Legally cool gadget company Apple no longer has to publish a public apology on its site that Korean firm Samsung did not copy the design of the iPad, a judge ruled in London on the 26th of July.
The original plagarism case was settled in Samsung’s favour, with the Cupertino company told to both apologise in public and take out adverts in UK newspapers to state the Galaxy Tab was in fact not an iPad rip-off.
Now no mention of the case has to be made prior to the appeal hearing, currently scheduled for October. Apple’s appeal is based on the – admittedly logical – notion that they did not want to be seen advertising a rival product.
The case continues.