Following Samsung's claim that Apple had been sending out letters to retailers demanding they stop selling Galaxy Nexus handsets and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in compliance with court injunctions, iMore was sent a copy of one such letter. The retailer who sent it told us they'd received several similar letters, both electronically and physically. The 2-page letter reads:
The letter was accompanied by almost 100 pages containing the Unites States District Court ruling referenced in the letter.
Clearly, Apple believes that when and if they're granted injunctions with this specific language, they can and will go after retailers selling the enjoined product(s). Given the long, multinational history of skirmishes between Apple and Samsung, it's also clearly far from over.
It's our understanding large retailers like Best Buy and Walmart had been in the process of complying with the order, Apple demand letters notwithstanding. Others may not have been so inclined.
For more, see our initial report on the story and Alex Dobie's coverage on our Mobile Nations sibling site, Android Central.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.