We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Apple may be forced to reveal UK iPad 2 sales figures

Dispute with Samsung over Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 blockage in Australia could hang on it

Apple's battle with Samsung over sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia could hang on Apple's willingness to release iPad 2 sales figures for the UK and US.

Apple doesn't traditionally give sales figures for individual territories, but Bloomberg reports that the judge in the Apple vs Samsung case in Australia has said that the data would improve Apple's chances of blocking sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country.

Justice Annabelle Bennett of the Sydney Federal Court said: "Unless Apple puts on evidence showing the impact in the US or UK, I can't draw any positive assumptions," according to the report.

Apple claims Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 patents relating to the iPad and also believes Samsung has been misleading consumers by insinuating the Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers the same performance as the iPad 2.

Apple has also taken Samsung on in European courts in the dispute over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and legal action also led Samsung to remove the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the company's stand at the IFA exhibition in Berlin earlier this month.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy. Samsung's flagship is more iPhone-lr......

IDG UK Sites

Samsung: King of the Androids (or MWC, at least)

IDG UK Sites

HP Z1 G2 review

IDG UK Sites

What does that mean? A jargon-buster dictionary of tech terms for Apple fans