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Mea Culpa: On its U.K. site, Apple admits to publishing inaccurate statement about Samsung

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Mea Culpa: On its U.K. site, Apple admits to publishing inaccurate statement about Samsung
Apple and Samsung continue to battle in court

Apple and Samsung continue to battle in court

Just the other day we told you how a U.K. Court of Appeal ordered Apple to replace the prank-like notice it put up to satisfy a court order. The judge had made a request that Apple inform the public that Samsung's tablets did not infringe on Apple's patents and the ad Apple put up was more of an advertisement for its Apple iPad than the notice demanded by the court. It included an earlier comment made by a judge stating that the Samsung tablets were "not as cool" as the iPad.

Apple replaced its self-serving ad with something more in line with what the court had ordered, and published it in a U.K. newspaper as we told you on Friday. Now, Apple has moved the ad to its U.K.website. In a large font (14.6 pixels), Apple posted a link to another page which contained a boilerplate statement about the court order with links to the actual documents.

There are no injunctions against the tablets in question, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7, and all three were found not to have infringed on Apple patents. And thanks to the new ad by Apple, everyone knows it.
"On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung's Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement."-Apple statement on its U.K. website

source: Apple via AndroidCentral

Apple's new statement appears to pass muster with the court

Apple's new statement appears to pass muster with the court


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posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:52 3

1. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


at least

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:21

32. cheetah2k (Posts: 739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


3rd time lucky.... FFS..

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:56 7

2. jroc74 (Posts: 4031; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Wow....didnt even catch that the first time. Apple is so used to thinking everything is a copy of them....they included tablets that were found not guilty...

Figures...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:56

3. quakan (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I guess it's not easy being the best, Apple.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:59 6

6. jroc74 (Posts: 4031; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


One ....of the best.

Apple doesnt have the smartphone and tablet market cornered anymore...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 12:22 23

8. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Best at what...wasting the courts time?

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 14:10 1

15. networkdood (Posts: 5569; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


correct..and....

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 12:30 2

9. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you mean best at marketting?

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 14:10 1

16. networkdood (Posts: 5569; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


correct!!

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:57 1

4. drum009 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


At last!

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 17:16 6

19. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I laughed when I read it...again worst apology ever...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 11:58 12

5. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


This should be posted on every ipad homescreen :D

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 12:18 1

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


They should have engraved it on your face :-D

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 13:29 3

12. sarb009 (Posts: 266; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


@Kronic And on ur a** : )

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:54

18. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


So are you! GTFO

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 21:10 3

23. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


kronic upset lol

is that apple logo branding on your forehead hurting everytime someones says something against apple

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 00:14

26. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Actually I have no apple logo branding on my head. I am against fandroids who comment impossible stuff. I mean on every ipad homescreen? I bet that doesn't even happen in a parallel universe. And apple going out of business? I mean even thinking like that shows your're insane! The richest company in the world that makes many of the best notebooks and has makes its own operating systems which are extremely secure and have almost everything the competition has to offer? (Exception:widgets and live wallpapers). I like android a lot but I hate the way apps have the liberty to do any s**t they want. Fraudulent apps are not even possible on iOS.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 00:26 2

27. Althorius (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


No one cares.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 01:27 3

28. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Someone doesn't do their research. Companies rise and fall all the time. Just go ask GM and Kodak. Also, there's only so much apps can do on Android, which is why viruses as one thinks of them with Windows don't exist on Android or iOS.

You're as much of a dumbass as you claim "fandroids" are.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 06:06 2

29. tedkord (Posts: 3942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Speaking of impossible statements..."fraudulent apps aren't even possible in iOS."

Apparently you don't read much, or you'd remember an iOS developer who had his account suspended last year because his app transmitted your personal info to his server. He did it to force Apple to fix the hole, which he'd been telling them about for some time without any action.

Of course, you'd also know that whenever you install an android app, it lists all permissions the app uses, and the user must OK the install after. Unlike iOS which tells you nothing, including when your app has crashed.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 09:55 1

31. jroc74 (Posts: 4031; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Sorry to say.....but you sound like a Apple fanboy...some of the things you posted are not accurate.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:24

33. cheetah2k (Posts: 739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Nah, but they do need to have an "Introduction to iPad" video tutorial on lauch so that dumb fk Apple iPad users don't think they've wrongly purchased a Galaxy Tab..

FFS, how people think these 2 tabs look the same in the first place is beyond me... I mean, seriously... WTF?

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 12:34 2

10. Aeires (unregistered)


So Apple's new marketing strategy is to post 100% font, black and white legal statements about court cases, who knew? The fact they tried to pawn off their first apology attempt as "marketing" should have brought them a contempt action.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 12:45 2

11. xfire99 (Posts: 368; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Didnt Apple said it gonna take whole 2 weeks to write the form? lmao

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 13:30 2

14. sarb009 (Posts: 266; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Didnt u know they have a team of liars(lawyers)

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 13:30

13. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


ABC = Apple Best on Court

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:34 2

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Surprising Tim Cook didn't come out and apologise for the "beta version" of the apology that was first published ... ideally they should have been pulled up for Contempt of court.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 18:16 2

20. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


It's an acknowledgement not an apology.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 19:05

21. someones4 (Posts: 614; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


the first part looks good. Then the subsequent parts stink...just like them (Apple)

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 19:22

22. tedkord (Posts: 3942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's so pretty, it's gotta be my new icon!

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 22:39

24. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


don'nt see much of an apologise but that's the best part

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 07:23

30. LionStone (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


hehe, i see an admission of guilt...spin it any way you want!

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 23:18

25. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Is it just me that I couldn't find any word contain "Sorry" Apple just copy the "statement" from court !

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