Back in July, UK judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to make a public announcement stating that Samsung had not in fact ripped off the iPad. The statement went live on the UK Apple site around a week ago, however it wasn’t exactly what the judge was looking for – cheekily mentioning, for example, that Samsung had been found guilty of patent infringement outside the UK.
Apple got a slap on the wrist and was told to try it again, sans cheekiness. Ready?
The new statement has been spotted in a series of UK newspapers, including The Daily Mail and The Guardian, and makes for pretty dull reading, with the simple heading “Advertisement”.
We reckon there’s a good chance many readers will glance right past the wordage, and indeed that’s probably what Apple is hoping for.
Interestingly, there’s still no sign of the statement on the UK Apple site. The previous apology was hosted on a separate page, with a link tucked away at the very bottom of the landing page.
This time, Apple has been told to place the statement on its home page, however it says it could take up to 14 days to make the necessary arrangements. Y’know, because slapping some text on a webpage is really complicated, even for one of the most successful tech companies in the world.
via: The Verge