Samsung, Apple React To Verdict With Brief Statements

It’s safe to say that both Samsung and Apple have very different reactions to today’s verdict in Apple’s case against Samsung. While we wait for Samsung’s inevitable appeal, Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction hearing on Samsung’s infringing products and Judge Koh has set September 20th as the date for the hearing. Apple will have to file it’s motion before August 29th, allowing Samsung 14 days to respond.

Meanwhile, both companies have released brief statements on the verdict.

On a side note, I know it’s easy to criticize this decision on a number of levels. Accusing the jury of being bias towards Apple seems like an outrageous accusation. It’s as easy to believe some of the jury members were iPhone owners as much as they are Samsung television owners. Let’s try and keep the argument on a level that discusses the merits of the case, and not your personal feelings toward either company. I get it, some of you don’t like Apple, some of you don’t like Samsung, but let’s keep it civil.


Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple’s claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.


We are grateful to the jury for their service and for investing the time to listen to our story and we were thrilled to be able to finally tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trail showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

The Verge


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  • Imprezaowner27


    • None

      Now that’s a very intelligent response.

      • Guest

        Thanks…I just cant stand all these tech blog comments which just have Android and Apple fans fighting like children in a schoolyard.  Its just like a political blog where you have Republicans and Democrats just spewing hate towards each other and neither being able to take a breath and try to look at the real issues, and maybe have a chance to change their minds.  Cant we just say that both OS have their advantages and disadvantages?  Whether you have an iphone or an SG3 or another Android phone, arent  you glad you have the choice between the two? All these companies are into this to make money….and no one knows what this will mean longterm.  Maybe it will force Samsung and others to innovate more – think outside the box…maybe Apple will rest and this will improve Android.  So just chill.  And try for once to have an open mind.  Im sure many of the iphone users have never had an Android and vice versa.

        • Iucidium

          ‘you glad you have the choice between the two?’
          Not if Apple has its way.
          It’ll either be:
          Dumb phone
          windows Phone

        • IRIE4IPIEIR

          Please Apple don’t wanna mess with Google, Android ain’t going no where. Oh and David, suck my big fat……. I’m sure you know the rest.

        • Iucidium

          Don’t shoot the messenger, bitch

        • IRIE4IPIER

          Apple or Samsung news has nothing to do with tmobile news bitch. Suck a fat one

        • Iucidium

          Ahhahaha – pay attention – ‘thug A’ (Apple) sells drugs on home turf. ‘thug b’ (samsung) sells better shit for cheaper on thug A’s home turf, thug A declared turf war. What’s gonna happen?
          Who will you ultimately buy shit off??
          Correct. This is why its relevsnt, this could affect what phones land on US soil for T-Mo customers yo buy, thus limiting CHOICE. That’s what is relevant. Now be white and grow up

        • Edy6401

          Dude, this has everything to do with Tmobile. Samsung is the biggest handset maker for Tmobile, of course it matters. Tmobile still sells the galaxy s 2, one of the phones that Apple wants to ban. This is very relevant to our Site. Take a chill pill.

        • I honestly don’t see how on earth you can’t understand that Apple sells Samsung Android devices, is refarming their network and highlighting the ability to use the iPhone in therm future marketing messages and you think they don’t have anything to do with T-Mobile? So I shouldn’t report any Samsung phone news now? I got it, thanks for ruining it for everyone.

          Not relevant at all: Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, nope, no relevance.

        • Apple’s Killer Worm

          The majority of Tmobile’s smartphones are Samsung branded noob of course Tmo is affected !

        • Eanfoso

          Okay not to be rude but… Think for a second man, there’s also symbian and meego (os’s exclusive to nokia) also the new blackberry os 10, the os that sony ericsson used in the satio (very innovative for when it was released, can’t remember it’s name) what I’m saying is don’t be the average american who runs out of options because their market is ruled by american and asian companies, think about the European companies as well and all other os that currently exist, personally, I love meego from nokia n9

        • Iucidium

          Meego is DEAD. Its Jolla now. Symbian *smirk*
          Blackberry – ROFL. I live in the UK. we saw sense with this nnesens and laughed it it the courts. Europe’s contribution to mobiles is over, and that’s how America want it.

        • Eanfoso

          Lol I unhealthily live in america, but I do go out of the country a lot, at least every 6 months and I’m happy to see symbian thrive, none the less the most popular carrier (telcel) offers the n9 and nokia 808 pureview, I hate the fact that americans don’t know about these amazing beauties, so ignorant mate I tell you

    • Guest

      BITTER PARTY OF ONE?  Everyone is hating on Apple for protecting its patents, but if it was Android or Google doing the same, youd be cheering.  The problem with all these tech blogs is there are few of you that are OS neutral.  You either love Apple or Android and hate anyone who uses the other OS.  Having been using an Android phone and a Macbook, I am a little more neutral (at least for the moment)…Apple put in effort and work to get those patents, so why would anyone hold it against them for protecting them?  Thats the US law.  (by the way, does this affect Samsung outside the US?  I assume not since a US court doesnt have jurisdiction – so are they going to fight this country by country?)  YOu may not like it, but if Samsung violated those patents – and apparently there were even internal memos saying they knew what they were doing and felt they needed to copy Apple, then they did something against the law.  Whether their phones are better or worse than iPhones really is irrelevant.  Dont hate the player, hate the game!!!!

      • Iucidium

        I personally hate the fact Apple have managed to successfully predict the ‘things to come’ in phones and patent them.
        Where’s the ITC…oh they’re American, anything to attempt to stimulate that limp-dick economy of theirs. Glad this didn’t happen here in the UK…

      • Jhartsb

        Nicely put.

      • Imprezaowner27

         I use a macbook pro, ipod, etc, that doesnt bother me, the culture bothers me.  The pompous douche response by apple is what bothers me.  This is an unfortunate event that proves that innovation is dead.  Apple didnt innovate anything, the touchscreen technology they use was invented by microsoft.  The idea for a tablet was taken from microsofts old table prototypes, and many other competitors devices.  The idea that apple can patent a rectangle is idiotic, samsung can say they have been making rectangular televisions with curved edges, dont they win out then?  I get the idea of protecting your intangible assets, i do, but this is reaching a point where they are trying to push their weight around in order to eliminate competition, not promote innovation….I think consumers should know the difference.

        • Mr_Vault

           Well said. Its not hard to imagine this ordeal having the opposite effect that Apple is looking for. I can see it strengthening the resolve of Android users and very possibly creating anti-Apple behavior in which folks will use anything except an Apple product..

        • note_lover

          THERE!  EXACTLY!

  • MisterBlue

    We will have ALL your Android phones SOON ENOUGH!


    • Iucidium

      And you still won’t know how to use them.

      • Apple Eats 3~

        LOL I have to agree with lucidium here. Every customer that comes into my store that asks if we have I Phones ends up being the dumbest consumer I have met.

        • note_lover

          I can believe that lol!

    • Unknown

      They won over Samsung not over Google, Apple can’t beat Google

  • 0neTw0

    “They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth.” What I hear is We at Apple buy a company for its patents and then sue because we at Apple cannot innovate. Thank you sheep for believing we are dreamer of dreams.

    • note_lover


  • MisterMister

    Samsung is probably going to appeal so this story is over.  Just was reading another tech website and they were saying that Apple could get an injunction forcing Samsung to take its phones off the market and that current users of Samsung phones like the SG3 could end up getting software updates that might tweak their phones and change features.  Honestly, you all might think its a joke, but that would make me leery of possibly buying a Samsung phone right now, esp for a 2 year contract…(just as rumors of Tmo being sold worry people).  Im looking more and more to see what the iphone has to offer in a few weeks

    • Iucidium

      And that’s what Apple want. Either buy an iPhone or Windows phone, it’ll save you grief. Repeat after me: ‘you are free’

    • Apple eats 3~

      Your a moron. If you support Samsung through this B.S. then they will bounce back no problem. If they were an Apple knock off then Apple would have nothing to worry about. The reality was, they destroyed Apple at its own game and Apple pussied out and decided to sue. I would assume Samsung is almost at its prime and this is a little set back which you can always count on hence Murphys Law, but they have the absolute best hardware and specs on the market with a name as big as Google and better products in other tech fields. I will admit that Apple makes a hell of a product but to pull a b!tch move like this when you are about to be passed is pathetic. 

      • Edy6401

        I wish nothing more than for that fat apple to get an even fatter worm to eat it from the inside out and come out of its ass, then we can all see the real apple. Disgusting putrid company.

  • JBLmobileG1

    Stealing isn’t right? REALLY? What about what you are stealing from Motorola a.k.a. Google? Please… I am not buying it Apple nor am I blind.

  • Derick Williams

    I don’t think you can fairly say for certainty the jury wasn’t bias. I don’t care if every member of the jury had an iphone that doesn’t make them bias. If they honestly went in with the belief  Apple was in the right, then that constitutes bias.

    • Iucidium

      They’re all American – there’s your bias. American people being ‘patriotic’ to China’s slave army at Foxconn.

      • Edy6401

        You said it right.!

        • Eanfoso

          Let’s not forget, hmm where is judge ko dissent from? China? I think yes! :)

  • WishingTmo Had an Iphone

    I cant wait until 2013 so I can buy a Tmobile LTE Samsung triangular phone.  Maybe even get the hexagonal phone too…but the circular one might be easiest to use.

    • Unknown

      I want a circular one from Sammy running android 5.0 Apple Juice !

  • MrShotta


    • Joseph Tongret

      Your mind is smaller then the tiny iphone screen you probably typed that on! Apple fan or not, this is a negative for the consumer.

      Ps: Apple is already using all of the major Android manufacturers parts Einstein, lol! I have a feeling they’re going to be going up in price too!

  • If samsung’s appeal doesn’t go too well then I am off to windows phone, I will never in my life buy a apple product. They are nothing but petty and greedy. 

    • Iucidium

      You have completed their endgame. Spite them both, get a dumbphone and a netbook running Linux.

    • note_lover

      Same here!

  • Cmalvado18

    The two phones and os are different. This is total bullshit. Apple needs to stop crying and start competing.

  • Andrew

    An outrageous accusation? Hardly! The trial was held *in* America – a country where juries have a bias against foreigners and foreign corporations – just 10 miles from Apple’s Corporate HQ. It was a ridiculously short trial, and the jury thought they were supposed to slavishly follow Apple’s patents – without realising the USPTO will approve nearly anything because they expect the courts to properly test the validity of the patents. They can hardly do that on a rush-job. Apple’s patents are obvious. They should fail on those grounds. The whole thing stinks. Apple are far more tyrannical than Microsoft was at their peak.

    • rpj22

      Finally, someone who doesn’t miss the point.  Patents aren’t supposed to be issued on obvious “inventions”, yet the U.S. patent office repeatedly does just that.

  • Joseph Tongret

    Apples statement just made me vomit a little. David, would you please remove that disgusting filth, as there are impressionable young adults who may visit this Site & we don’t want them to learn from these types of unethical people.

  • C C

    Apple statement translated “Insert random claims about greatness of product and how everyone loves us and we are always being more innovative than everyone else, even when our founder prided himself on stealing ideas and we all know that nothing in any recent apple product is really new, and most stolen from android. That is all…continue buying Apple products and we won’t sue you.”

  • Amitus

    You all laughed at me when I said in the past Windows OS would be #2 soon.. well when Android is killed off by this. (Because you know they will go after HTC, LG, and probably Motorola/Google.) Windows will be number two. Just like computers you will have Microsoft vs Apple. Although this could be the best thing that happened to Blackberry… it may accidentally make them relevant again LOL

    • Joseph Tongret

      Android isn’t going anywhere, it’s the most popular mobile os according to the market share percentages. Also, Apple going after Google… Probably not. Google is also an American company, and the jury won’t lay down for Apple in that case.

      • Eanfoso

        Hopefully Symbian will then make a good comeback, being that Nokia just released a phone with 41 megapixel camera (Nokia 808 pureview ) now that’s what I call original! And Symbian is smoother than android anyways

      • Tmo_Fan

        unless jury is getting free apple products for life outside of the court and with a letter that reads: “just a gift even if we dont win this one”

    • MaseW

      Not so fast my friend…

      The big guns have just entered the game. Google (through Motorola) v. Apple is up next.

      Don’t start counting chickens yet.

    • BigMixxx

      I don’t think this is a serious blow to android.  Android has seriously matured since then.  Windows phone is going through a reset.  So microsoft is hurting themselves.

      Folks making phones will have to go back to the table.  Most of those issues were against touchwiz, not android, design…

      So go after HTC, I’d REALLY like to see that.

  • jman69

    LOL could you stop using that photoshopped cropped pic of both phones looking identical in size? 

  • charlieboy808

    The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. So it is about the money.

  • whiskey tango foxtrot

    After learning how the court ruled, If I owned a Samsung Android phone I’d feel dirty and ashamed. However, I do own a few Samsung feature phones and those feel untainted by all this litigious mess this overboard “copying”, for lack of a better term, that this Korean company took part in. They were begging for a lawsuit.

  • Omard312

    Rounded edges? Pathetic!! My old Windows HTC 8125 had rounded edges had these before this iShit came out. I just smashed my only apple product with a hammer. No lie! F u Apple

    • whiskey tango foxtrot

      Post pic, or you’re full of… hot air. If you did wow. That’s hardcore.

      • Eanfoso

        I gave mine away (iphone 3gs) but I gave it away a year ago, to someone in mexico lol glad it can be of some use to the cartel otherwise I’d be smashing mine too lol

  • Udubb

    I don’t know why everyone is so angry at Apple around here (though I am sure the fact that the iphone is not on T-Mobile is a large part of it.)
    The way I look at it, this is great for the smartphone industry. Designers do not want to get hit with an infringement lawsuit so you will see new creativity and originality put into new products. In the past it seemed like the goal was to make it look and feel like an iphone, now we will see what happens when the onus is placed back on the competition to be original and the results could be great.
    Wasn’t that original design of Android in the first place? To make it open source and allow it to grow on its own instead of just trying to copy and beat Apple at their own game.

    • Dgmoodey

      Its not that. The fact the Apple is suing over such little things, and Apple is a huge company, biggest in the world. Yet they sue the competitors for minor things. That is so degrading.

    • New2droid

       now that was well said! i look at it like this. apple is for apple products. so therefore it’s all about apple. but windows & android is for everybody. a OS that any manufacturer can put on their device. so let’s be logical & reasonable. if apple can single handedly out sale a gang of manufacturers that’s powerful. so when competing against a mob that uses some of your innovated ideas & technology what are you to do? fight back…ya damn skippy! also why not sue samsungs punk ass! every since the instinct they couldn’t keep apple’s seeds out of their mouth. so if you make it a point to keep mentioning apple’s name as an obsession to be better than them (as you said this can be the means to inspire them to be more creative) then you gotta kinda think these guys are doing a little too much copying to the point hey got careless so they gotta be called to account for their copying.

  • Carloslacend

    What happens to Samsung now? That means we will not see the Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S.? This paralyzes the sale of galaxy 3?

    • note_lover

      someone must know the answer to this so if you do, please let us know.  Will we be able to get the Note 2?

  • Savage1030

    I can’t wait for the apple to start making tv’s. I’m sure they will be sooooo original!

    • Eanfoso

      Apple already makes tv sets man…..

  • Guest

    “At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.”

    Makes no sense to me.

  • guest

    an American justice system ruling in favor of an American company. no surprise at all.

  • Omard312

    And how exactly does my credibility go “down” if I say I hate apple, David? Am I the one writing the blog? I think not. You once said that everyone is entitled to their opinion and you encourage people to voice it.

    • Showing bias toward a company automatically has someone assume that your opinion is influenced by your opinion of that company and not the laws the facts. I’m not trying to insult anyone, I’m just saying that in order to be rational about this decision, we have to be objective about it.

      • Manashetics

        I have have an objective Screw apple!!!!

  • does this mean we cant buy the note 2 coming out in us soon?

    • note_lover

      that’s what I want to know

  • You can’t call it “originating new ideas” so much when you are taking a constant stream of prior art, basic principles of design, and broad generalized ideas, and patent it.  It’s also very much the patent office’s fault for allowing and endorsing such ridiculous mischief.  This verdict was ridiculous.  I have no faith in the competence of that jury.

  • Joe333x

    This is crazy. I mean i remember whe i got the G1 multi touch wasnt enabled. You needed to root in order to enable it, the reason most people believed was because Google and HTC didnt want trouble would apple but then it became the norm for every phone after that. I understand patents and the reason for them but i mean really? The ability to sue a company because thier phones are square and allow you to zoom with your fingers it just awful and its bad for everyone except apple. I mean thats like a company owner the rights to using a mouse on a computer or a remote control for a TV. Imagine if only windows could use point and click with a mouse or only panasonic tvs could have wireless remotes. Its just a stupid law suit that gives apple CEOs a pay day and screws android owners. I dont even understand how they can sue just samsung, every android device is square and pinch to zoom on it. So wheres LG, HTC, Motorolla, and every other company that uses android. This law suit simply just slows down the progress of technology.

    • Tmo_Fan

      I knoo right? I guess we gonna have to start suing for this high prices of phns made out of cheap materials or sue for any stupid Idea and might as well just get 1 million…

    • note_lover

      I agree and how the jury didn’t agree with this, really makes me wonder smh :(

  • Crack is good

    Dang haha if crack can help my company win 1billion+, I need to start smoking some!!!

  • Craig

    I’m not wild about what this means for the future. Does Apple go after Google now? Go after the entire Android OS? I mean, how many ways are there to design a flippin’ icon? I’m worried about my ability to choose a Samsung phone in the future. And not to get down on Apple, really, but I find their recent legal behavior disappointing: I remember in the 1990s when Apple was playing the victim to the “big bully” Microsoft. Now Apple is the “big bully” on the block. How times change behaviors…

  • TomS

    Apple won this battle when they were awarded these unfair patents. They wont stop with Samsung.

  • Guest911

    “Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices….snip…..Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer.”

    Well, no problem then if Samsung wants to keep “innovating”. Who are they gonna copy now?

  • ACNJR28

    Im not a fan of either companies(more so apple) but i do think apple is buggin. This only gonna make Samsung and other companies stronger.

  • Dgmoodey

    Remember this only affects Samsung in the US, which is a small part of a big world. 

  • BuddyLuv

    This just opened the door for apple to sue any company that has a product  with a rectangular shape. Samsung better patent the shape of their TVs before apple tries to, so they can enter the HDTV market. 

  • Fairway

    it has been known in the financial community for 30 years that Apple’s greatest asset was its legal department.  Apple has never been shy about using their legal department.  Many innovators had been eliminated just by the threat of Apple using their legal department.  This was not the case with Samsung, but now even the mighty Samsung has been defeated in around one.  Samsung will appeal, and Apple will take it all away to the United States Supreme Court if need be.

  • Abc

    what I would like to see is that the words “Copyright” and “Patent” are removed from any dictionary. Law is abusing these words. Everyone should be able to do what they want with no limitations. Life would be much better and much easier for everyone (except those filthy rich companies).

    • Mark

       Ok. You spend millions on research and developing a phone and then release it. Let your competitor buy one from you for a couple hundred dollars and “borrow” ideas. I am not an Apple fan, in fact, I am saving up to buy a Galaxy S3 from Tmobile or I might hold off and buy an unlocked international one thanks to the story that I read on here about the refarming going on. Risk should be rewarded with the ability to make money off your inventions without having someone come and copy what you created. On the same hand, Apple has some answering to do themselves. That’s what the law is there for, to help try to keep everyone on the up and up.

      • Unclebananahead

        It’s a little thing called ‘open source,’ ever heard of it?

  • HoUsToN

    Apple STOP trying to sue Samsung to make that dang IPhone 5 if you don’t have the money. Then you can’t make it. stop attacking Samsung. And get your own money APPLE.

    • Mloudt

      maybe you don’t watch the news but even if you didn’t you should have enough common sense to know that Apple is very profitable. anyway the news reported that Apple is the most profitable company of all time worth between 625-685 billion dollars. Apple was only awarded over a billion dollars in this judgement so your comment makes no logical sense. and i’m not a sheep i just hate when people make dumb ass comments. and hopefully your not in Houston because that is where I am and you make us look bad as Houston, Texans!

      • Your shift key seems very exclusive as to when it will function.  I’d check into that if I were you.

      • HoUsToN

        Wow some people are slow and some are slower and your probably not from Houston LOL not with that name apple fan boy I have more knowledge than your slow brain tell me what do you do for a living

        • HoUsToN

          David please remove mloudts comment that’s was really un called for.

        • Your comments haven’t been much better, please, try and comment without attacking people personally and all will be right in the world.

        • HoUsToN

          He called me a dumb ass……. David for no reason because I was just being me

        • Guest911

          So….he is right! I dont understand your whining houston.

        • HoUsToN

          The idiot insulted my intelligence you won’t be able to see it because David edit it. but people who take the the time to call people names on the internet dosent have a life. IMOP but I reacted to it. so I guess I’m wrong on my part.

        • Guest911

          Aha. Got it.

      • How about I remove all of these comments? Try and comment without personal attacks, thanks!

    • HoUsToN

      Wow some people are slow n some are slower but your not from houston LOL not with that name

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I must first say, as soon as Samsung came out with the Vibrant, I knew something was up with the copying.

    Now the GS3, that design isn’t like the iPhone but the vibrant is almost a twin of the iPhone.

    Touchwiz has been virtually a rip of iOS since the Vibrant days so that is nothing new. They weren’t going to get away with it forever so now Samsung will actually have to come up with a new FRESH UI which is good.

    I don’t like apple and don’t care about my “merits” going down. Especially seeing that making that statement clearly goes against the first amendment.

    Apple is right about them copying iOS with the new Touchwiz, now the hardware design, Apple is right when it comes to the Vibrant, but most of the other Samsung devices are not iPhone copies.

    Apple should stop this patent/copying war right now because the second they go up against LG, they will lose due to LG having that design before Apple did.

    As far as UI goes, Apple can’t sue anybody else because all the rest of the UI’s are nothing like iOS.

    Multitouch, if I’m not mistaken, was on devices before apple devices as well. Pinch to zoom may not have been though. I hardly use Pinch to Zoom anyway though. I mostly use Double Tap to Zoom but if that doesn’t work correctly, then I’ll use Pinch to Zoom.

    I know this verdict has alot of Samsung fans in a rage against Apple.

    I even saw pieces of iOS in Tizen which is why I still like MeeGo the best. I mean the real MeeGo. Harmattan is REALLY nice as well and really should’ve been taken more seriously but alas, Nokia had other plans and now Jolla has been formed and it’s only a matter of months before their first MeeGo device (which is pretty much ready to be sold now) is on the market (I believe it’s China only though, not 100% sure on that but Jolla has gotten with the largest China Manufacturer to produce the devices which makes me think it’s China until they jumpstart the MeeGo Train).

    Apple shouldn’t be able to get away with silly patent suits such as “Rounded edges” though. Things like that are what makes people hate Apple even more.

    This will most likely have an effect on the way Samsung devices are sold here in the US now.

    The really sucky part about this is that we are on the verge of seeing (maybe even getting if we are lucky enough) the Galaxy Note 2. So now I don’t know how that will be handled but hopefully, this will not affect Samsung devices to the point of recalling devices just for design changes.

    Apple in my opinion, sucks as a company. They are late with innovations yet they take super old tech such as video calling (which was doable on the Nokia N95 on EDGE speeds without the need for WIFI, Yes the quality wasn’t great but the tech was there) and markets it as if it is a brand new innovation.

    The part about all this that I find really interesting is, Samsung makes most of Apple’s internals, so now that Apple has won (most likely by some underhanded means) this lawsuit, will Samsung finally pull away from making Apple’s hardware?

    This is not a victory for either company.

    Samsung will have to get creative now and Apple will most likely lose their hardware manufacturer so this is a lose/lose situation.

    Android shouldn’t be affected by this minus Samsung’s sales so the OS should be fine.

    This just proves why choice is a good thing.

    • Eanfoso

      Dude, I take my hat off to you, I couldn’t make a better post man, also if I’m not mistaking meego was only for the nokia n9, the rest use symbian, and now the new nokia 808 is also symbian, at least we know nokia is original lol but hopefully after this apple just simply goes bankrupt, oh and don’t forget how since back in 2009 the g2x and other android phones had “google voice” the siri-like voice command, and when apple in 2011 (with a 3G network system, verizon started selling LTE phones since 2010) released “siri” it was considered innovation, wtf?! Haha what’s left is that now in 2012 apple introduces their iphone with LTE and is considered an innovation, well, technically it is an innovation for them since they have been stuck in 2008 3G technology lol

      • Iucidium

        Meego is dead. Its Jolla now.

    • Disgusted by the systems

       I’m not sure, but I think I read that Samsung makes a little over 7 BILLION dollars per year off Apple…if that’s the case then the 1 billion penalty (IF it holds up ALL the way to the Supreme Court) is nothing but chump change to Samsung, even IF Apple is awarded triple damages to raise it up to 3 billion.

      I don’t know about the court system all that well, but why are the companies, or the judge for that matter, allowed to stifle crucial FACTS about the WHOLE STORY…beginning with Job’s quote (which was never a secret) and everything else in between which are FACTS (for both sides)…shouldn’t the Jury be allowed to see the whole story and then decide?  The patent system is not the only thing that’s really screwed up here…

      I don’t know if Samsung would do it, but they could either raise the prices on their goods sold to Apple to compensate for the loss in court OR just outright not sell to them.  If Apple is forced to buy from other suppliers, their quality is sure to go down the tubes and would mean a big plus to Samsung.

      If everything holds up for Apple all the way through to the Supreme Court, then Android and their makers will all morph, mutate, basically change things to make things better and then Apple will regret trying to ‘annihilate Android’.

      And let’s not all forget people, Big Brother (Google) has already filed a suit vs. Apple.  They’ve waited a long while and I’m sure they got their case together…it’s gunna be a good one!

    • note_lover

      I wondered the same thing…will this effect the Note 2 unveiling/release?

  • Sirivn

    The only true reason apple took samsung to court is because they are feeling the heat of the competition. Samsung galaxy s phones and nexus
    phones are very successsful worldwide. Take a look at the galaxy s 2 and 3 and see how well they have sold. Samsung is putting a dent in apple sales. I totally disagree with this verdict. How can u put a patent on rounded edges?WTF..
    Also apple has copy many ideas from other companies. Take a look at their notification bar on the iphone4s. It was copied. Im no longer a fan of apple and i wont be buying the iphone 5 or ipad mini when its released

    • None

      You mean like how their whole OS (Graphical User Interface) was copied from Xerox?

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  • nerdlust

    I don’t own an apple or Samsung product but this seems like apple is trolling. Makes me feel like buying a samsung phone.

  • Opunku

    I think Granny Smith should file suit against Apple for using the word Apple.

    • Eanfoso

      I think god should sue apple for using the forbidden fruit and because it was mentioned in the bible first lol

  • John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt

     In other news, Adam & Eve, God, the snake, Garden of Eden Inc.,
    Johnny Appleseed, Sir Isaac Newton, William Tell and Apple Records have
    filed a class action suit against Apple for copyright infringement.

    • Omard312

      Hahaha!! Too funny

  • kod

    F@#$ apple they phones look the same trash iphone need to stop being made iphone guaranteed thing to look like ip4 watch

  • kahlayoh

    Apple is so full of it!!! “Its about values” my arse!!! It’s about that money!!!

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  • Richard cruz

    Let’s just hope Apple does not get granted a sales ban on Galaxy phones. If they do, this will be a bog blow to T-Mobile. without Galaxy S we will only have the HTC One S to talk about.

  • Mloudt

    before i clicked on the article i was ready to criticize David expecting him to be biased towards 
    Apple, but after reading it I see David you are finally listening to the readers of this site who give you feedback like myself. so good job David you reported a story and didn’t implement your biased opinion towards Apple. anyway people you might not like Apple but from a business perspective you have to respect them. i mean did ya’ll not see the recent report where Apple is the most profitable company of all time worth between 625-685 billion dollars! no wonder tim cook Apple CEO makes hundreds of millions of dollars annually in salary, stock, commodities, and other bonus incentive’s. UPDATE: Samsung has already filed an appeal and even though they still might lose this appeal and have to pay Apple over a billion it is better than what Apple was seeking in damages prior to the trial. Apple was seeking more than 2 billion in damages from Samsung. so Samsung might just have to chalk this up as a lost and from now on just make their new devices different than i-phone models. 

  • keep it real

    you can hate apple all you want! the truth is samsung has been on apple’s nuts since that piece of sh!t  “instinct”. truth is apple is the trendsetter & windows, android etc all are just riding on the back of apple’s success. sort of like saying, if there were no apple there would be no android or windows. apple’s legacy is the motivational force that inspires others to be great! why do you think they  keep being mentioned in their (samsung) advertisements when they release new products. i’m not on apple’s seeds but keep it real haters!

    • AppleEmployee

      Speak it!
      Worship at the iphone altar!. Come forth oh iphone brothers and sisters!

      • Eanfoso

        Get a life loser! You are making yourself look pathetic just so you know, I am currently typing from my iPad 2, but dude you’re making everyone who’s an iPhone owner a sore loser, just stop before someone says it less nicely

    • KeepingItReal

      How could you say if there were no iPhone there would be no other smartphone? that is the kind of ignorance apple followers have that they keep buying the same device over and over. if you knew facts google was developing an is before ios was released to public. also speaking of design Motorola has plenty to rectangle phones with rounded edges before iPhone. so please keep it real.

      • note_lover

        that’s more like it, well put

    • David_827

      WTF?  If it wasnt for apple there would be no smartphones?  If i remember correctly, Palm Pilots and Blackberrys were out WAAAAYYYYYY before the iPhone.  

  • galaxydude

    I have a LG

  • No more skins if we are lucky

    Will this finally put an end to skins, so the only one to sue would be google?

    • AppleEmployee

      They are on our list!
      You better hide your iphone stealing robot phone!

      • Eanfoso

        You’re such a loser

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  • Phatcow12

    silver lining is now maybe Samsung will use their quality come up with a great design like their Captivate or even the s3 is better than iPhone design and get rid of the scrappy touchwiz.

  • Lance Speroni

    this is why people should stop buying Apple products. They are bullies within the industry.

  • Tortionist

    The cool thing is, Apple will do themselves in. It won’t be from the outside. Their lack of innovation and their using of two year old technology will eventually catch up to them. They’ll eventually pull a RIM and become insignificant. It has pretty much happened to Nokia, RIM, Motorola, etc. Yes, they are all still around, but look at where they used to be compared to where they are now. The same will happen to Apple. The stock market will be taking a tumble in the next 2 to 4 years. That should take care of Apple (and a lot of other companies as well.) The only reason the stock market has been going up within the last several years is due to Quantitative Easing and bailouts. Eventually foreign investors will look for safer investments at home rather than here in the U.S. and the Stock market bubble will finally fully collapse. Quite a few companies, whose stock is too high without a good reason will suffer. Apple is one of them.

  • Glinzan

    I’m not an Apple fanboy, never have been, and never will be. I’m team Google all the way. But, if I’m going to be honest, if you look close enough, with all prejudices aside, Samsung phones are starting to look a hell of a lot like the iPhone. of course it’s troublesome to read of Samsung’s loss. Any loss to a software company that supports Android is a loss for the consumer because, indeed, Apple has managed to monopolize the market. But the one reason why they’ve been so successful with their phones is “consistency.” They’ve stayed true to one design, one operating system, etc. With the plethora of Android phones that come out in one year, consumers might find it confusing separating a Galaxy S II from a Galaxy Blaze, or a Droid Razor from the Motorola Atrix. As hard as it is to believe, the truth is that Google must fight fire with fire. Consistency is key, and I think the Nexus line, including stock Android, without the bloatware, without the custom skins, is the key. A little more restriction on how companies can tamper with the Android UI, and a little more regulation from Google would go a long way. The Nexus phones can be something spectular–without comments about sales being “minuscule.” I mean, look at the popularity of the Nexus 7. A little more advertising can go a long way.

    • Noel

      Yes the original Galaxy phone probably looked close to the iPhone 3G. But if u look at Samsung’s touch screen phone designs of 2006 they look similar…this was b4 the iPhone was released in 2007. Lets not forget the judge refused to allow this crucial piece of evidence central to Samsung’s case which showed both companies were working on almost similar looking rectangular devices with slightly different amount of bezel prior to the iPhone release. Also lets not forget that another company Mitsubishi had been working with touch screens where pinch to zoom, slide etc was demonstrated way b4 the iPhone was conceived. Now how did they now claim ownership to these things…THE QUESTION IS WHO COPIED OR STOLE FROM WHOM????? All i can say at best is both companies are merely improving on what was already out there…none deserve any of those patents. They both are making tons of money…so what is the problem? Just that one is trying to be greedy and have it just to themselves. For one the Galaxy S2, S3, Note, Tab are nothing like the iPhone….different OS, different sizes, huge screens, mostly different apps etc. What i see here is an attempt to slow down Samsung…Sammy’s on the march. I will also like to see my beloved HTC step it up and get their march on.

  • They are both out of date

    Thay both look like something from the last century…   I only see Windows 3.1 when I look at either phone.

  • Scase66

    I wouldn’t mind see a Note 2 running Windows 8. I’m sure that would shake up the enterprise market a bit. I was an early adopter of the Palm Pilot and treo and believe apple should not have been granted patents for designs that originated before they were in the phone market. Dominate with innovation, not litigation! 

  • 16309A

    So why does samsung still sell parts to apple to build the iphone? Wouldn’t it be time to stop that?

    • J-Hop2o6

      Then they lose even more money. Apple could easily find another supplier. Not a good idea for Samsung.

  • Mattcat03

    This verdict is ridiculous.  I could understand patents on software but its silly to have patents on shapes.  Can you imagine if samsung decided to patent all the possible shapes and design for a smart phone just to get even with apple, wouldn’t that be something. 

  • Mattcat03

    What about tv’s.  Does a company have the right to patent the rectangular shape?  It shouldn’t be so as well as smarphones or any other products that is pretty much limited in design.  The jurors don’t have a clue.  They should of took more time to really think about their decision because this will greatly affect the consumer more than anything.