you don't think the number of phones on a particular operating system has anything to do with potential revenue or number of sales? 42% vs 28% is a pretty big margin.

Actually, I don't. Mac users have traditionally spent more per-capita on software then PC users. Same with iOS. I think we use our devices more. My friends with iPhones have more paid Apps then my friends with Android. More apps over all.

I have also noticed that iPhone users are actually more aware of their phone. Most of my friends with Android are far less attached to their phones.
Rating: 7 Votes
71 months ago

I never said they innovated everything they make.

They did innovate a AMOLED Flexible display recently.

The PET came out in January, the Apple II came out in June.

I'm just saying that Apple didn't design it, another company did.

Innovating something doesn't mean it will always sell well.

Once again:

innovate |ˈinəˌvāt| verb
make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products:

So your bold quoted statement is totally reversed. Apple designed them, another company make it happens. Apple make change in something already established (touch sensor, WiFi, hard glass, IPS panel)

It's Apple who came up with the idea of Click Wheel on their first iPod and they come up with Synaptic which made it possible.

Apple also had the idea of strong and scratch resistant glass on iPhone, and they come up with Corning's prototype which works fine and finally imitated by your beloved Samsung and of course many other brands. Corning is the inventor, but Apple is the innovator.

In that case, Apple innovates just fine.

Innovate a product doesn't mean you have to invent anything on it. If I designed a bathtub with WiFi connectivity, touch screen control display, and self-regulating water temperature, and somehow I did it and people love it, then I INNOVATE and redefine new standard about bathtub.

That doesn't mean I have to invent WiFi, touch screen and temperature sensor, I can have someone else make it happens for me, but it's me who come up with that crazy super smart bathtub idea and it's also me who arrange how it supposed to be assembled or manufactured.
That's me being innovative :cool:
Rating: 6 Votes
71 months ago

This, I will agree with. Though the figures for that would be interesting to know as well.

Doesnt matter a whole lot now though, more people are on android than on any other platform. Even Steve Wozniak said Android would 'win' the mobile devices race.

Actually, also factually incorrect. If you include all iOS devices (mobile devices) iOS still leads. That is also shown in iOS internet ratings as well.

Edit: Okay, why the down vote? Am I factually incorrect? Or do you just not like the truth? Or are you just down voting me :P
Rating: 6 Votes
71 months ago

But they don't need to, nor should they be expected to around here.

You're complaining about Apple partisanship while on an Apple-centric site.

So, Being on an "Apple Centric Site" requires one to stop thinking rationally, suspend common sense, and just post PRO Apple opinions about everything and negative comments about any product not manufactured by Apple...

What a boring site this would be..
Rating: 6 Votes
71 months ago
These threads, which pretend to discuss "innovation", are becoming increasingly boring and predictable. How long before some fool shows up and claims that the iPad was really a rip off because of some Microsoft tablet POS they used back in 2000?

I think a lot of people have a very poor understanding of how technological and commercial progress is made. They seem to place too much emphasis on the lone visionary, and not nearly enough on the hard, often grinding - and expensive - work necessary to take that "vision" and turn it into something a) that works and b) people will buy.That is a process that Apple seems to do much better than any other company in the consumer-technology field. And its why Apple, and their supporters, feel that Samsung have crossed a line with the Galaxy Tabs.

I'd really recommend reading Malcolm Gladwell's essay in The New Yorker ( on Steve Jobs. One of the centerpieces is actually a discussion of why the Industrial Revolution happened in England, rather than Germany or France, which had just as many talented engineers and scientists. Gladwell's conclusion: England had better "tinkerers:"

In 1779, Samuel Crompton, a retiring genius from Lancashire, invented the spinning mule, which made possible the mechanization of cotton manufacture. Yet England’s real advantage was that it had Henry Stones, of Horwich, who added metal rollers to the mule; and James Hargreaves, of Tottington, who figured out how to smooth the acceleration and deceleration of the spinning wheel; and William Kelly, of Glasgow, who worked out how to add water power to the draw stroke; and John Kennedy, of Manchester, who adapted the wheel to turn out fine counts; and, finally, Richard Roberts, also of Manchester, a master of precision machine tooling—and the tweaker’s tweaker.

Microsoft may have had tablets in 2000. But they sucked. Scientists elsewhere invented Siri - but it needed Apple to polish it, and hook it up with the back room computing horsepower, and deploy it by the tens of millions - to make it work.
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