Apple won’t have to bare the shame of acknowledging that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad. For now

July 27, 2012
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samsung did not copy the ipad

As you might now, Apple suffered a humiliating defeat in court a couple of weeks back, when British judge Colin Birss ruled that Samsung has not infringed on the design of the iPad with the Samsung Galaxy Tab (apparently, the Tab is “not as cool”). Moreover, it was later revealed that Apple suffered an even more crushing blow, although this one would only affect its vanity.

Apple has been ordered by the court to publicly acknowledge that Samsung did not copy the iPad, by posting a notice on its website (and keeping if for six months) and paying for a similar advertisement in several British publications.

In other words, Apple was forced to admit failure, in a very public and humiliating way. Fortunately for the company’s fans, Apple still has a chance to avoid the embarrassment, if it manages to win the appeal to the trial, which is supposed to be heard in October.

Tim Cook’s company obtained a stay on the ruling issued by Judge Birss, arguing that the public announcements that it was ordered to make would be free advertising to Samsung, and therefore damaging to its finances.

So, we’ll have to wait till October to watch Apple’s walk of shame (hopefully!)

Comments

  • weomatic

    Too bad. That would be great!!!

  • simon craddock

    How can it be damaging? People when shopping for an iPad usually buy an iPad!

  • Peeders


    Tim Cook’s company obtained a stay on the ruling issued by Judge Birss, arguing that the public announcements that it was ordered to make would be free advertising to Samsung, and therefore damaging to its finances.”

    That is ridiculous! Apple has sought to have the sales of the Galaxy Tab and a number of other Samsung products blocked. Giving some advertising to Samsung to so they can recoup for lost sales is the least they could do.

  • rainsgems

    That is toooo funny!!! All the I-fans will come to the rescue if Apple is forced to admit this on their site tho! I have faith in all you I-boys and i-girls who always jump into any Android forum to boast about how you love <3 to throw away your money on all the i-products that never come with an external drive! You are always happy to pay "2-$4 hundred more to get more storage when other tablet users can simply pay $20 for an external memory card! I would love to see you eat your crow :) I am ready for your defending backlash too so bring it i-peeeeps…..

  • harrold

    lol I was reading T3 and saw that ad thing