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Apple post apology but made sure it needs scrolling

Apple first published its first 'Samsung did not copy' notice on UK site but was criticised for its inaccuracy. The UK court ordered Apple to revise the apology within 24 hours but Apple said it would take 14 days to make the change. The court of course didn't accept the argument and questioned of the technical difficulty faced by Apple.

Today, Apple finally relented and posted a more correct apology but it comes with a caveat. Any user, coming with any screen resolution and any device, visiting the UK site will have to scroll down before spotting the very non-obvious short apology statement, below the page footer. This is made possible because of some rather clever piece of JavaScript code.

In case the apology is taken down for whatever reason, read on below for the revised apology.

Samsung / Apple UK judgment

On 9 July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High Court is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available from www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.

Now then I know why it took so long for Apple to put up a 2nd more correct apology.

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