Apple seemingly uses JavaScript to hide its web-based apology

Apple seemingly uses JavaScript to hide its web-based apologyOn October 25, Apple published the first attempt at a court-ordered Samsung-didn’t-copy-us statement on its UK site. A link was tucked away at the bottom of the home page, and the statement itself contained much cheekiness.

As such, Apple was ordered to try again, including a clearly visible statement – not just a link – on its home page. Well, it’s now live, but you’ll have to scroll down to see it – regardless of your screen resolution.

A Reddit user has noticed that it’s necessary to scroll down to see Apple’s statement, whether you’re rocking a resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440.

Over on the US Apple site, a higher resolution welcomes more content, including the very bottom of the page.

It seems Apple is using some cheeky JavaScript to control the size of the iPad mini image on its UK site, ensuring the statement is always off the bottom of the page. Great stuff.

Somewhat ironically, the statement reads: “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.”

We’re not sure if Apple is technically breaking any rules, but we’re kinda not-so-secretly hoping they get in trouble again. Maybe they should dedicate the entire landing page to the apology? Just an idea.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 5, 2012 at 15:00

Read this late last night... LOL Oh, I meant: bad, nasty Apple!

smecky01  Nov. 6, 2012 at 00:15

lol this is brilliant.

RobbieT1234  Nov. 6, 2012 at 09:46

Let's hope the judge sees this for what it is and finds Apple in contempt of court, enough with the childish behaviour - Apple put a proper apology out there, then take it off after the required time and move on.

Pondlife  Nov. 11, 2012 at 17:25

Apple now get to pay even more of samsungs costs apparently, seems bit odd as thought they were already paying them


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