The move comes after Apple won an injunction in the German courts requesting that the Galaxy Tab be withdrawn from sale because it looks too similar to the iPad.
Now called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the Galaxy Tab had been altered after hearing Apple’s initial complaints.
“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” Apple’s original statement in April said.
“This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our idea,” the company then added.
The legal system in Germany agreed with Apple and consequently banned the tablet device which Samsung produced to compete with the iPad.
Samsung’s strategy appeared to be one of attempting to prevent the iPad being sold in the largest technologically developed country in the southern hemisphere as well as the three big players in the EU who use the Euro.
Britain has seen the Samsung 10.1 on sale since August with critics giving it positive feedback, however Samsung still trails Apple in the UK, with the iPad accounting for 67% of all tablet sales.