Apple has rewritten its apology to Samsung following its previous version which was labelled as “non-compliant” by the court that made the initial ruling. Apple was told by Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob that it had to change the wording of the statement and that it should be carried on its home page with at least an 11-point font. The new statement is now appearing in UK newspapers but has not yet appeared on Apple.com. The news comes from The Next web.
When Apple placed the apology on its website on October 26, it ran part of the order but also included references in its UK lawsuits that Samsung products were “not as cool” as its iPad and iPhone devices. The link to the apology was also tucked away in a hard to view section of its website. Apple representatives apparently told the court that it would take up to 14 days to change the statement, but one of the judges refused to believe it.
So 24-hours later, Apple has published the necessary apology in UK newspapers but it remains to be seen how long it will take to update on its website. Currently the original unsatisfactory statement has been removed so we would expect the revised statement to appear sooner rather than later.