Samsung confirmed on Tuesday that it will modify its smartphones if it fails to successfully fight Apple’s request to have devices banned in the US. Apple’s request to ban 8 smartphones in the US will not see a December 8th hearing to discuss the injunctions Apple wants to impose on Samsung’s products. Until the December 6th hearing, neither side can discuss any new injunctions until the hearing at the end of the year.
The delay isn’t like to make Apple happy, but Judge Koh made it clear her court calendar is full after the trial, so both Samsung and Apple knew a delay in the hearing date was possible.
For Samsung’s part, it will work to block any injunction, appeal any injunction granted by a Judge and then modify devices should the company’s appeals fail. There is no word on exactly what kind of changes Samsung would undertake, on what devices or how long such changes would take to go into effect.
“We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market,” a Samsung spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.