The face of Apple once his longtime partner would not have happened so suddenly. In 2010, after the announcement of the first Galaxy S, Apple warned the leaders of the consequences of which Samsung would encounter in adopting the new version of Touchwiz based on Android and the new face of its device too inspired by the iPhone 3G. Cupertino warned the Korean company, describing the Google mobile OS as “a platform that makes extensive use of Apple’s intellectual property,” aiming to “lead companies to imitate the iPhone design and strategy.”
In a document made public today , but shown in confidence to the heads of Samsung already in August 2010, Apple lists 67 pages in the patents that Samsung would have more or less indirectly violated with its own version of Android, mounted on the Galaxy S. Two years ago, then, Apple showed that both Android, Samsung installed on smartphones, the aesthetics of the latter, would be obliged to take action through the courts. A few months later, however, was given a choice: pay a license fee for use of Apple’s patents for each smartphone and tablet manufactured by Samsung, respectively $30 and $40 per unit.