GADGET MAKER Apple's rewritten but grudging apology to its rival Samsung has appeared in UK newspapers today.
On Thursday, Apple was ordered to reword its original 'apology', which managed to mock Samsung for bringing out products 'not as cool' as the Ipad and for losing similar battles in other courts.
Although initially it claimed that it would take two weeks to change the apology found on its website, Apple has issued a rewritten statement that appeared in UK newspapers today, which almost made us spit out our morning cup of tea.
Although the apology is still not all that heartfelt, Apple has done what was asked of it, while still managing to avoid actually saying 'sorry'. While that has meant chopping off more than half of the first so-called 'apology', the resulting text does come across as less snarky than before.
The statement reads:
"On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet Computer, 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 on the following www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html. The Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 18th October 2012. There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe."
If you don't mind throwing away £1.20, you'll find Apple's revised apology to Samsung on page five of today's Guardian. µ