Apple to be sued by to companies, one over the design of the iPad and another for the name.
The fact that a manufacture could be sued over a product is nothing new and it is sometimes over really dumb things but looks like only 2 days from its presentation, Apple has upset some people. The Chinese company Shenzhen Great Loong Brother is planning on suing Steve Job’s precious Apple because the Chinese company says that Apple copied their iPad idea from a tablet the Chinese company has called P88.
The president of the company, Wu Xiaolong, has said that the iPad is identical to their P88 Tablet and even the support is identical, man Apple what did you get yourself into this time. The president also said that if the tablet stays in the U.S that there is not much they can do but if the iPad goes to China, that they are not going to have any choice but to sue. They will sue because if the iPad is launched in China it will certainly affect the P88 tablet’s sales, a tablet that has been ons ale for 6 months now.
The difference in the tablets is as follows, the P88 tablet has a bigger screen and weighs a little more. The main differences is that the iPad’s processor is 64GB while the P88 tablet has 160GB’s. The OS’ are different since the P88 uses Windows, the P88 only has a battery life of an hour and a half compared to the iPads 10 hour battery. Wu Xiaolong has stated that he is very upset with Apple and that he was stunned when he saw what the final design was for the iPad.
For the most basic model there is a slight difference is pricing since the P88 tablet sells for UD$529 compared to the iPads UD$499 starting price. The P88 tablet was registered but since the process take a while (about a year) Xiaolong has said that they could legal action this spring.
That is not the only company Apple has up in arms, since Fujitsu also has plans to take legal action for the name no one likes to start with,iPad. I guess we are going to have to wait to see what happens but this is going to be something that we are all going to follow.