Samsung v Apple Statement: Correction now Posted

November 3, 2012

At the base of the Apple home page at , a new statement has appeared:

‘On 25 October 2012, Apple Inc. published a statement on its UK website in relation to Samsung’s Galaxy tablet computers. That statement was inaccurate and did not comply with the order of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The correct statement is at Samsung/Apple UK judgement.’ 

The Court of Appeal’s withering judgment on the aditions to the statement that it required to appear can now be found here.

The link in the Apple home page statement leads to a much barer statement than the original contentious ‘apology’: 

‘Samsung / Apple UK judgment

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

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 There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe.’

For background, see Playground Appleology here.

For tears over their inability to spell ‘judgment’ on the home page, or to achieve consistency in capitalisation of the term in the notice, see any editor. I suppose that is what happens when you don’t get 14 days to post the correction.