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Apple takes aim at Galaxy S3 may delay US release: Update

The ongoing law suits between Apple and a number of mobile phone manufacturers have been hitting the headlines for a number of months now, and today it seems that Apple is taking aim at the Samsung Galaxy S3 that could see a delay in its US release.

Consumers in the US are just being made aware of when they can get their hands on the new Android smartphone, but as the Android Community are reporting Apple is making another dubious move against the handset and its manufacturer. The iPhone maker has just filed the same preliminary injunction against the Galaxy S3 as it did against the Nexus a few months ago, and is looking to get the handset banned in the US before it becomes available to consumers.

Apple is trying to use its huge number of patents it has against the competition, and now it is using its ‘universal search technology’ Siri, and using it against Samsung’s S-Voice offering. It is also using the same data tapping type actions that are used on almost every Android device.

Below you can see an image that is from an HTC device used from an earlier filing, and is the same patent that Apple is using against Samsung. Apple describes ‘data tapping’ as a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data”, and is the company’s technology that powers the menu options that are seen in Gmail and in the image below.

With this and the S-Voice feature Apple may have a chance of getting judges to rule in their favour, which would result in a temporary ban on the Galaxy S3. We told you recently how an Apple injunction resulted in the delay of shipments of the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE, which was later removed by the US International Trade Commission.

If a judge sides with Apple we could see the much anticipated handset being delayed, which will be frustrating to the millions of consumers looking to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S3. Do you think Apple has a case against Samsung? Update: Apple has failed to get the Galaxy S3 banned so the launch will go ahead as planned in the US.

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9 thoughts on “Apple takes aim at Galaxy S3 may delay US release: Update”

  1. Reply
    Guest says:

    F**K Apple I’ve had them for over 4 years and I can’t wait till the Galaxy S3 comes out. Can’t let them dominate the market. Apple is scared S**tless so it’s doing everything it can to stop amazing devices like the S3 from coming out. 

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    Lol says:

    Apple’s getting their @ss handed to them right now and they want to do anything they can to stop these mega-phones. Apple you’re pathetic I’m so glad I’ve never contributed 1 cent to your money hunry tyrany.

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    Rhysnickless1234 says:

    haha apple are getting to pathetic levels ! it appears they can not deal with the competition

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    Scotty Dog says:

    Looks like you can get a patent for common sense its worse than health and safety going over board.  May as well patent two finger tips on screen and the rotation motion rotates the screen.  Its basic how can you patents.  Cant pick my nose with my pinky cos apple have patented the gesture sad days if such things happen.

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    Scotty Dog says:

    Looks like you can get a patent for common sense its worse than health and safety going over board.  May as well patent two finger tips on screen and the rotation motion rotates the screen.  Its basic how can you patents.  Cant pick my nose with my pinky cos apple have patented the gesture sad days if such things happen.

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    chris125 says:

    Apple come on even your isheep are saying this is wrong. Release a better product to outdo the competition not sue when you steal more than anyone. Smh

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    Ken Swg says:

    i should spread on this news to whole Malaysian, especially to those Iphone fans…

    in UK, US, see how many people were disappointed  with Iphone …
    only the brand name, and, what else beside this? poor men, even tried to stop s3 goes into US… this is a joke….

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    whoodini1966 says:

    remember siri was a paid for app in i store or what ever its called. then just when they were going to do a android version apple brought the company.they did not invent it..samsung make most the parts for iphone remember that as well yong sheep….

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