Did Apple tamper with evidence in the German Apple v. Samsung case?
We're not about to come out and say Apple deliberately altered key visual evidence in the recent proceedings in Germany, which resulted in European imports screeching to an abrupt halt. We will just let the pictures speak for themselves. Dutch website Webwereld has compared the some of the images from the court documents (read them here (opens in new tab), in German) to reality and found some disturbing differences. In Apple's images, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been shown with a different aspect ratio (1:36 as opposed to the actual 1:46 -- the iPad is 1:30), causing it to more closely resemble the dimensions of the iPad. This accounts for a full eight percent difference in the "short" side of the Tab, and you can see the result above. If that weren't enough, the Samsung logo has been removed from Apple's image, and of course it's shown with the app drawer open instead of the normal home screen view.
Make what you will of this, but I'll imagine it had an impression on the German courts.
Source: Webwereld (Dutch); via OSNews. Thanks, Richard!
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Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.
we meant to initiate 'SAVE' but inadvertently performed 'stretch/skew' and then 'Save'. man. Interns---ammi right?
it won't happen again. promise."
Also, GT is widescreen and the iPad is letter box. The iPad better never consider going to widescreen because Android apparently holds the rights to that. //sarcasm, but not really
apple creates. they do not innovate. apple's business plan for their products- plan a massive ad campaign for their overpriced products (which only runs their proprietary operating system), make incremental changes to their products over the year long dev cycle, and then sue anyone and everyone who makes anything similar to what they have made or improves upon something they have created over flimsy evidence. even, as it now appears, doctoring photos to prove their case. apple's alleged photo showing the sg tab looks very much like an ipad from showing it with the app drawer out to altering its margins. i would think the german courts would be smarter than that to just accept photos of the product from one of the litigants and instead would have taken a device from each manufacturer and have them analyzed independently. this is a blatant mischaracterization on apple's part. i throw out the case and make apple pay for samsung's legal costs.
A lot of folks simply can't stand Apple. Whether it's their walled garden approach , the fact they make you use gawd-awful i-tunes or any number of of other things. I chose Android because it's cool, I like it, and because it's not an Apple product. I use Windows 7 and Ubuntu because I like em, and they're not Apple products. The more of the BS I see like this, the more determined I am to not do business with them. When Apple was an underdog their stuff had some appeal. Now it's like totalitarian techno-demagoguery. Apple is beginning to beleive in their own immortality...
"APPLE SUES VIZIO FOR HAVING THEIR HOME SCREEN AS THE APP DRAWER ON THEIR NEW ANDROID TABLET."