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

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


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31 Comments

1. Santi_Santi unregistered

at least

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2221; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

3rd time lucky.... FFS..

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

3. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

One ....of the best. Apple doesnt have the smartphone and tablet market cornered anymore...

9. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

you mean best at marketting?

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

correct!!

4. drum009

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

At last!

19. JeffdaBeat unregistered

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

5. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

This should be posted on every ipad homescreen :D

7. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

They should have engraved it on your face :-D

12. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

@Kronic And on ur a** : )

18. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

So are you! GTFO

23. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

26. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

27. Althorius

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

No one cares.

28. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

33. cheetah2k

Posts: 2221; Member since: Jan 16, 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?

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.

11. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

14. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

13. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

ABC = Apple Best on Court

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

20. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

It's an acknowledgement not an apology.

21. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

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

22. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

30. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

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

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