Apple caught photoshopping lawsuit evidence (again)
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/22/2011 09:34 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Apple was caught using Photoshop in two lawsuits. First the firm succeeded in temporarily banning Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of the EU, but keen eyes noticed that the evidence brought forward by Apple misrepresented the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the company had changed the dimensions of Samsung's tablet to make the device look more like an iPad.
Definitely suspicious and now the company has been caught with its hands down its pants for a second time as Apple doctored a photo of the Samsung Galaxy S in a Dutch lawsuit to make it look more like an iPhone;
In this particular case, Apple's victim was Samsung Electronics Comp, Ltd. (SEO 005930). Apple accused Samsung of "slavishly" copying the iPhone 4. It sued trying to ban Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S smart phone family from the market in the Netherlands.
But it appears, in reality, that it was Apple who was "slavishly" copying and pasting the Galaxy S into Photoshop. The Galaxy S is a bit larger than the iPhone 4 (122.4 by 64.2 mm) and looked decidedly different, so Apple had its work cut out for it in order convince a judge that the phone was "copying" the iPhone's patented look -- a key claim in its case.
So it shrunk the Galaxy S down to iPhone size -- 115.5 by 62.1 mm. It also cherry-picked an image of the iPhone 3G, a defunct model it has not produced since 2009, as that model had more rounded edges -- like the Galaxy S -- and unlike Apple's current production iPhone (the iPhone 4).