Samsung May Slap Lawsuit on Apple Following iPhone 5 Launch

On Wednesday, Apple is expected to officially unveil the new iPhone 5. But Apple may get more than just an excited fan base for the new product. Apple may find itself battling another lawsuit from Samsung.

On Tuesday, word came that Samsung is allegedly planning to sue Apple in response to the iPhone 5’s use of LTE in Korea.

Sources speaking with the Korea Times yesterday leaked the details.

“It’s true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ― Apple’s home-turf ― are our primary targets,” an industry source tells the paper.

The Korea’s tech giant’s move came immediately after industry sources confirmed Monday that the U.S. technology giant will unveil the iPhone 5 featuring 4G LTE in Korea. The sources said that Apple has agreed with local mobile carriers to release the LTE-enabled iPhone on the local market for domestic telecommunications frequencies.

As of this writing, neither Samsung or Apple will comment on the rumor.

Tomorrow MMW will bring you comprehensive coverage of the iPhone 5 unveiling.