In the fallout from the Apple and Samsung lawsuits around the world, the court in South Korea did rule that the older iPhones would be banned from being sold in the country, and you know that there is still a market left for the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 (the iPhone 4S was not affected by the sales ban), targeting folks who are unable to scrounge around for enough money for the latest smartphone. Well, Apple definitely did not take such things by lying down belly up, but rather, has filed for a stay of execution with the Seoul Central District Court a couple of days ago to rescind the sales ban on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in South Korea.
Should the court accept Apple’s request, the execution could be stayed for a certain period of time, although the time window has yet to be determined. Well, what do you think of the sales ban on the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 for Apple in South Korea? It sure looks as though the $1 billion in compensation from Samsung (which has yet to be paid) is worth far more than the combined sales of the banned devices there, considering how the new iPad and alleged iPhone 5 are not covered under the ban.