Apple posts the court-mandated apology to Samsung on its UK website, tucks it in the small print

Apple posts the court-mandated apology to Samsung on its UK website, tucks it in the small print
Apple recently lost the appeal against an UK court decision to post on its website and in leading printed media that the court found Samsung not infringing on its iPad patents, and now the mandated apology is up on its UK website. 

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.

source: AppleUK

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37 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

i'm sorry.

6. official.apple

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

no it is me who should be sorry :/

13. MeoCao unregistered

this is not an apology so the Court should force Apple to say clearly: " SS does not copy us and we are sorry for our stupid litigation"

11. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

iSorry.

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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.

5. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

that last paragraph....

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

aYpocritical (hypocritical) and iGoistic (egoistic) !!

36. addy23 unregistered

Apple is like a crying Bit*h

3. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

"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.

16. Aeires unregistered

Don't forget 'California' and 'Apples back yard'.

4. scnix

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

No Apple header too haha

7. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I can give you a 'premium feel' that would make your iPad seem flaccid.

19. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Really? Which device do you have? Homemade device?

37. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Actually, if u look up the asus transformer tablets, they feature a stunning aluminun look on the back, which incorporates a glossy circular pattern that would definately provide a premuim feel.

21. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They are cooler becasue there's nothing hot in there. It's dumb device.

26. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

the Captivate has as much of a premium look and feel as an iphone....

8. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Out of curiosity is there a possibility of someone bringing up a conciliatory treaty between the iphoner's and the galaxian's (Android fans) anytime or are these signs of the next Word War.

9. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Apple doesn't know how to say sorry... Defiant to the end..

12. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

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.

17. Aeires unregistered

Didn't Samsung have to approve it as well?

18. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I'm not sure. I thought the court had to approve it too.

14. aelliott

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2010

Shameful!!! Hidden out of view at the bottom of the screen - I needed to scroll down to find it - and absolutely no apology. The Courts MUST force Apple to change this and eat humble pie.

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Again apple trying to hide away the truths in small print!

20. Savage unregistered

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.

32. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

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.

34. Savage unregistered

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.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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.

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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.

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