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Apple’s court-ordered ‘apology’ to Samsung mocks Galaxy Tab

Published Oct 26th, 2012 10:20AM EDT

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Apple (AAPL) kicked off its court-mandated Samsung (005930) apology tour in the United Kingdom by issuing a statement on its website mocking its rival’s allegedly “uncool” tablets. Per MacRumors, Apple’s UK website has posted a statement acknowledging that Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs do not infringe upon the design of the Apple iPad. However, Apple goes on to quote the judge’s official ruling that Samsung could not have possibly copied its tablet designs from Apple because they are “not as cool” and lack “the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design.” The UK court ordered Apple to run a series of advertisements after the ruling acknowledging that Samsung did not infringe its patents, and this disclaimer on its website seems to be Apple’s first effort at meeting this mandate.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.