Apple Removes “Incorrect” Samsung Apology Notice From Its Website, Runs Altered Apology Ads In UK Newspapers

The Next Web reports that Apple has taken out a small advertisement in various UK newspapers including this morning’s The Guardian, which includes the “Samsung didn’t copy iPad” apology notice, minus the cheeky stuff it had put up on its website.

Apple has also removed the notice from its website after it was ordered by appeals judges – Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob to remove the “incorrect” apology notice from its UK website within 24 hours.

Apple has also been ordered to publish the altered apology notice within 48 hours, after the judges rejected the company’s request to make the changes in 15 days. The judges have ordered Apple to post the apology on the homepage of its UK website in 11-pt Arial font.

The judges were quite annoyed after Apple posted “Samsung didn’t copy iPad” apology notice on its UK website, but instead of just acknowledging the judgement, it unleashed a scathing attack on Samsung by highlighting the comments made by the judge while comparing Apple and Samsung products and pointing out that a German court had found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design while ruling on the same patent. Apple had linked to the apology notice in the footer section of the website.

It remains to be seen when Apple will update its UK website with the apology notice as per the courts requirement. Apple is supposed to run the apology notice on its website until mid- December.

Do you think it is ridiculous to expect Apple to post the apology notice on its homepage? Or do you think Apple deserves it for trying to be cheeky? We would love to hear your thoughts.

[via The Next Web]

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