Apple's revised court ordered apology appeared on the company's UK website Monday morning, and like the print version that showed up in newspapers last week, is concise and avoids the word "sorry."
Apple's new faux-pology to Samsung is on its UK website
The revised website statement reads:
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.
The wording matches what UK newspaper readers saw last week, and is markedly shorter than the original version that appeared about a week ago.
As part of a ruling in Samsung's favor in the two company's U.K. legal battle over whether or not the Galaxy tablet lineup copies the iPad design -- a ruling that went in Samsung's favor -- Apple was ordered by the court to post a public statement saying as much. The company's original version didn't sit well with the court, and Apple was ordered to revise its wording.
In the original statement, Apple noted that the court said Samsung isn't copying Apple's iPad design, but then noted that the court also said the Galaxy Tab lineup isn't "as cool" as the iPad, and added that courts in other countries have ruled Samsung is infringing on the Cupertino company's designs.
So far there hasn't been a comment from the court on the new statement.