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UK court orders Apple to rewrite 'untrue' Samsung apology

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A UK court has reprimanded Apple for adding "incorrect" details to its online statement that Samsung did not copy the iPad tablet. After losing an appeal over the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the company was required to post a notice on its site acknowledging the decision, but it added details from other cases (including a German suit and the massive US trial) in which Apple had fared better, ending with an assertion that "while the UK court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."

According to Bloomberg, the court found that some of these details were inaccurate, and The Guardian reports that judges censured Apple for adding information that made the statement less clear. "I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this," said Judge Robin Jacob. "That is a plain breach of the order." Now, Apple has 24 hours to post a corrected statement, though it originally requested 14 days — something one judge reportedly said he "can't believe... This is Apple. They cannot put something on their website?"