Apple pulls hypocritical 'apology' to Samsung, replaces it with matter-of-fact statement

Apple pulls hypocritical 'apology' to Samsung, replaces it with matter-of-fact statement
Yesterday, we heard about the dumbfounded reaction of the U.K. Court of Appeal in London after it learned Apple hypocritically paid lip service instead of posting the matter-of-fact note required to inform the public about the court’s decision that Samsung with its tablets did not infringe on Apple patents.

Judge Robin Jacob was “at a loss” seeing a company the magnitude of Apple breach order.

Now, after the court gave Apple 24 hours to remove the notice that felt more like a prank for the U.K. judicial system, the Cupertino-based company has finally taken it down.

We can’t see the new note anywhere on its UK website yet, but it is already in the newspapers. Apple has published it already In today’s morning Guardian. The new statement is rather dry, saying clearly that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 and 7.7 did not infringe on Apple patents. It also clarifies that the decision has effect across the European Union. It’s printed in 14pt Arial font, concurring with the court decision.

And this dry technicality is about exactly what the judge had ordered. We are yet to see Apple publish it on its website, but it should soon. And this should finally seal this unnecessary long story. Hopefully.

source: The Next Web

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1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Lol retarded apple hahaha

4. MeoCao unregistered

The judge should order Apple to publish a sincere apology and not this complicated article.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Funny. I'm still wondering why the 'supposed-to-be' APOLOGY statement is under the "Advertisement" header! Shouldn't it be under "Notification"...or plain old "Apology"???

28. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Any time you buy space in a newspaper, it's an ad. Also, this is the worst apology ever...

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I understand what you mean. But still, if Apple cared, at least, they can re-format the not-so-apologetic statement and i'm sure they have that authority since they bought it. They can move the 'Advertisement' somewhere to the top right or left or wherever, and print a proper well spaced apology... Seems like they're not too keen or don't give a damn...and that's when things start to change. They fall.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you didnt expect apple to act like a spoiled brat? we knew they would, and they certainly tried to spin the first "appology". I say the judge goes back and forces them to write "were sorry to samsung and android for the misunderstanding" at the top of their next attempt. lol

39. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Apple just Technically did not apologize (of course) and should redo AND rewrite it

26. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

well i just started ignoring apple's attitude...they are just too full of themselves, succes has got to them making them arrogant and their heads are so far up theor butt-puckers that they cant see anything in perspective anymore

37. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012


2. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

And guess what? it is STILL not an apology. How stupid can Apple be? Is the word 'sorry' not in their vocabulary? Oh.. i think it isn't. Well, damn you Apple

7. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

It's just so hopeless. There will be an additional chapter in Don'ts section of Management Books, in future.

12. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I never expected anything else, to be honest. And no company would do it another way.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Not necessarily. Sony exec came on stage at E3 and apologized for the security breach.

16. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Also did Apple for "Maps".

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012


38. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well, there you Apple has done it before. I guess you cant win em all...

18. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

A lot of companies do recognise when they've screwed up or are in the wrong.

21. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Japanese companies' ceo's/presidents are expected to bow and make a public apology if something goes wrong from their company. It's not embarrassing or humiliating. It shows humility. Something that a**hole sitting on top of Apple doesn't get

22. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

They should read this Even if they believe they don't need to apologise, a simple act of humility rather than the games they're playing will be more beneficial for their image. I think they feel that apologising will damage their image, but not apologising and trying to squirm out of it is probably causing a lot more damage. People would have forgotten about this story by now if they'd made a simple apology when they were supposed to. All Apple have managed to do is create a much bigger, much more publicised story.

30. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Nice :D Apple is behaving like a spoiled kid -_-

27. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Well that's not surprising. If they never apologize to customers for the crap they do with their iPhones, but rather say things like "It's normal" or "You're using it wrong," how much more for their rival?

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I still haven't recognized anything related to "apology" yet. Expect for another obligation from the court.

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Any defence, iFans.. sorry iPhans? ('iFone' already kicked Apple)

6. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Yep, still missing a word or two, like sorry or my apologies. heck,it even would be cool to see something like " Yo Bro, My Bad'ish, was not right in the head. Word, We cool like the other side of the pillow! Apple out Dwag! WestSide!"

8. Aeires unregistered

Easy fix, slap them with contempt of court and silence their arrogant, cocky attitudes.

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Much better!!!

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol... that was hilarious! anyways hope both samsung and apple will calm down and just make innovation grow even bigger!

25. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Ahhh just apple Samsung is doing really good.

11. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

for not doing what the judge said they said be ordered to pay 1 billion to sumsung then they will make jokes up there ass

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Unfortunately Apple still has the idiotic US patent system behind his back. When Samsung clearly is ahead in innovation, it shouldn't be punished for making better and more future-proof products.

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