Apple spent $5.7 billion on components with Samsung last year, but in a strange move yesterday they filed a lawsuit claiming that Samsung copied their “technology, user interface and innovative style”. In response to this news Samsung stated they “will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property… Apple is one of our key buyers of semiconductors and display panels. However, we have no choice but respond strongly this time”.
The good news for this legal case is that we get some solid numbers regarding Apple products. The court filings show slightly higher numbers for the iPhone, iPad and iPod than what Apple communicated during their recent earnings report. ThisIsMyNext noted that as of March 2011 Apple has sold 108 million iPhones, 60 million iPod touch and 19 million iPads.