Samsung to sue Apple for iPhone 5’s LTE capabilities

Posted on Sep 11 2012 - 1:48pm by Julius

Just days away from the unveiling of Apple’s brand new iPhone, Korean competitor Samsung has announced that they will be suing the Cupertino-based company over the LTE technology.

A report from a Korean source notes that the Korean tech giant will sue Apple in countries in Europe and Apple’s home turf the United States over the iPhone 5’s release for infringing its 4G LTE connectivity patents.

The Korean source said that “the Korea’s tech giant’s move came immediately after SK Telecom confirmed Monday that the U.S. technology giant will unveil the iPhone 5 featuring 4G LTE. SK said that it has agreed with Apple to release the LTE-enabled iPhone on the local market for domestic telecommunications frequencies.”

Apple could be having real problems with this threat as they will want to avoid any disrpution in the iPhone 5’s release.

This is the latest news in the war between the two mobile phone giants. Just recently, a California jury found Samsung Electronics guilty of infringing on the patents of Apple, resulting in $1.05 billion worth of damages to be awarded to the American company. Now, the Korean company seems eager to retaliate with action against an iPhone 5 with LTE connectivity.

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, on September 12. The event will be held at Yerba Buena in San Francisco.

Do you think that Samsung should sue Apple for 4G LTE?


via: TUAW

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Quisk September 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Samsung SHOULD SUE Apple, I hope that Samsung WINS!!!!!

  2. Joey September 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    God yes! Apple certainly deserve to get sued. It's only right for Samsung to come back. Give Apple a taste of their own medicine is what I say!

  3. anoek December 18, 2012 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Apple should just drop all charges. Like.. All of them. Samsung is an awesome company, unlike Apple.

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