News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday August 16, 2011.
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A new revelation in the courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet has come to light, and it doesn't look good for Apple. Allegedly, Apple has doctored evidence presented to the court that makes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 appear to look more similar to the iPad than it actually does.
According to the pictures found in a document submitted to German courts, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks almost identical to the iPad 2 when viewed from the front because they both share the same aspect ratio on their screens. In reality though, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is narrower and longer than the iPad 2 because of the different aspect ratio of its display (the iPad 2 is 4:3, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 16:10). It is not known whether or not this modification to the picture was intentional or accidental, but it does question the validity of the evidence.
Legal experts on the matter disagree as to whether or not the modification was intentional, but they do say that it could have some serious implications on Apple's case. Both companies are due back in court on August 25 to determine whether the ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union should be upheld or not, but neither company would comment on the courtroom evidence. [via CNET]
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