Court Demands Apple Rewrite Its 14-Point Arial Apology To Samsung

The UK court that forced Apple to publicly apologise to Samsung in the form of a letter on its website is wagging its finger at Cupertino once again. Apple didn’t really do what it was told, so get ready for The Apple Arial Apology: Redux.

The Guardian reports that the UK court ruled yesterday on the specific wording of Apple’s apology. While the company did say it was wrong to accuse Samsung of stealing the design for the iPad, it also added extraneous information to the effect that other courts had ruled differently on the matter. According to the court, this equivocation made the apology “too slippery”, and thus, “non-compliant” with the original order. The Horror.

Apple will have now have to rewrite the the 14-point Arial font apology and place it on its homepage until December 14. This time, the apology will only have to be in 11-point font. Apple has until tomorrow morning to comply. [The Guardian via Engadget]


    "The horror" indeed, they failed to comply with a court order, Apple are profoundly privileged to be given simply a second go at it...

      Goal the CEO of Apple UK.

    Love it! Nice to see Apple being forced to behave better than a 7 year old.

    It's good to see, everyone who read that said the same thing, "where's the apology? "

      They should just write "Sorry Samsung", and be done with it

        I don't get it: what's the motivation for only writing a half-assed apology statement in the firdt place? Is therr some real cost to the company for admitting fault?

          I too wonder the motive... but considering England has such a thing Section 5, it's not such a hurdle.

            Sorry, I meant in having to be ordered to write an apology in the first place.

      The court ordered paragraph did not mention apology anywhere.

        It did however say that it had to explicitly print:
        "On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple's registered design 000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High Court is available via the following link [insert hyperlink]."

        Printing that and then doublethinking against it directly afterwards, I would think they should be held accountable.

    Just slug them with a massive fine and be done with it.

    It's kind of contempt of the courts actually.

    The Statement can be found here:

    "Apple tried to argue that it would take at least 14 days to put a corrective statement on the site." God I laughed at this, are they really that bad at web editing? Anything to drag it on... << This is not an apology.
    This basically says "Samsung did copy us but ours is still better"
    Also are they actually quoting the judgement word for word? Surely he didn't say "They are not as cool."

      Lol, yeah I had a chuckle at that, but that is what the judge said, they aren't as cool. Bit of a double-edged sword type thing, Samsung won the case because their products aren't as cool.

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