updated 11:45 am EDT, Fri August 19, 2011
Galaxy S falsely made to look like iPhone 3G
Apple has once again falsely manipulated evidence in a case against Samsung, a Webwereld investigation suggests. This time an accusation has been directed at Apple's Dutch legal complaint, which if successful would see all Samsung Galaxy devices removed from European stores. A side-by-side comparison image in Apple's court documents -- only simulated in graphics here -- depicts the Galaxy S as the same size as the iPhone 3G, even though the S is significantly taller and wider in reality. Apple acknowledges the difference in text, remarking that there are "some non-identical elements, such as the slightly larger dimensions."
A similar accusation of image manipulation was made last week involving Apple's German case targeting the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In that circumstance the aspect ratios of the tablet were artificially stretched to make the Tab more closely resemble the iPad 2, when in truth the Tab's shape is more elongated.
Regarding the Galaxy S, a Samsung lawyer is reported to have last week claimed during a hearing that Apple is "manipulating visual evidence, making Samsung's devices appear more similar to Apple's." No support was offered at the time, but Samsung could theoretically introduce needed material. Webwereld has approached both Apple and Samsung with the information, but both parties have declined to comment.