In response to Apple asking they hand over their upcoming devices, Samsung filed a request a couple weeks ago asking Apple to do the same. Said devices include the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, which have been kept secret, safe and sound at Apple headquarters. The war continues, and Apple has responded to Samsung’s counter attack. As we expected, Android’s biggest competitor is surely not going to let Samsung check out their unannounced devices (at least not willingly).
Apple claims Samsung has no right to ask for the unannounced devices on the basis that Apple is not being accused of copying Samsung. Of course, Apple also mentions this is an unreasonable request; the products they requested from Samsung are already announced, and some are even released. Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are still unannounced. Nothing is known about them yet, so Apple will definitely try to keep any info within their own buildings.
Of course, this is only Apple’s reaction. Things will be taken into further consideration in Court. It seems unlikely that Apple will be forced to hand over their devices, but we never know. The Court will hear this case next Friday, June 17th, when Samsung will have to give up their devices. Stay tuned for more details on the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit, and hit us up on the comments section below to let us know where you stand on this.