Last week we noted that Apple had put up a rather petulant non-apology apology
in response to the UK court order
requiring it to advertise to the world that Samsung didn't copy Apple in making its devices. Many people wondered how the court would react to Apple's attempt... and the answer is that the court is not pleased
(and is further displeased by Apple's claim that it needs two weeks to come up with something better):
At a hearing in the court in London on Thursday morning, the judge told Apple that it had to change the wording of the statement within 48 hours, carry it on its home page, and use at least 11-point font.
Apple tried to argue that it would take at least 14 days to put a corrective statement on the site – a claim that one judge said he "cannot believe".
The full quote from the judge was, apparently:
“I would like to see the head of Apple make an affidavit setting out the technical difficulties which means Apple can’t put this on. I just can’t believe the instructions you’ve been given. This is Apple. They cannot put something on their website?”
Another report shows that the judge reviewing this made his views of Apple's notice abundantly clear
“I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this,” Judge Robin Jacob said today. “That is a plain breach of the order.”
Apparently, the London appeals courts have some sort of antidote to the standard Apple reality distortion field.