Apple Changes Its UK Samsung 'Apology,' But Makes Sure You Have To Scroll To See It
from the but-of-course dept
Apparently Apple didn’t need two weeks to put up a new “apology” statement on its UK website after the first obnoxious one was deemed not good enough by the UK courts. As you may recall, Apple was told by the court that it had to tell the world that Samsung didn’t copy Apple’s design on some of its devices, after a judge ruled that Apple’s devices were simply much cooler.
Apple has now put up its new statement and linked to it from its UK home page in a large font. The full statement is a lot shorter and doesn’t include anything about how “cool” Apple’s products are or the other court cases around the world. It has also admitted that the first statement was “inaccurate and did not comply” with the original court order:
To be honest, I find it a little silly that the judge is requiring this statement at all. It seems to be going beyond what’s reasonable already (and it seems wrong to require Apple to put a statement on its own website). Anyone who really cares about this stuff will see the news. That said, I find Apple’s response to this ridiculous and that much more perplexing. Each attempt to somehow not fully comply with the judge’s demand just calls that much more attention to the situation and the fact that Apple lost and Samsung didn’t copy it. If Apple had just complied normally, this story would already be over.