Apple iPad design - it's been done before (images) Summary: Really Apple? The iPad design is so new, so unique, that you can use it to legally ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the EU? I Don't Think So. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | August 26, 2011 -- 05:11 GMT (22:11 PDT) Follow @sjvn Previous | Next Image 7 of 14 And, we can see tablets were still being used in the Star Trek universe in the 1990s with Deep Space Nine. Topics: iPad, Apple, Government, Government UK, Mobility, Samsung, Tablets Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.