Apple's war an all things Android recently won a rather laughable battle: A British judge ruled July 9 that Samsung Galaxy tablets simply aren't as "cool" as Apple's.
This particular case had to do with design patents, with Apple counterclaiming a preemptive filing by Samsung, which tried to claim its Galaxy tablet did not resemble the iPad.
In the ruling, the judge stated that Galaxy tabs "do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."
In other words, Samsung won this one. By essentially getting insulted.
Why, oh why, has it come to this? A petty lawsuit decided with an opinion on who makes the cooler looking tablet? It's only the latest in a string of filings between the dueling companies. But as this GigaOm article
points out, it's reached a whole new low now that it's come down to throwing barbs about design.
Yes, we know one of Steve Jobs' dying wishes was to destroy all things Android. But is Apple acting a little too self-important here? Don't all competitors borrow from one another in some way? Sure, suing over something blatant like full-on code copying makes sense...but suing over design? Aren't all tablets going to be rectangles?
What do you think of this latest legal battle involving Apple?