Apple Samsung statement: take 2

Apple Samsung statement: take 2Back 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

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Stelph  Nov. 2, 2012 at 12:32

Looking at the newspaper article on The Verge thats more or less what I had expected the first time round, no branding or anything to bring attention to the fact its an apple product and stating its an advertisement will increase the chances that people will just ignore it.

So random that Apple decided to do their petchulant post first rather than doing this, really all theyve done is put themselves in a bad light.

In related new, apple losing the fight regarding the iPhone brand in Mexico :)

Pondlife  Nov. 2, 2012 at 12:43

They must have already had this ready before court given lead time of newspaper adverts

Pondlife  Nov. 2, 2012 at 12:47

In related new, apple losing the fight regarding the iPhone brand in Mexico :)

Just odd that they decided to sue in the first place on that one. Looks like it could be costly.
Doubt ifone will get the 40% but hats off to them for trying it on. That reads back strangely.

whylitigate  Nov. 2, 2012 at 13:12

whichever paper has the story above the advert ref stuffed anaconda will see the ad read when eyes naturally drift when get to the last lines of the article

Pondlife  Nov. 3, 2012 at 21:12

The corrected statement is now on the apple site. Guess they managed to find someone to write it


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