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These are the Samsung phones Apple wants banned in the U.S...

These are the Samsung phones Apple wants banned in the U.S...

Looks like Apple isn't wasting any time listing the Samsung Android phones they'd like to have banned in the U.S. following their $1 billion win last week. And that's a good thing, because a lot of these phones look so old they're probably not being sold much if at all anymore, so the faster they're not sold, the better... right? Both The Verge and FOSS Patents snagged the list:

While it's possible a regional carrier might have been planning to announce some of those as part of their 2012 lineup, given that the Galaxy S3 is the new hotness, I'm not sure how many, if any, actual consumers will suffer from a ban on the old broken.

However, this is just the beginning and Apple will no doubt try to have the ban set up in such a way that it catches any additional, past, present, and future devices that look to be infringing on the same patents. For example, Apple has also asked to have the ban extended on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 cellular variant.

Apple vs Samsung continues...

Source: The Verge, FOSS Patents

Rene Ritchie

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Ok so the picture obviously is not the phones in the list? A bit odd I might say. Kind of threw me there for a minute.

Baysic says:

What do you mean? They obviously want the iPhone 4(s?) banned so the only phone on the market come october is the new one.

Linebarrel86 says:

One can't be bothered to Photoshop...

SockRolid says:

Don't forget: the Apple v. Samsung suit was filed way back in April 2011.
Apple can sue, again, over any infringing phones released since then.

FlopTech says:

Don't forget: the Apple v. Samsung suit was filed way back in April 2011.
Apple can and will sue over infringing phones and pads released since then.

Mac58 says:

They can but initially they tried (and succeeded for a limited time) to ban the Galaxy Nexus which was released 4th quarter last year and also all of the galaxy s 2 variants were released 3rd /4th quarter last year as well so if they were planning to ban anything new I think they would have done it now because when they filed their suit some of the phones they are seeking bans on had not even been released yet. Plus its pretty obvious that Samsung has branched far from their initial offerings of the galaxy s and the s 3 looks nothing like an iPhone.

FlopTech says:

Evidently Samsung expected to lose.

Urban22 says:

Er didn't the galaxy tab make it through Unscathed?

lungho says:

"I'm not sure how many, if any, actual consumers will suffer from a ban on the old broken."

Is this some kind of Canadian jargon or is it that 4 years of college level English did not cover this?

Pimp Lucious says:

So floptech and sock are the same person huh. What's the deal with the picture that obviously has the wrong phones?

osensnolf says:

I think this will be good in the long run since it will have more of the S3's in demand.

Personally, I've had enough of Apple. I'm looking forward to getting some Samsung goodness next month.

PJMAN2952 says:

+1 Except I got the HTC One S :D

plunder says:

At some point Tim will go to far.