Apple has to rewrite acknowledgement that Samsung did not copy

November 1, 2012

We brought you the news of Apple’s grudging acknowledgement that Samsung did not copy the iPad. The company was told by a UK judge to publish a statement on its website in a measure designed to reverse some of the damage Apple has done with copying claims leveled at their South Korean competitor. Of course, Apple being Apple, the actual statement they published was used as another opportunity to trash Samsung.

The statement was published on an unbranded page with a small link from the homepage and it included quotes from the trial pointing out that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets are “not as cool” as the iPad. Apple also decided to mention other cases elsewhere in the world where Samsung was found to have infringed patents.

We wondered at the time whether this would prompt an angry response because it basically flaunted the UK court ruling. Sure enough the UK court of appeal has deemed it “non-compliant” and ordered Apple to rewrite the statement and display it on the homepage until December 14.

At the hearing Apple actually tried to argue that it would take them at least 14 days to put a corrective statement up on the website. This didn’t go down well and one judge reportedly said he “cannot believe” that’s the case.

Apple has 48 hours to publish a correction so keep an eye on the Apple UK website and we’ll see how the company responds this time.

Comments

  • MrZackarius

    Why aren’t all courts this awesome?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592707047 Simon Craddock

    Bunch of idiots what did they expect.

    • On a Clear Day

      The judge should have held Apple in contempt of court and fined them for both disobeying its order and insulting their intelligence. Yeah, sure, it takes 14 days to post a new home page to their website – more like fourteen minutes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.crouch.7 Brandon Crouch

    If you think the Galaxy tablets look anything like the iPads, there is something seriously wrong with you. Grow up Apple…

    • Ya boiii

      They look very similar
      Further, Samsung wasn’t in the tablet game until Apple came out with the iPad.

      What a joke.

      PS, your avatar looks like you’ve been dropped on your head. Explains why you like Android.

      • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.crouch.7 Brandon Crouch

        Congratulations, your the retard I was talking about. You clearly have know idea what your talking about. And also your fine ass mom seems like seeing me all over her, so I beg to differ. Get a life fucking troll.

        • observer

          ^ ^ ^ Psycho ^ ^ ^

          • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.crouch.7 Brandon Crouch

            Pssh noooooo <..> don’t tell anybody

        • Ya boiii

          *You’re.

          Yup, I guess I was right when I said you were dropped on your head. Probably a few times by the sound of it.

          It’s funny how emotional fandroids get when they’re called out on their stupidity. They result to ‘yo momma’ jokes. LOL.

          Hey, I like my Asus Transformer. But Android fans are complete morons.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592707047 Simon Craddock

        Neither was Apple until they were invited to look at the Knight Riddor tablet which they turned down but shortly afterwards applied for the design patent!! So who copied who as Microsoft and HP both had commercial tablets on sale well before Apple?

        • Ya boiii

          If Apple had copied Microsoft, then OS X would be running on the iPad, not iOS.

          HP and Microsoft tablets were commercial failures. Apple did it right, and then Samsung copied Apple’s success.

          Samsung is NOT an innovator, they simply copy whoever is the leader in the market.

          That’s the problem with the majority of Asian companies, they look to American companies to copy and create products.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592707047 Simon Craddock

            You conveniently avoided discussing my comment on them stealing Knight Riddors tablet idea from under their feet. Jobs said it wasn’t worth looking at then patented the idea – same as just about everything else they do, they steal the idea and copy it.

          • Ya boiii

            You mean Knight Ridder?

            The discussion here is Samsung enters markets when another company is successful and copies it.

            There’s no arguing this. It’s fact.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592707047 Simon Craddock

            You can argue that Samsung copied Apple until your blue in the face but the tech world knows that Apple have no shame in copying everyone else just look at the the court case case this week where Apple was fined over $300 million for patent infringement on Facetime. Its this double standard that Apple practices that is pissing everyone off. They copy something and its fine, someone copies them and they run to the courts.

  • hohopig

    How wonderful :)

  • rich_bown

    I think now that Samsung should write the notice that Apple have to display! Can;t wait to see the magazine ads either!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suprafly Sangkath Sandara

    Apple need to acknowledge and stop being a bitch…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000338649747 Omario Amriky

    Lol. I can imagine Apple pouting and mumbling in court. If the judges were soccer moms it would be priceless!

  • Kindroid

    Affidavit HELL. Fine the Bastards $ 100,000 a day for each day they miss the 2 week dead line. Apple is EVIL.

    • Garry DeWitt

      100,000 actually doesn’t seem like much to a company that has 100B in the bank supposedly, make it more if you want a real turnaround time.

      • Josh

        Or better yet, charge Apple’s execs and lawyers with contempt of court, (a criminal, rather than civil, offense) and throw them in jail.

  • leoingle

    I am glad to see this. I read the so called apology page and i was like “that’s an apology??”

  • Marvin Nakajima

    Perhaps the proper incentive would be to tell Apple that if not done promptly Samsung will have the right to write the apology for Apple with Apple picking up all expenses incurred.

  • Cottonswab

    Suck it Apple!… should have been fined by the Judge though. A nice $1billion dollar fine for each day they don’t comply. Oh so you want 14 days hugh – Okay $1 billion for each day you want over 24Hrs. And if that doesn’t work, have Samsung write the apology for them (great idea guys!). It doesn’t take 14 days to write an apology. Takes like 1 minute. “I’m sorry I acted like a baby and whined like one so I can get my way. I lied that Samsung copied us and am now sorry for deceiving the public and making them think that we were the ones that invented everything.”

  • Kassim

    Apple UK site:
    “On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung’s Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.”

    Having to eat their own words makes this that much sweeter for Sammy.