What's Apple's problem with Samsung Galaxy S III?
In a lawsuit against Samsung, Apple is seeking a way to keep the Samsung Galaxy S III off the shelves in the US or at least delay its debut on the market.
The battle took a disturbing turn two days ago, when Apple filled an addition to the accusation and asked for permission to add the expected Galaxy S III to the existing lawsuit which already involve the Galaxy Nexus.
At the end of May in the UK, Apple purchased the Galaxy S III and has been analyzing it ever since.
The conclusion is that the Galaxy S III just like the Galaxy Nexus is violating several patents of Apple and it should be banned from the marketplace.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is already out in some countries and its North America release date is in June and has signed launch deals with 5 different network operators.
Samsung has now more than 9 million pre-orders for the Galaxy S III - included in Apple's addition in the lawsuit to alert the court that Samsung is to make a bunch of money.
Now, what's the problem that Apple has with Samsung's new device?
Apple has listed 2 patents as problematic – unified search and data tapping. The unified search implication is the most amusing, as it refers to the Siri technology, which indicates that Apple is focusing on Samsung's S-Voice.
Samsung pointed out that it is too late to make corrections on the lawsuit, and if Apple has a problem with the Galaxy S III, then it should bring an independent case against Samsung.
The company also stated that Apple's request is without any dignity and that it will fight vigorously against the accusation and will prove that the Galaxy S III is distinctive and innovative.
There were hopes that Apple and Samsung would shake hands and overcome their differences when the court ordered the companies to come to an agreement, however the discussion ended up without any compromise being reached.
Samsung assures that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III will proceed as planned.