A new report has claimed that Apple has also provided false evidence in its trial against rival Samsung in the Netherlands, manipulating a photo of the Galaxy S to appear like it is in similar proportions to the iPhone when in reality it is not.
The news was broken by Dutch publication Webwereld.nl. It claims that the Samsung Galaxy S is a tad wider by 0.1mm, but it is far taller. The phone’s dimensions are 122.4 x 64.2m, while the iPhone 3G is 115.5 x 62.1mm.
That means, unless you have been using James’ Maths (inside joke, comment to find out what it means), the image above on the left comparing the two phones is incorrect.
This isn’t the first time Apple has been caught out on similar things. In fact, it was just this same week when it was caught falsifying evidence in its lawsuit against Samsung in Germany. The case saw an EU-wide injunction before being reduced to just Germany over “competency” issues – or in other words, do they have the right to make law abroad.
As I have mentioned before:
Obviously, producing false evidence in a civil suit could jeapodise Apple’s claim of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringing on its design trademark. But does it highlight something else? Why would a company go this far – and can be easily proven by comparison (the image doesn’t even look like it) – to falsify evidence in its filing?
Does Apple fear the Android platform? Based on the previous clashes with Android and its big partners, it appears so.
Another question should pose into other people’s minds is the Australian case. Will two instances abroad affect its lawsuit here. Or, has the company even gone as a far and produced false evidence in order to win?