Earlier this week, a report from Dutch website Webwereld accused Apple of doctoring a picture of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to make the size and aspect ratio look more like that of an iPad. The image in question was submitted as evidence in an intellectual property suit filed in a German court. Now, the company is accused of altering more than one image.
What you see below is a picture that was submitted as part of an IP suit in the Netherlands. It shows the iPhone and Galaxy S (far left and middle, respectively) looking almost exactly the same size. However, in reality, the Galaxy S is both taller and wider than the iPhone, as evidenced by the phone on the right. The Galaxy S measures 122.4 x 64.2 mm, while the iPhone 3G measures in at 115.5 x 62.1 mm.
Cupertino has not yet commented on the photo (nor has it said anything about the photo earlier in the week, which actually altered the aspect ratio of the Galaxy Tab, not just the size). Apple and Samsung have been caught up in this IP litigation for months now, but this latest revelation, along with the photo from earlier in the week, reflects extremely poorly on Apple. Especially when you consider the fact that the company has not even denied accusations that it altered the images. The company suffered another setback earlier this week when the injunction it had been granted to prevent Samsung importing Galaxy Tab 10.1 units into the country was lifted. Read more about that here.