The Apple Empire has come out against the Galaxy as the Patent Wars saga continues.
Apple’s got their
tie fighters lawyers out again, this time going after Samsung’s record-breaking behemoth, the Galaxy S III. Lame Star Wars references aside, this could spell trouble for the new Android 4.0 flagship.
Apple has added the new Galaxy S III to the same request for a preliminary US ban that would stop the Galaxy Nexus according to a report obtained via Engadget. According to Apple, the Samsung Galaxy S III violates at least two patents: one, the data tapping patent that’s also being leveled against HTC; and the other a unified search patent that covers Siri.
We must admit that, though we tire of seeing Apple in some kind of legal arm wrestle with a new competitor seemingly every few days, we do find the S Voice interface eerily similar to that of Siri. Apple argues that the (still unconfirmed) nine million pre-orders of the Galaxy S III represent the potential damage if the US court lets the dispute slide.
A hearing is scheduled for June 7th.
Samsung has already said that the injunction call won’t affect its rapidly approaching US launch, so those of you who have pre-ordered should still get your devices on time.