Apple caught doctoring Galaxy Tab 10.1 to appear more similar to iPad

Apple's case files against Samsung included a false and biased comparison chart between the 10.1-inch Android tablet and the iPad
Allen Ngo,

In an embarrassing discovery, Apple has been caught manipulating the size of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in its comparison exhibit between the Samsung tablet and the iPad.

According to DailyTech, the Dutch ComputerWorld website was flipping through Apple’s case files when they noticed something odd in the comparison chart between the iPad and Galaxy Tab 10.1. What they found was a distorted aspect ratio for the Android tablet manipulated to be exactly the same height as the iPad.

The comparison below shows the extent to which the Galaxy Tab tablet was changed. Originally at an aspect ratio of 1.46, the tablet image was changed to an aspect ratio of 1.36 in order to match the height of the iPad.

While not a huge change, much of the Apple lawsuit against Samsung is based on the concept of the Galaxy Tab tablet mimicking the design of the iPad. By purposefully making the two tablets more alike to the court, Apple could be giving itself an unfair and biased upper hand.

Exactly what penalties there are for Apple, if any, remains to be seen. European Union lawyer Arnout Groen, however, is certainly not impressed. “That such a ‘mistake’ is made in a case about design rights can scarcely be a coincidence,” he said. Groen is expecting a reprimand of sorts from the judge at the very least.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-08-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.