Samsung Will Try to Ban iPhone 5 Sales Official reveals lawsuit plan: report By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 20, 2011 8:13 AM CDT 3 comments Comments An iPhone is shown in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (Newser) – Samsung’s latest move in its epic battle with Apple: File lawsuits attempting to block the sale of the iPhone 5. A local paper cites a Samsung official who says the company will take strategic legal action against Apple as it is expected to begin selling the phone next month. "We have not yet decided whether to launch the suits in South Korea or in a third country," the official reportedly said. AFP also notes it is not known whether the ban would be sought just in South Korea, where Samsung is based, or internationally as well.