Apple currently has a pretty massive “anti-Android” lawsuit going, and they’re looking to add yet another device to their list of culprits. Apple says that:
Samsung recently released its newest smartphone, the Galaxy S4, which began shipping in late April 2013. Based on Apple’s analysis of the Galaxy S4, Apple has concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing product. Upon the grant of such motion, Apple will eliminate (without prejudice) one of the Accused Products named herein, so that it will continue to accuse only 22 products of infringement at this stage of the litigation.
They say that they have ‘concluded that it [Galaxy S4] is an infringing device”, and plans to add it to the list of devices that includes the Galaxy Note / Note 2, Note 10.1, Galaxy S2, and Galaxy S3. This isn’t the first time Apple has aimed directly at Samsung for supposed copyright infringement, and this set of hearings is set to start next Spring.