• Samsung are demanding access to iPhone 4S source code
  • Also want access to agreements between Apple and telcos
  • Attempting to have the iPhone 4S banned for sale in Australia

IF YOU’RE an Apple fan, you might want to hurry up and grab an iPhone 4S while you can – Samsung are trying to have them banned.

By William Colvin November 04, 2011 news.com.au


Samsung is demanding access to Apple’s iPhone 4S source code, as well as access to agreements between Apple and Australian telcos Telstra, Vodafone and Optus as it tries to ban the sale of the new smartphone in Australia, according to ZDNet.

A directions hearing was held today for the ongoing dispute between Apple and Samsung over alleged infringements in both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple’s iPhone 4S.

Samsung lawyer Cynthia Cochrane told the court that they require access to the agreements and the source code in order to make their case.

Samsung argue that if subsidies are given by the telcos to Apple products, there are less to go around for competitors.

Originally, Samsung wanted access to all retailer and operator agreements for iPhone and iPad products, but they have reduced their request to just ask for agreements with the three major telcos.Apple have objected to the requests, and have stated that they are irrelevant to the case.

The website also reported that Apple have levelled legal threats against an Australian importer who imported Samsung’s banned Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The company ordered gadget importer Dmavo to hand over all of their Galaxy Tabs for destruction, as well as the names and addresses of anyone who bought one of the devices.

Dmavo, however, are staunchly refusing to comply.


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