Apple is taking things up a notch when it comes to the offensive against Samsung, so they sent a takedown letter to retailers that sell both the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. As you know these products faced a ban in the USA and had to be stopped from the sale channels, after being found as infringing several Apple patents.

Samsung is saying that several sellers got the letters ordering them to stop selling the two devices in late June/early July. That was before the Galaxy Nexus ban was lifted. Apparently, the injunction applies to both the Samsung devices and to the retailers working with them. I think it’s kind of bullish to threaten the retailers to stop selling products, since after all they have no fault and they don’t actually prefer one company versus the other. They have contracts with Samsung and must sell their products… with or without bans.

Sammy considers the letters as threatening and I guess that some retailers must’ve thought twice before selling the Samsung products after receiving the letters. Although the ban of the Galaxy Nexus was temporary, it was the feeling that remained, that the retailers were doing something wrong by selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the latest Nexus phone.