There was a time, not so long ago, that Apple was ruling the roost and there was nothing but iPad in the world of tablets that was worthwhile and a quality product. iPad sold in millions, and its amazing success made other giant electronic players sit up and take notice. The operating system was the only hurdle, and with Google developing Android and making it an open source platform, there was soon a flurry of Android based tablets from other mobile and laptop makers apart from Apple. It was Samsung’s Galaxy tab that infuriated Apple as the company believes that Galaxy tablet PC is a violation of the patent of the design of its iPad.
Apple claims Galaxy is a copy of iPad
Though there has been no slowdown or decrease in the sales figures of iPad, Apple believes it should fight the tablet PC war with copycats and this is reflected in the manner in which Apple has deployed teams of lawyers in many parts of the world to represent Apple against Samsung in its tablet PC war. It is the physical designing of Galaxy tab that Apple claims is same as that of an iPad. It is a fact that Galaxy tab looks identical to an iPad, and even those who represent Samsung in court could not tell the difference when each device was held in either hand by a person.
On the face of it, tablet PC war between Apple and Samsung looks ridiculous as the world has never seen manufacturers fighting over similar designs of flat screen TV pr LCD’s or even computer monitors. Perhaps it is the novelty of the gadget along with the current rage among the population for a tablet PC that is making Apple fight with Samsung for a greater share of the pie. To a casual observer, this tablet PC war may look frivolous but the parties are serious and spending serious money also to keep other one out of the business. Recently Apple won a law suit against Samsung in Australian court to win a ruling that prevents Samsung from selling Galaxy tab in Australia. The tablet PC has become a bone of contention between Apple and Samsung though it is a strange correlation that Apple is the biggest buyer of flash memory chips made by Samsung.