Apple published an updated version of its court ordered statement in the U.K. that still doesn't read like an apology but may be a little less likely to upset the Judge and Samsung. The iPhone and iPad maker had been ordered to publish a statement saying Samsung's Galaxy tablets don't infringe on Apple's design patents as part of a court ruling, and the original version of the statement left the court unpleased.
Apple updates Samsung statement in UK, still not an apology
The U.K. Court of Appeal in London wasn't pleased with the original statement Apple posted, calling it untruthful and "a plain breach of order." The Judge gave Apple 24 hours to release a new version, which is what appeared in U.K. newspapers Friday morning, according to Gizmodo.
In its original statement Apple noted the court's ruling that Samsung didn't copy the iPad's design, but went on to quote the Judge's comments saying the Galaxy tablets aren't "as cool." The original version of Apple's statement appeared on the company's U.K. website, but as of Friday morning was no longer there.
Apple's updated statement reads:
On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe on Apple's Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgement of the High Court is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html. That Judgement has effect throughout the European Union and Wales on 18th October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal's judgement is available on the following link 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 court hasn't reacted to Apple's revised statement yet, so there's no word on whether or not the Judge overseeing the case is satisfied. If he's looking for a clear cut apology from Apple, however, there's a high likelihood that he'll have more harsh words for the Cupertino-based company.