Samsung Promotes Galaxy Tab as ‘The Tablet Apple Tried to Stop’

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 15/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Following last week’s court ruling allowing Samsung to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, 9to5Mac reports that Samsung is now claiming that the legal dispute with Apple is helping make the Galaxy Tab a household name, and has begun advertising the device as “the tablet Apple tried to stop.”

While it’s not surprising to see Samsung capitalizing on their victory as much as possible, it’s sad that it takes being sued by Apple to help make your device a “household name.” The ad pictured above shows Samsung’s new marketing campaign in action.

Even sadder is the fact that Samsung is hinting that Apple was attacking the Galaxy Tab out of fear, when in reality Apple’s dispute was around Samsung’s alleged copying of their designs.

Considering that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has churned out disappointingly low sales numbers from the very beginning, and the fact that it has yet to make a significant dent in the iPad’s dominance, it seems that Apple really has very little to worry about anyway. It’s not like Samsung is actually a threat or anything.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.