While Apple is all set to reveal iPhone 5 in next few hours during an scheduled press event in San Francisco (12, September 2012), and as rumored and anticipated the new upgraded hardware will feature the successor to 3G - the fourth-generation wireless networking (4G or LTE) for which Samsung holds numerous patents. The stage is set for another legal battle between Apple and Samsung as the latter holds core-patents in LTE technology which Apple has not licensed or paying any royalties for.
Samsung has already threatened to go for a legal battle if Apple releases an LTE-enabled product, after it suffered a huge $1 billion+ fine by an US court for copying Apple products. As reported by Korea Times citing industry insiders quoting - ``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,’’.