Apple accused of doctoring image to sink Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe - UPDATE

Summary:Did Apple alter an image of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 submitted to a German court?

[UPDATE 2: The injunction against Samsung has been suspended in the EU except in Germany.]

[UPDATE: The judge at the middle of this case claims that he actually handled the tablets to back up the images supplied by Apple.]

Researchers have accused Apple of altering an image and providing false evidence to a German court which resulted in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 being banned in Europe.

Here's what Apple submitted to the court to support its claim that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an iPad clone:

But according to Research Networks this image has been doctored:

It seems that the image that Apple submitted has been reduced and had its proportions changed. According to Samsung the Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures 256.7 x 175.3 mm which would give it an aspect ratio of 1.46. However the modified image has an aspect ratio of 1.36 bringing it closer to the aspect ratio of the iPad - 1.30.

Arnout Groen, an attorney and IP specialist at Klos Morel Vos & Schaap said that this is such a mistake that it must be deliberate.

So, artistic license, error or deliberate doctoring? You decide.

Topics: Tablets, Apple, Samsung


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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