UK Court Tells Apple to Rewrite "Apology" to Samsung Due to Untrue Statements
November 1, 2012 10:20 AM
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UK judges to Apple: "Not good enough!"
Last week, Apple posted a
notice on its UK website
which indicated that Samsung didn't copy the iPad when it designed the Galaxy Tab family of tablets. Of course, Apple didn't do this out of the kindness of its heart -- it was
ordered to do so by a UK court
In keeping with Apple’s typical demeanor towards its competitors, the notice posted on its website was rather flippant and pointed to how the Samsung tablets weren’t deemed to be as “cool” as the iPad. Apple also pointed out in its notice that it had won judgments against Samsung in both German and U.S. courts.
It appears, however, that UK judges weren't amused by Apple's play on words, and called the Cupertino, California-based company's statements "incorrect" and "untrue".
, the U.K. Court of Appeal in London has ordered Apple to remove the notice from its website within 24 hours to correct the inaccuracies. It also has to post a new, revised version within 48 hours.
“I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this,” said a puzzled Judge Robin Jacob. “That is a plain breach of the order.”
One of Samsung's lawyers, Henry Carr, piled on by starting that Apple's original notice left the “impression that the U.K. court is out of step with other courts” by mentioning the judgments in Apple's favor by German and U.S. courts.
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11/1/2012 9:33:44 PM
I hate Apple just as I hate Microsoft, for being bullies in the tech industry, I wish I had grown up on Linux so I could be using that entirely, but I didn't so Windows is still my main system but I'm slowly learning to use Linux so one day I'll be able to be free from the companies who are making it hard for competition.
The difference of course is that Microsoft isn't trying to completely destroy and remove it's competition from the market.
"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings
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