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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116 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?


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116 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.
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116 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.
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116 months ago
Seriously, u two kids should stop fighting.... GO TO YOUR ROOMS!
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116 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:
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116 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.
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