Apple’s Request To Block Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Denied By Judge

Fresh off its success of postponing the impending arrival of the HTC One Series, Apple moved its crosshairs squarely at Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone— except this time the Cupertino giant is unsuccessful of delaying Sammy’s imminent launch. Their request for a court order blocking and delaying the June 21st launch of the Galaxy S III was denied by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California. Koh’s reason for denying Apple’s latest request? Koh’s calendar is already overloaded and she literally has no time to hear Apple’s request.

While Apple can always appeal the latest ruling, this latest decision has a major impact on Apple and its competitors. For Apple, this decision shows it won’t always have a favorable ruiling in order to have an edge in the marketplace for its devices. For its competitors— namely the Samsung Galaxy S III, it paves a clear path for Apple’s biggest fear: “Samsung’s Galaxy S III phone is set to launch in the U.S… and Apple fears blockbuster sales”.

Apple has not yet announced what its next move will be, but you can bet it will come sooner than you think. Considering the mass pandemonium and hype surrounding the Galaxy S III, it will likely not want to wait very long.

source: Reuters


About the Author: Roy Alugbue

Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.


  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.pavel Benjamin Pavel

    Alright, another win for the Android.

    Awesome day. =)

  • meherzaan daruwala

    APPLE maybe u guys should start working on improving ur next iphone…
    stopping the competition makes you look like an idiot…
    anyways the competition has already raped you guys….good luck getting back coz i know u will need it

  • Major_Pita

    WOW. Does this mean that maybe the judicial system is tired of being a pawn used to suppress market competition?

  • Smckee4555

    I noticed in another post that Apple complained that Samsung was comparing their product rather than extolling its virtues. All I could say is what? All apple ever does is say the other guys suck.
    Talk about the put calling the kettle black.

  • The Techconomist

    Seriously, if Apple spent their legal budget on upgrading the iOS user experience to be as utilitarian as Android, they wouldn’t have to hire so many lawyers to block their competition. In the end, Apple is just hurting the U.S. by hindering the technology market overall. (I say iOS is less utilitarian because on my ‘droid, I can find a restaurant in one app and with 1 click, get it’s street address sent to another app that will give me turn-by-turn navigation customize for driving, bus, walking, or bicycling. Takes my friends with iOS like 5 clicks to cut to clipboard, open another app, paste, and then hit go.)