The suit against Samsung that Apple had filed back in April has been full of surprises recently and Apple even asked to see all of Samsung’s future devices. Now in a recent turn of events, Samsung is now requesting to view Apple’s upcoming devices such as the iPad 3 and iPhone 5. Specifically Samsung is requesting the final commercial versions of the devices and should even include retail packaging and inserts. Samsung would like to see these devices as to compare them and evaluate any possible similarities with Samsung’s future offerings.
Only Apple’s lawyers were able to see any of Samsung’s products that were not released to the public yet. Samsung has also said that only their lawyers would view the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 just to play fair. Now that the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 might be involved in the case, it could prevent both devices from being released until the case is settled. It looks like Samsung might be trying to gain additional leverage in the case and possibly get back into negotiations. This is interesting to say the least.
Found via: Engadget