Judge: Apple showed a 'lack of integrity"

Judge: Apple showed a 'lack of integrity
Remember the court-ordered statement that Apple was ordered by a U.K. court to post on its website? The order stemmed from a ruling made by a U.K. judge who said that the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet couldn't be confused with the Apple iPad because it wasn't "cool enough". As a result, the judge ruled against Apple, which had filed the suit alleging that the Samsung slate, and three other devices, had infringed on Apple's design patents. An appeals court refused to overturn the ruling and ordered Apple to publish an apology on its website and in newspapers, noting that the Samsung tablet was found not to have infringed on Apple's patents.

Instead of following the court ruling as to the content of the post, Apple put up parts of the judge's ruling that said the iPad "was striking," with a "cool design." Apple also noted that the judge said that Samsung GALAXY Tablets "...do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."

Judge Robin Jacob was livid when he saw what Apple had done and demanded a change in the wording of the 'apology'. After being given a 24 hour deadline, Apple finally did post a 'boilerplate' apology that was more in line with the judge's request.

Judge Jacob is still angry and on Friday, he said that Apple showed a "lack of integrity" when the company told the judge that it would take two weeks to change the original statement on its website. The judge added that Apple published "false and misleading" statements. During a November 1st hearing, Lord Justice Longmore told Apple, "We are just amazed that you cannot put the right notice up at the same time as you take the other one down." Jacob added: "I don't believe the instructions you have been given. This is that Apple cannot put something on their own website?"

source: TheGuardian

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40 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

A judge with sense and balls to call it against apple

7. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

'Apple showed a lack of intgrity'....is that a surprise?

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yes, how dare that man iMply that Apple was iNcontempt? Apple is a law-abiding and fair company; people shouldn't believe the histrionic banter of some judge (unless it's judge lucy Ho) or the utterances of the thousands of workers at some Chinese factory.

31. MeoCao unregistered

if Apple had integrity: - they would not file for stupid patents of rectangle with rounded corners - they would not take their competitors to courts with such petty patents - they would use standard connectors for their gadgets - they would not sell a piece of wire for $30 - they would not use "reality distortion field" to mislead customers - they would apologize when they are wrong and not point their fingers to their victims .... Only if Apple had integrity!

30. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well said judge :)

2. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

They keep playing with fire, they're going to get burned.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Burn they will for sure!! "...it would take two weeks to change the original statement on its website." How the hell would changing the statement take two weeks?? When all it took was a few days to post it after the Judge ruled against Apple?? Seems like Apple is still not the leader in tech world as people claim them to be.

25. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It will not take even 10 minutes to change the statement for me....whateva language they use....it will not take more than 15 minutes....

35. ber_to

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

i myself can change one article in our website for an hour, but it will take them two weeks, better not put up a website at all.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Typical. The only company in the world that thinks they're above the law. I hope for the worst for them in the near future.

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I would not say "only", but perhaps most visible and arrogantly aggressive

4. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Maybe Apple used an apple i"max" that couldn't digest humiliation to post apology statement on the web that's why

5. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

s**t just got real!!!

6. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apple just happens to have their confidence so far up their ass.

9. angelesmec unregistered

Simple instructions and yet Apple cannot comply.. What kind of company is that?

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple to Judge --- What's integrity? It's one of the things that starts with "i" and we don't own it yet :D

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and the "i" isnt patented in this one! :)

22. Droiddoes unregistered

F*cking brilliant! Marry me.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This JUDGE IS SO BAD A.. wish we have judges like him in the states. and YES APPLE YOU SHOW LACK OF INTERGRITY u idiot fruit

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Judge Jacob is still angry and on Friday, he said that Apple showed a "lack of integrity" Really? Apple? Lack of integrity? I'm shocked by this news...

15. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Y'all put way to much effort into hating Apple, it's really not that serious. Then again, maybe it is that serious in y'all opinions.

19. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You put too much effort into turning a blind eye. It really is that serious. Then again, maybe it isn't that serious in your opinion. When a company thinks it's above the law, that's when something has to be done to put it in line. apple is under the impression that deep pockets allow it to do whatever it wants in any country, if that isn't bad enough for you then I don't know what to tell you.

37. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

As an emotional response... people are allowed to hate whatever they like. A greedy, pompous, domineering, hypocritical company seems as deserving a target as any other.

16. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Apple needed the time to figure out how to hide the apology from people which they eventually did.

28. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

They did, page renders different in both US and UK sites (making one bigger) so contact and disclaimer can only be seen if scrolled down

17. febzz88

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

A HA! Truth be told.. and here it comes again.. as what my good friend Rihanna says "what goes around comes back around.."

18. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Ohh no.. Apple lacks integrity? What is the world coming to? Is there still any point to life?

20. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Upon each day that passes, I become more and more ashamed and embarassed I ever loved Apple. Completely unprofessional and childish and at least Samsung's commericals are funny and clever.

23. Chuck.Norris unregistered

exactly my thoughts, I owned 3 x Iphone 3gs and 1 x Iphone 4 and an IPad, now I hate Apple, all because the litigation, I was blind and now I see.

32. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Upon each day that passes, I become mroe and mroe ashamed and embarassed that I love android and have an android phone. The way fandroids act and how they think they're superior to iOS users is just too much.

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