According to a report from Reuters, Apple has been unsuccessful in their bid to prevent the Galaxy S III from being sold in the United States. They had filed a restraining order against Samsung last Friday, with the intention of stopping sales of the S III until its legal status could be determined by a court. Apple had hoped that the Juge, Lucy Koh, would add the Galaxy S III to other cheap mobile phones named by Apple in their earlier preliminary injunction request. Koh declined Apple’s request, stating that bowing to Apple’s demands would “overload her calendar” given the fact that the trial is due to start at the end of next month, on the 30th of July. Apple can still try to ban the Galaxy S III through a separate hearing, but as the device is due to launch in about a week’s time in the US, it seems unlikely that it will be able to do so before the Galaxy S III reaches customers.
This article was written by William Judd. William writes for Mobile Fun, the UK’s leading online retailer of iPad battery equivalents such as external chargers and battery cases.