Apple May Face Lawsuit From Samsung Over iPhone 5 LTE
Apple may face a lawsuit from Samsung after the Cupertino, California-based tech giant releases the iPhone 5 later this week.
According to knowledgeable sources speaking with the Korea Times yesterday, Samsung will bring suit against Apple in response to the company's use of 4G LTE in Asia.
"It’s true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ― Apple’s home-turf ― are our primary targets," an industry source tells the paper.
Samsung reportedly decided to proceed with a lawsuit immediately after industry sources confirmed Monday that Apple's iPhone 5 will deliver 4G LTE in Korea. The sources maintain that Apple "has agreed with local mobile carriers to release the LTE-enabled iPhone on the local market for domestic telecommunications frequencies."
So will Apple and Samsung soon be locked in another major patent-related war on Asian soil? As of this writing, it certainly looks like there's a strong possibility of that happening.
Source: The Korea Times