Apple has re-written a court-ordered apology to Samsung for accusing the company of copying certain aspects of the iPad. A UK court ordered the statement to be written back in July. Apple complied earlier this week, publishing a brief note on its website, but Robin Jacob, the judge in the case, did not like the tone or content of the statement and gave Apple 24 hours to re-write it.
That revision hit UK newspapers today. It's considerably shorter and much less snarky, but still not the most gushing apology we've ever read:
"On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet Computers, namely the Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe on Apple's Community registered design No. 0000181607-0001...There is no injunction in respect of the Community registered design in force anywhere in Europe."
I get the warm fuzzies just reading that. We'll see if Judge Jacob finds it satisfactory.