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Apple Loses UK Appeal, Must Apologize to Samsung Publicly

Apple and Samsung have been duking it out in courts around the world for what seems like an age. About three months ago, Apple was handed a loss when a UK court ruled that Samsung hadn't copied the iPad in the production and design of its Galaxy Tab tablet. The courts also ruled that Apple must publicly apologize to Samsung and inform readers that Samsung did not copy Apple designs.

Apple, of course, appealed the decision, delaying any such apology. However, today it emerged that Apple lost that appeal, meaning the apology is back on. The BBC writes that Apple was previously ordered to place ads on its own UK website, as well as in widely read UK publications (including the Daily Mail, Financial Times, T3 Magazine), to  "correct the damaging impression" that Samsung was a copycat.

This past summer, a UK judge said that Samsung wasn't infringing upon Apple patents because the Galaxy Tab wasn't cool.

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  • abbadon_34
    I wonder if they'll actually do it, or simply ignore it and pay any fines . millions or billions no problem, i'm sure they're calculating the PR cost of the middle finger
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  • cats_Paw
    Well... I dont really like apple, but the only thing this does is waste time and money from the court.
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  • oh that is so funny

    apple to samsung

    i'm so sorry, now can you please pay me the $1b i extorted from you in us, nothing personal, just business you know. oh, and by the way we will need to order some more of those things you sold us the other week for our upcoming new products.
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  • rantoc
    As arrogant as the company is I bet they rather pay a hefty fine, the arrogance is due to its customers are silent consenting to their methods (by buying more of the products).

    _Any_ other company who would have contracted a company who have been busted using child labour and have several suicide cases due to working conditions, claiming design faults on their customers (your holding it wrong), make a poor excuse for established software (maps) would have been boycotted rather than take new sell records.

    I really have to admire the marketing and pr of the company because they not only allow them to reap in ridiculous margins but also see past all the faults of the company and still make the customer believe its the best thing ever. Its simply amazing what a shroud they put on the sheeps eyes.
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  • shoelessinsight
    Cats_PawWell... I dont really like apple, but the only thing this does is waste time and money from the court.Assigning fines and punishment is a waste of the court's time? Yes, this whole suit from beginning to end was a waste of time to begin with, but it was Apple that picked the fight, not the courts. Now the UK courts are just cleaning up the mess.

    rantocAs arrogant as the company is I bet they rather pay a hefty fine, the arrogance is due to its customers are silent consenting to their methods (by buying more of the products)._Any_ other company who would have contracted a company who have been busted using child labour and have several suicide cases due to working conditions, claiming design faults on their customers (your holding it wrong), make a poor excuse for established software (maps) would have been boycotted rather than take new sell records.I really have to admire the marketing and pr of the company because they not only allow them to reap in ridiculous margins but also see past all the faults of the company and still make the customer believe its the best thing ever. Its simply amazing what a shroud they put on the sheeps eyes.I agree with most of this, minus the points referring to Foxconn. You say any other company than Apple would be boycotted for using Foxconn, but the truth is that almost every tech company uses them to some degree, and most people don't seem to be boycotting those companies. To be fair, it's hard to boycott something when there's almost no alternative and it's difficult to track which products use Foxconn parts.
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  • egilbe
    "This past summer, a UK judge said that Samsung wasn't infringing upon Apple patents because the Galaxy Tab wasn't cool."

    So Apple has not only patented colors and shapes, but now cool, too? :) So Funny
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  • house70
    LOL. A copy of that apologetic ad will make Wallpaper of the Month.
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  • alidan
    samsung, hire a look alike actor and make a fake windows vs mac comertial.
    (samsung first, apple second, in alturnateing order)
    im a samsung
    im an iphone
    iphone, you got something to say
    no
    really, i got a court order that you have to
    fine... im sorry i lied and tried to make it look like you were copying us
    fell better
    no
    well i do
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  • cornandbeans
    egilbe"This past summer, a UK judge said that Samsung wasn't infringing upon Apple patents because the Galaxy Tab wasn't cool."So Apple has not only patented colors and shapes, but now cool, too? So FunnyI think he said that so if Apple wants to appeal they have to admit they are not cool first. (Samsung copied us, so if their products are uncool, ours are too!)
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  • CrArC
    "Sorry your products aren't as cool as ours." - Apple.

    Apple will find a way to grill Samsung while 'apologising' in these adverts, I'm sure.
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