Apple‘s plans to block the launch of Samsung’s highly popular Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone have apparently failed. Cheers, drinks on me! US Judge Lucy Koh reportedly wasn’t able to fit Apple’s demanding time frame into her schedule and thus denied the injunction, preventing the device from being banned before its launch later this month.

However, this is both good and bad news. For one the Samsung Galaxy S III will launch as planned. Starting with AT&T and T-Mobile on June 21st, then arriving later for Verizon. Devices will be shipped on time and most likely millions of people will be enjoying their phones very soon. The bad news — the Judge didn’t actually deny the injunction, she just wasn’t able to see the case in time. This means there still is a possibility that Apple will win and sales be halted, but by that time most of the people patiently waiting will already have one.

The trail will most definitely move forward and is set for sometime in July according to Reuters, but by then the launch will have already happened and the devices will be everywhere and in stores across this great nation. Hopefully once this trial finally gets underway the Judge will deny it again and leave Samsung to do their thing. We’ll have to wait and see.

[via The Verge]

  • So glad to hear this!!! I am looking forward to purchasing one on T-mobile’s network.

  • Bob K

    The article said AT&T and T-Mobil will launch on June 21st and then soon after Verizon will launch it. I pre-ordered through Sprint. They told me that they will try to have it my hands by June 21st. Does anyone know anything about Sprint’s launch?

    • shmekid

      Yes you are correct. Sprint’s version will also arrive on Thursday, June 21st.

  • mmm333

    but somehow, hTC was sacrificed by the android campaign…..

  • In y’all face punk ass apple lol

  • derpie derp

    judge should ban apple sales completely. i’d love to see that horror and beautiful of a day.

  • Suck it Apple!

  • Sperrybird

    pee on you, apple!

  • I am so happy to hear this. What Apple would do next ?

  • anon

    Samsung, HTC, Google and Motorola should all take action against apple for wasting time.

  • LOL! Another lawsuit?

    The only people gaining from this are Apple’s lawyer’s who get paid to do all these lawsuits…

    And Samsung for the extra publicity Apple are paying for…

    Are apple really that stupid?