This requirement was another step in the litigation between the two companies that began in mid-March, with allegations made by Apple with illegally copying Samsung’s technology in their products Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab.
During the legal battle the court ordered the South Korean manufacturer to demonstrate Apple’s lawyers to their new Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Infuse 4G and 4G LTE Droid Charge for analysis, in order to copy the unique technologies. At the same time, the court stressed that access to new products will have only lawyers, but not those pertaining to the manufacture of products.
Today it was announced that Samsung has filed a similar claim – provide samples of the final version of the iPhone and iPad, prepared for release in the sale. In an official statement of the company are listed as «iPhone 4S», «iPhone 5», «iPad 3″ or «iPad third generation”, but after in spite of whatever name they use, there should be an indication that grant requires all new products.
This requirement put forward in order to lawyers of Samsung could prove that developed a technology or concept earlier than it did Apple.
However, despite this loud trial, the two companies are still in relationships – Samsung supplies for Apple processors and memory blocks for the iPhone and iPad. In 2010, the sum of these shipments totaled 5.7 billion dollars.