Apple publishes Samsung apology in The Guardian... of sorts

Apple has posted one of the court-ordered adverts that state Samsung did not infringe on its iPad designs, in The Guardian newspaper today, but plays all the tricks in the book in order to divert reader attention.

The almost solid block of justified text has little visual appeal, and the words themselves are simply written in a matter of fact manner. There is no apology, just a reference to the original High Court judgement: "Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tab 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," it says.

It also acknowledges that the court of appeal upheld the original judgement, but doesn't elaborate.

This comes after Apple was slapped on the wrists because its original ordered posting about the case was "non-compliant" with Judge Birss's command that it publish notices on its own website that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's designs. The company has been ordered to amend its words and post the new statement in 11-point type on its UK home page rather than tucked away behind a small link.

It seems that, like with the Guardian advert today, this will not refer to the other court judgements around the world where Apple has won its cases, just present the judgement itself.

Apple was given 48 hours to do this (from yesterday) and has yet to publish the new version. The original link has seemingly been removed.