Apple's Samsung Apology Mocks 'Not as Cool' Tablet
Uses judge's own words in public posting
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 26, 2012 12:30 PM CDT
In this 2011 file photo, an attorney holds an Apple iPad, left, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the regional court in Duesseldorf, Germany.   (AP Photo/dapd, Sascha Schuermann, File)

(Newser) – Remember when Apple was ordered to post an embarrassing mea culpa on its UK website, proclaiming publicly that Samsung didn't copy the iPad? Well, Apple has complied—and in the court-ordered 14-point font—but with a distinct lack of contrition, quoting extensively from the judge's ruling that Samsung's tablets "are not as cool" as Apple's. It also noted that other courts have concluded that "Samsung willfully copied the far more popular iPad."

"And that's how Apple turned its punishment lemons into sweet mockery-flavored lemonade," the Atlantic Wire quips. But all is not well for Apple. The earnings it reported yesterday were worse-than-expected, and analysts are still working out the implications. Fortune has a roundup of overnight notes, many of which still seem bullish. "The investment community tends to get 'wrapped around the axle' on tertiary details," one analyst said of the panic. "We call the first two quarters following a new iPhone launch as the '180 Days of Entitlement.'"

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DougMasters
Oct 27, 2012 1:23 PM CDT
""And that's how Apple turned its punishment lemons into sweet mockery-flavored lemonade,"' Sometimes, there aint nothing sweeter than non-direct mockery. Sincerely, Running into the girl I dated in the early 2000's straddled with a kid, kinda dumpy, whilst having my leggy, tall hot wife right next to me! Priceless conversation.
Blechistan
Oct 26, 2012 10:19 PM CDT
Hohoho, I remember when the Sega ran ads for the Dreamcast poking fun at the Playstation2. Then the Dreamcast of course became the highest grossing electronic device in history and the original blueprint of it's motherboard unintentionally diagrammed the chemical compound that could prevent and cure all forms of malignant cancer. God bless you Sega!
JMullins
Oct 26, 2012 2:50 PM CDT
I wonder how they will phrase an apology to the users that find their attitude offensive enough to buy elsewhere.