Since Apple went all out in court against Samsung this year, the South Koreans had to find a workaround for the ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Luckily they escaped the ban in Australia recently, so they’re selling their products quite nicely down under. As far as the Germany situation goes, now Samsung has a tablet called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, that corrected the copyright infringements of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and made it viable.
Now Apple is looking to also sue Samsung on account of the modified slate, but their chances are slim. The Dusseldorf court that banned the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in September will most likely refuse the injunction agaisnt the Galaxy 10.1N, according to presiding judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann, quoted by Bloomberg. Samsung has apparently changed the tablet’s design enough to make it different from the iPad, the same authority said. A ruling will take place on February 9th.
Back on December 9th Apple failed to convince the Australian court to reinstate the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and instantly the product went on sale and became a hit. The new version of the slate, specifically created to go around the ban in Germany has thicker edges, while the front screen has speakers to separate it further from the iPad, when it comes to design. There’s also a large Samsung label applied so that consumers don’t confuse it with Apple’s gadgets.