Apple has once again one-upped Samsung and has stopped pre-holiday sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
Today would have been a good day for Samsung. At 4PM local time they could have started selling 10.1″ Galaxy tablets, if not for the Australian High Court granting an extension of the sales ban. According to Sydney Morning Herald, the ban was extended for a week, until the justices had time to consider the lower court decision and Apple’s objections to it.
Australian court issued a Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales injunction last October and it was overturned two days ago.
In a 90-minute hearing in Sydney this morning, High Court acknowledged that a stay is harmful for Samsung and will effectively cost it one week of sales. But the justices decided to take a week to consider the merits of Apple’s case.
Another win for Apple. Another loss for Samsung. Let’s see what the High Court will say next Friday.
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