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Trial reveals Samsung and Apple U.S. sales figures

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One great side effect of the Apple vs Samsung trial is that all sorts of juicy details and secrets are revealed. Exact sales figures for all the different models can be difficult to come by, but yesterday we got a look at the U.S. sales figures for Samsung and Apple. You’ll never guess what Samsung’s top selling phone was. Go on, have a guess. If you somehow managed to divine the answer as the Samsung Galaxy Prevail carried by Boost Mobile, then give yourself a pat on the back. This budget Android smartphone topped the chart, but that’s because of…

Galaxy S should be more like the iPhone, 132-page 2010 Samsung report tells jurors

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We saw yesterday a Samsung internal memo in which it was detailed a February 2010 executive meeting. During the meeting, Samsung’s chief of mobile JK Shin made it clear to everyone that the iPhone is the new enemy, not Nokia, and that Samsung should adapt to the new requirements and create flagship devices that are more like the iPhone, a product very popular with carriers and customers. At the time, the Galaxy S was not even announced yet – Samsung unveiled it weeks later, at CTIA 2010 – and Apple’s flagship device was the iPhone 3GS, with the iPhone 4…

iPhone-based “Crisis of Design” inside Samsung, company memo reveals

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The U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent war marches forward, and after having seen the obvious similarities between some of the default app icons found on the iPhone app and some of Samsung’s Galaxy-branded devices, we’re going to show you an internal Samsung memo from February 2010, which reveals how JK Shin, Samsung’s head of mobile communications, was basically trying to address the disruption the iPhone was causing at the time in the mobile business. Samsung tried to keep the memo out of court, but John Quinn, Samsung’s counsel, mentioned the “crisis of design” while questioning Samsung strategist Justin Denison. The…

Samsung allegedly copied iPhone app icons too, Apple says and it may be right

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The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial continues today with new testimonies and evidence submitted by each party to make it case. We’re going to share with you an interesting slideshow, as posted by CNET, that shows us a variety of images in which we can compare various app icons as found on the iPhone and/or iPad and on Samsung Android devices. Apple says that Samsung has allegedly copied app icons design including the app icon for the Phone app, Music app, Contacts app, Phpto app, Notes app and Settings app. And it will surely be interesting to see how Samusng…

iPhone, iPad sales numbers to be unveiled in court by Samsung, Apple doesn’t want that

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It’s a new day today, which means we’re going to turn a new page in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial. The case, scheduled to go forward today with the testimonies of some Apple’s prominent figures including Phil Shiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Scott Forstall, Apple’s Senior Vice President of iOS Software, may reveal actual iPhone, iPad and iPod touch numbers. Samsung wants to make public such numbers when cross examining Shiller – he has already testified for Apple a few days ago – but Apple would like the court to stop the Android device maker…

Apple wants the jury to know that Samsung destroyed evidence

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The U.S. Apple vs Samsung legal odyssey continues today with new developments in one of the most important patent-based cases in the world right now. It’s not just a fight between titans, between business partners, between closed and open ecosystems, but also a battle that could have decisive consequences on the future of the mobile ecosystem. The trial started on Monday with jury selection, and we saw yesterday the opening arguments from both Apple and Samsung. Each party is accusing the other of violating its patents, with Apple claiming Samsung has copied the look and feel of its iPhone and…

AT&T reportedly ordered staff to push anything but iPhone

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A few days ago, we showed you AT&T’s earnings report for the second quarter of the year. In its press release announcing the official numbers for the period, the second largest carrier in the U.S. stressed the sales and subscriber growth in the smartphone sector, announcing that it has sold 5.1 million smartphones in Q2, with 3.7 million of them being iPhones. At the time we noted that the carrier did not mention any other smartphone except for the iPhone in its official documents. That’s not surprising considering that AT&T had an exclusive arrangement with Apple to sell the iPhone…

Samsung opening statement says Apple did not copy iPhone, iPad, but competed against them

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Earlier today, the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial was officially kicked off by Apple’s opening statement, in which the counsel of the iPhone maker started showing the nine jurors – one member of the jury was dismissed just before Apple’s opening statement – how Samsung copied the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad mobile products. After one hour and a half, it was time for Samsung’s legal team to step up to the plate with its opening statement. From the get-go, Samsung clearly specified that it didn’t copy the iPhone or the iPad. Instead, the company is simply…

Apple opening statement says Samsung decided to go the easy way, copy the iPhone

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The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial started yesterday with jury selection and was supposed to continue today with the opening statements for both giants. But before Apple opened up the proceedings with its initial arguments, a female juror asked to be dismissed, as her employer would not pay her salary over the period that she would be serving. The juror in question was dismissed, and now the jury is made up from nine members, seven men and two women. After the jury debacle, Apple’s counsel – led by Harold McElhinny, a partner at Morrison Foerster – explained the jurors why…

Apple vs Samsung jury selection completed in U.S. trial

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The highly anticipated trial phase in the U.S. legal battle between Apple and Samsung started yesterday and we’re expecting it to last at least four weeks during which we’ll bring you all the important details of this fight between giants. We have closely followed the Apple vs Samsung conflict, that spans across four continents – there are over 50 cases in 10 countries already – and we know that the U.S. trial is the most important one for both companies. Jury Selection Yesterday, the jury of the trial was selected, with Judge Lucy Koh interviewing 74 prospective jurors, among which one…