Samsung Won't Block New iPhone in Korea

Samsung Electronics has decided not to seek an injunction against the sale of Apple's iPhone 4S in the domestic market.

The new iPhone went on sale here last Friday. Samsung had debated until the last moment whether to file the motion after making similar applications in France, Italy, Australia, and Japan.

The decision was apparently driven by public-relations concerns. A senior Samsung executive said, "We concluded that we should engage in legal battles with Apple only in the global market, but not in order to gain more market share in Korea."

englishnews@chosun.com / Nov. 14, 2011 09:59 KST