Apple May Have to Reveal iPad 2 Sales Figures in Case Against Samsung
Apple may have to show iPad 2 sales figures for the U.S. and U.K. in its case to prevent sales of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia, reports Bloomberg.
Apple's claim that the Samsung tablet's release in Australia will hurt iPad sales may carry little weight if it doesn't provide the numbers, Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett said in Sydney Federal Court today.
"Unless Apple puts on evidence showing the impact in the U.S. or U.K., I can't draw any positive assumptions," Bennett said.
Bennett said she wouldn't force Apple to release the sales numbers and denied Samsung's request but her statement puts pressure on Apple to disclose the numbers.
Samsung has agreed not to sell or advertise the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia before September 30th. The matter will go to a formal hearing on the 26th and 29th of September.