Samsung looks as though they are not scared of Apple in the recent Apple patent dispute that has made headlines as of late. They did not take a break during the Memorial day weekend, and instead have ramped things up. First, Apple asked Samsung to hand over some of their upcoming products to Apple to ensure that patents were not being infringed upon and then they asked the judge that Apple be forced to do the same thing. This means that Samsung has gotten a look at the upcoming version of the Apple unlocked iPhone 4 and other products that Apple has coming forward.
Samsung has asked that they be allowed to get a look at the iPad 3 and also the iPhone 5. With the iPad 2 just having been released a short time ago, the company has not even started discussing the iPad 3 in public, so this move comes as a bit of a surprise. It will definitely be interesting to see how the Judge responds to the requests.
The problem initially started when the iPad and unlocked Galaxy devices looked very similar, which drew quite a bit of criticism and eventually led to a patent infringement suit. So far things seem to have gone Apple’s way but it looks as though Samsung is fighting back by getting a look at some of their most important upcoming devices. The war has waged on and has continued to progress since they first went to court.
Apple rejected the initial request, which most expected them to do but now it will come down to the decision that was made by the judge. He will get the final say in whether or not they get a look at the future devices. Apple has claimed that their future devices hold “no relevance” to the issue that is at hand.