Apple posts the court-mandated apology to Samsung on its UK website, tucks it in the small print
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 26, 2012, 3:34 AM
The UK judge joked in his case arguments that Samsung's tablets don't have that "cool" status the iPad possesses, so they can't be infringing, and Apple is saving face by repeating those lines, and reminding readers that in other places Samsung has been found violating its patents:
The info about the UK court's decision is tucked away in the lower right corner as a simple link, but it's there, and the printed version in UK newspapers and magazines shouldn't be far behind.
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posted on Oct 26, 2012, 3:47 AM 2
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no it is me who should be sorry :/
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 4:21 AM 6
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What a wonderful non-apology. Use the judges own words, to let people know you lost the appeal because you are cooler. I seen the reason, but not an apology. Too funny.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 3:50 AM 13
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"Apple is saving face by repeating those lines, and reminding readers that in other places Samsung has been found violating its patents" By "Other Places", do you mean The US, USA, the States, Washington and North America? Yeah, your rite.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 3:57 AM 11
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They are cooler because they don't use cheap plastic like Samsung and that's why they have the more premium feel which Samsung will never get.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 4:22 AM 0
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I can give you a 'premium feel' that would make your iPad seem flaccid.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 4:54 AM 7
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First off lets not knock the quality of Samsung's material because Apple uses materials that Samsung provides so.... Second that premium feel... that same feel that comes out of the box scratched and dented leaking light and all that wont be achieved by Samsung because Lord knows once they make a phone or tablet with a similar "premium feel" Apple will no doubt be in court within the week saying hey judge we patented that we cant let them sell it because they are already selling more devices than we are in Q3
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 8:50 AM 3
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I hope the judge sees this. He told Apple to apologise. Not for Apple to print an article basically saying his judgement was wrong and to use the "apology" to promote their products.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 5:09 AM 5
What the heck? Was this an apology? Apple went on to just plainly state what the judge said. AAAND on top of that pointed out that in Germany Samsung was found out to be using unfair practices. This DOES NOT look like an apology to me! Btw, anyone who lives in UK, can show me a screenshot of the apology they would post in newspapers? Gotta make it my wallpaper.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 6:42 AM 1
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I wouldn't bother making it a wallpaper, it will probably be the same drivel that Apple put on their website, apologizing, yet not apologizing. They will never come out and say it without either weakly defending themselves or citing issues in which they did win in court. It's like they are saying "We were wrong, but Samsung was wronger". (yes, I know it's not a real word, but Apple would probably put it that way) Then again, it's Apple; they'll never say they were wrong.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 10:51 AM 1
Grr. They don't even leave their pride when they lose. Apparently its too much to ask for them to write "SAMSUNG DID NOT COPY US". Nevermind, Apple is hopeless. This attitude, mocking competitors products, filling the market with useless upgrades will make em hit rock bottom.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 12:12 PM 1
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Jesus. First Phil Schiller lives up to parodies of Apple execs by saying "we charge our prices because we know you idiots will still give us your money," and now Apple lives up to parodies of it by being d**ks about a court mandated apology. The judge should find their asses in contempt for this move. It's almost like Apple is trying to be cartoonishly villainous.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 8:09 AM 2
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For the record, anyone who wants to verify the apology presence simply needs to type the urlwww.apple.co.uk. There's a link to the statement Page at the very bottom where no one will usually look for such a thing.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 8:13 AM 1
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