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Apple “Apology”

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As noted in many recent news stories, Apple has now included a link on their UK website to a page explaining the outcome of their recent Court of Appeal decision in the UK. The link on their front page has been located in such a way as to provide a sort of “Where’s Wally?” experience when you try and find it.

Clicking on the link takes you to a page completely devoid of Apple branding. There are six paragraphs of text on this page, paragraphs 1 and 5 being the text specified by the judge in the UK court case. Paragraphs, 2, 3, 4 and 6 have been added by Apple. When I look at the page, I can’t help seeing it like this:

UK High Court said Samsung don’t infringe our registered design
The judge compared our products with Samsung’s products and said:

Apple are cool
Samsung aren’t cool

Court of Appeal agreed with High Court. There’s no injunction in force anywhere in Europe

Germany court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design. A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc.


2 Comments

  1. […] noted in many locations, including IPcopy here, the apology that Apple was required to place on their website following the recent court decisions […]

  2. […] noted in earlier posts (here and here) the statement Apple posted to their website wasn’t exactly what the judges in the […]

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