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Apple stops hiding its apology to Samsung

At least for some
Fri Nov 09 2012, 09:58
Apple iPhone fighting Samsung Galaxy SIII

GADGET DESIGNER Apple has stopped hiding its grudging apology to Samsung, removing the coding from its website that meant visitors had to scroll down to make it visible.

Earlier this week, after a UK Court of Appeal judge ordered the firm to rewrite its initial snarky notice, Apple posted a rewritten statement on its website. Although it displayed the required legal notice text on its homepage as ordered, the fruit themed firm also tweaked the Javascript on its website to all but hide the statement.

Now it appears that Apple has retweaked its homepage to make the statement visible, perhaps due to fear of sanction by UK or European judicial authorities. Still, that's not to say it is visible to everyone, as Apple has only made it visible to those with large high-resolution displays. On our 13in Macbook Pro, for example, we still have to scroll down before we come across the statement.

For those still having trouble finding it, Apple's judicially mandated notice 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."

"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."

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it. µ

 

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