Just a day after the much criticized decision, in which a German court banned Samsung's Galaxy Tab from EU on the basis of community design, now Apple is going after other tablet manufacturers.
According to reports, Cupertino dictator Apple has quietly sued another iPad competitor Motorola and JAY-tech over design similarities.
This is one of the darkest times for the IT world where a powerful company is misusing power to block competition -- Apple's move is nothing but a blatant example of anti-competitive practice.
Bloggers from around the globe are criticizing this move. The heart of the issue is the design of the tablet itself. The fact we are ignoring here is Tablets will look like tablets -- do you want tablets to look like headphones and car jack? Laptops look like laptops, TV sets look like TV sets and cars look like cars -- where are we going? The case has set a very bad example for the mobile industry.
On the contrary the Samsung Tablets looks complete different from the iPad 2. Samsung tab is wide-screen, its back is black and platic, its camera and speakers are placed differently, its 30-pin connector is placed differently, it uses a completely different operating system, it uses a UI which is different from the iPad. Where is the similarity?
Does that mean Apple will now sue every other laptop make as all laptops look like its MacBook?
Now, Apple will get Motorola banned then HTC banned and then HP banned. There will be a monopoly of Apple with all competition crushed using a flawed system.