In an interesting turn of events, Apple UK has been ordered by a British judge to publicly apologise to Samsung for its accusations that the latter copied the iPad and iPhone.
Apple had taken Samsung to court in order to stop the sale of Samsung's tablets and smartphones. However, the British judge Colin Birss sided with Samsung, according to CNET. In his judgement, Birss stated that Samsung's products lacked the "understated and extreme simplicity," even adding that Samsung "is not as cool" as Apple.
The British judge has ordered Apple UK to post notices on its website and publish newspaper adverts informing readers that it admits that Samsung did not copy any of its products. The public apology has to remain on Apple's website for the next six months.
Rechter Colin Birss vindt de Galaxy Tab niet cool.