Samsung Tastes Victory In Australia As Court Lifts Galaxy Tab Ban, But Apple Isn’t Happy

Samsung Tastes Victory In Australia As Court Lifts Galaxy Tab Ban, But Apple Isn’t Happy

An Australian court has lifted the ban placed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 allowing the Korean company to sell its Android-powered iPad rival down under. However, it had better start shifting them quick, because Apple is preparing to appeal the decision to the High Court.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

The full bench of the Federal Court – Justices John Dowsett, Lindsay Foster and David Yates – today unanimously reversed a Federal Court judge’s ruling last month that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 be banned from sale in Australia.

“Samsung will be permitted to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia provided it keeps accounts of all transactions involving that device in Australia,” the judges wrote in their judgment.

Despite the decision, Apple successfully had the ban extended until Friday at 4 PM, while the Cupertino company prepares its appeal to the High Court. By Friday night, however, Australians will finally be able to purchase Samsung’s flagship tablet in retail stores.

[via MacRumors]

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  • CharliK

    Hyperbolic much. 

    This was a lifting of the injunction. Not a decision on the final case. 

    Also, if come Friday, Apple can give an appeal reason that successfully supports the injunction being restored it will be. So no Samsung won’t be selling at that point. 

    And regardless, it is unlikely that the Tab was going to have run away sales anyway given its previous track record so Samsung’s talk of ruining sales is also hyperbolic. 

  • Don Pope

    I think its disgusting how Apple is resorting to scumbag tactics to keep competition out.
    This is especially bad because they have nearly nothing to fear from Samsung in the tablet market. Apple is the runaway leader in this market and they don’t have to do this.

  • Jose

    i was sorta thinking the same when I first read this, but looking at it again; Apple is not about taking out the competition. I mean what if there was no competition for them? There would be Apple and… thats it? I think in this case, its more about protecting whats theirs. If you came up with something, you wouldn’t want some one that copied your ideas getting rich of them

    Thats my opinion at least

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