BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhuanet) -- Samsung Electronics has required a U.S. federal judge to make Apple Inc provide its next-generation models of the iPhone and iPad to the the Korean electronics giant in the latest round of patent infringement battle, according to media reports Tuesday.
Samsung asked U.S. District Court Judge Koh to force Apple to give it "a sample of the final, commercial version of the next generation iPhone that Apple will release, whether that product will be known as the 'iPhone 4S,' 'iPhone 5,' or some other name," said to a motion filed in a California federal court.
Samsung's move followed Apple's patent infringement lawsuit filed last month claiming Samsung's Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets feature similar characteristics to iPhone and iPad.
Earlier this month, Koh demanded Samsung to deliver samples, specifications and marketing materials for its forthcoming Galaxy tablet to Apple.
"It would put Samsung at a significant disadvantage in this litigation if the Court allowed Apple access to Samsung's future products ... but prevented Samsung from gaining access to Apple's future products so that it could prepare its defense," Samsung argued.
Apple could not be immediately reached for comment while Samsung declined to comment.
Samsung, whose Galaxy products use Google's Android operating system, directly competing with Apple's mobile software.
As one of the fastest-growing smartphone makers, Samsung emerged as Apple's strongest competitor in the booming tablet market.