Galaxy Tab 10.1 Banned in Australia, Apple Win
Looks like Apple’s safeguarding of their Apple iPad market share is working nicely for them, as they have now been successful in getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from being sold in Australia. They say it’s about copying but in reality it’s all about making sure Android doesn’t take away from Apple dominance.
We all know Apple were seeking an injunction to ban the sales of Samsung Android 3.2 Honeycomb slate in Australia along with anywhere else they can lodge a complaint, and according to The Sydney Morning Herald, the court has now ruled in Apple’s favour and granted the injunction.
Samsung had agreed to hold off offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Oz until such times as Justice Annabelle Bennett handed down her decision on the matter, and she has now done so.
Obviously Apple look on Samsung and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as a major threat to Apple iPad market share as Apple lawyers have already told the court that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would launch “with the velocity of a fire hose,” meaning the slate would rapidly have an affect on sales of the Apple iPad 2.
Old Sammy responded to Apple’s claim that the Galaxy Tab 10.1was a threat to the iPad by stating that basically the consumer would decide which tablet they wanted rather than comparing the Android tablet against the iOS tablet.
However for those in Australia that decision has now been taken out of their hands and they have been denied the right of choice when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. So basically it seems that Apple is now controlling what devices people can purchase and what devices they can’t, which in my personal view is wrong.
Samsung is attempting to fight back though and is seeking a ban on Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S in both France and Italy, something I hope they are successful in as it just might teach Apple a lesson by giving them a taste of their own medicine.
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