Yes, you read it right. The Korean company has demanded through its lawyers that Apple show them the next generation iPhone, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 as well as the iPad 3. Reason for this demand, after the break.
We already know that Apple sued Samsung over its Galaxy line of products. The Cupertinos believe that Samsung has copied various elements in the Galaxy handset lineup and in the Galaxy Tab as well.
Previously, in the course of this lawsuit, Apple has demanded to see future and yet to be released Samsung devices, and now the Koreans have reciprocated. However, it is likely that only Samsung's legal team will be shown these devices, as the manufacturing team would already know what Apple is coming up with, considering the fact that Samsung is an important component supplier for Apple.
Samsung claims that it needs to see Apple’s future products because devices like the Droid Charge and Galaxy Tab 10.1 will presumably be in the market at the same time as the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, and Samsung’s lawyers want to evaluate any possible similarities so they can prepare for further potential legal action from Apple. It’s ballsy, but it’s not totally out of the blue..When is Apple going to comply to this demand? Is it ever going to do so? We know that Apple is really secretive when it comes to upcoming devices, will they ever let Samsung see the next generation iPhone and iPad? That remains to be seen, however, we'll let you know on whatever the case might be. Stay tuned.