The Samsung Galaxy S III, one of the most popular and hyped phones of the year, hasn’t made its way to the United States yet and a lot of us weren’t sure whether it will see light at the end of the day because Apple decided to file for a preliminary injunction against the new phone as it apparently infringes its patents. After Apple’s request for banning the phone, Samsung said that it will make sure that its phone enters the United States market because its new creation is unique and differs with Apple’s devices on many levels.
Apple is looking to get the phone banned from the U.S just like it tried to seek a ban on the Galaxy Tab line of Samsung in Germany. The company wants to defend many of its mobile patents that the Galaxy S III breaches and the case for the new battle between the two will start on June 21.
However, Apple’s request for a ban on the product has been denied by Judge Lucy Koh for now. Had Lucy Koh decided to ban the new smartphone, it would have caused a delay in the phone’s availability in the United States (for an unspecified amount of time). However, it would have also postponed the court date which for now is June 21 and that is something Apple doesn’t want right now.
For now, the way things are, both companies will fight it out on June 21, when the case begins. The phone we believe will be coming to the United States this month on all major carriers and with the case starting in a few days, the phone will probably not get removed from U.S retail stores for now. Interestingly, June 21 is the same date which major carriers have announced as the launch date of the Galaxy S III smartphone in the U.S including AT&T and others.