UK Court not amused with Apple's 'copy' notice, ordered to replace it

By Shawn Knight
Nov 1, 2012
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  1. Last week Apple was ordered to make good on a July ruling to post a public notice on their UK website stating Samsung didn't infringe on the design of the iPad with their own Galaxy-branded tablets. Cupertino complied, albeit with...

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  2. Littleczr

    Littleczr TechSpot Booster Posts: 368   +68

    UK's judicial system is so strange to me.
  3. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 188   +41

    Honestly it's priceless I find, seeing Apple put in it's place for being the bully. Because they simply don't wish to properly comply is funny, since yes it's fine to make a joke but courts won't laugh. Especially when you're wasting their time, with your stupid foolishness.

    I will admit they wanted to use the exact words from the judge, mostly to poke fun at Samsung. It's not very wise, to deviate from the orders given. Especially when you've been the bully of the playground, making sure everything goes your way or else. Ever since losing your visionary of the company, all we see is patent trolling to make profits.

    So you're basically saying.. you can't admit defeat, so you'd rather sling mud? Get everyone else wrapped up in legal battles, so their products can't directly compete with yours? No wonder people shake their heads.
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  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    You diss the court... this is what you get.
  5. Apple working almost 3 years on iPad but Samsung enough 2 weeks. LoL
    poor Steve
  6. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 506   +133

    I like this court. They don't put up with apple's BS :)
  7. Its like I said on the first article of this thing....if I were a judge I should order to put it with the right words defined by the judge and if they dont do it right, the judge should write the whole text

    Those from apple are a joke, ridiculous as their products price
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  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I read the original post when it was put up. I also realised that Apple was trying to play a very very dangerous game with the UK Justice system. A polite and short response to the judges orders would have been the correct thing to do. Howeve, Apple being BUTTHURT over not being able to buy off this judge, meant that they had to save face somehow. Bullies are the same everywhere. Apple just happends to be a corporate bully. This Bully got put in their place by a Judge named Robin. So how does it feel Apple? How does it feel to get slapped around like that? No comment??
  9. I guess the US judges should make Samsung post an apology for copying and stealing too. While they're at it, all the other judicial systems should make Samsung post an apology for copying and stealing since they've been judged to be guilty everywhere except for the UK.

    Gotta love these judges;)
  10. The last paragraph of Apple's original notice is embarrassing and childish beyond belief. It's as if it was written by a surly teenager, rather than legal professionals employed by a multinational corporation.
  11. Why I don't buy Apple products = being number one isn't enough, you need to be a prick too.
     
  12. Samsung dint copy anything our US court just sucks up to apple
  13. Jbucko

    Jbucko Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    Lolololol got to love all the apple haters. It is amusing to see everyone all over the internet rage and hate on apple. Any company that takes part in the patent wars like these to company's did is an unfavorable company in my book. As far as the phones go Samsung really did copy apple IMO, I really stop caring after they went all bickering teenager like. I don't like to buy products from either company.
  14. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Your right, Samsung used that whole "rectangle with rounded corners" concept (you know, that shape like most phones have or indeed playing cards!) which Apple clearly invented. :D
  15. Actually if you looked at the final verdict, the "round" corners was not what Samsung was guilty of. They infringed on the touch interface and the icons they so willingly copied.

    They should have been guilty of the look too though. If your own partner, Google that is, even told you to change your design, then it's pretty obvious that blatant copying was going on. (y)
  16. Jbucko

    Jbucko Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

  17. Jbucko

    Jbucko Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    Now the tablet suits I think both of them are just pissy little children.
  18. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

  19. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    Whoops, now I have done. Please ignore!!
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  20. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Apple may be a giant company with stores in pretty much every civilized nation, but they can still be held in contempt of court. Apple decided to put their own "spin" on the judges ruling. That would normally force a judge to cite them for contempt. I dont know how Apple got away with the original posting. However, the damage has been done. Ppl have read the original statement Apple posted. Apple has finally shown its TRUE motiffs. Apple is not interested in bringing the public new and exciting devices. They just want to ride the Steve Jobs Express as long as possible grabbing as much cash as possible till the general consuming public realizes how crappy Apple has become. Atleast Samsung tries to innovate. Apple has been forcefeeding consumers the same crap in a different package for 5 years now. There is even a joke in the cellphone world. Apple Iphones are a "kindergarten" smartphone. Big boys and girls get Android. Apple needs to change their focus from punishing the public for NOT buying a Iphone, to something a bit more constructive, like making a better product.
  21. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

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  22. Jbucko

    Jbucko Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    Lately yes samsung has been more inovative than apple. Apple and samsung have reversed roles since 2008. but calling ios "Kindergarten" is a little fanboyism towards android. If andriod didnt have such a rough star tat the infancy of andriod with all the bugs and plain crappyness campared to iphone os 2.2 -3.0 I think that Andriod would be on top by far. I see samsung over taking apple in the phone department in the next 5 years. I am hoping that windows phone 8 will take off or someone make a linux base phone.
  23. Jbucko

    Jbucko Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

  24. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Jbucko
    By "Kindergarten", It means safe. No real customization. What you get is what you get. Its a safe smartphone for ppl who have never used a smartphone. Those ppl who wish to use their device as they wish choose Android. Its not fanboyism, its fact.
  25. Jbucko

    Jbucko Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    I do agree with y it is called kindergarten. But I believe that it is a bad choice of words and for most android fans that use it is meant to be demeaning to other apple fan boys. Another reason y this apple vs android stuff is annoying as hell. Everyone is out to get each other.


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