Did Apple submit manipulated evidence vs. Samsung?

Posted on Aug 20 2011 - 11:31am by Julius

Apple has misled the judge of a German court by bringing in tampered evidence of the similarity between the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and its iPad 2 tablets. Dutch news website webwereld.nl found that the photo presented by Apple’s lawyers were inaccurate.

Last week, a German court ordered an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s distribution in Europe, except the Netherlands, where the two companies have a separate lawsuit filed.

It appears that Apple failed to provide the judge with accurate evidence. One of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 photos is either wrong or manipulated. The evidence submitted by Apple, found on page 28 of the complaint, shows the iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, accompanied by the company’s claim that the appearance of the two products is very identical. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures in at 10.1 x 6.9 x 0.34 inches, while the iPad 2 measures in at 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches.

So, looking at both tablets, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a bit longer but thinner than the iPad 2. Based on the dimensions, the aspect ratio of the Galaxy Tab would be 1.46, but in Apple’s evidence, its aspect ratio is 1.36, making it very identical to the iPad 2.

Also, the Samsung logo on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been removed to make it look more similar to Apple’s tablet.

Do you think Apple made a mistake with the photo or did they manipulate it?


via: Cult of Mac

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