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    Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Eddy Cue Break the News to Siri That Scott is Gone

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/10/t...t-is-gone.html


    UK Judge To Apple: Your Apology Is Bogus, Rewrite It (Or, How Not To Deal With A Court Order)

    It seems Apple is getting far more than it bargained for in its failed iPad lawsuit in the UK, having been ordered by a judge there to run statements in both print and on its website clearly stating that Samsung's Galaxy Tab had not copied the company's own tablet. Of course, when Apple ran the apology on its UK website, it was one paragraph of acknowledgement of the judgment, and four paragraphs of reasons why that judgment was stupid, essentially. Which is not what the court order told Apple to do.

    So, Samsung brought that up with the judges at the UK appellate court, and they aren't happy. In fact, they're pretty pissed: "Im at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this ... That is a plain breach of the order." And if there's one legal concept that holds true across all borders, it's that you don't upset the judge. Apple upset the judge.

    Now that judge is telling Apple it has 24 hours to remove the notice, and 48 hours to come up with a new one. Apple's lawyers argued that they needed two weeks to comply with the new order because of the "technical difficulties" associated with putting up a corrected statement. What constitutes a "corrected statement?" Getting rid of those four extra paragraphs that make it look like UK courts are silly and have no idea what they're talking about. Yes, fixing that would take two weeks according to Apple's lawyers.

    Well, the judge had a response for that, too: "I would like to see the head of Apple make an affidavit setting out the technical difficulties which means Apple cant put this on their website ... I just cant believe the instructions youve been given. This is Apple. They cannot put something on their website?"

    I think, more than anything, this is proof of how fitting the punishment of a public apology (really, acknowledgement of being wrong) is for a company as obsessed with image as Apple. And I can't say I'm not enjoying the rather poetic justice of it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geek4414 View Post
    Apple's lawyers argued that they needed two weeks to comply with the new order because of the "technical difficulties" associated with putting up a corrected statement.


    If I can create a simple VB.NET application in a couple of hours, Apple can change four paragraphs in less than that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post


    If I can create a simple VB.NET application in a couple of hours, Apple can change four paragraphs in less than that...
    I would think so, too, but you forget, pcuser42, these are the worse kind of lawyers involved here - the corporate in-house lawyers.

    Corporate lawyers need to justify their existence to their masters, and do so by invoking the most obscure legal arguments they can dream up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    I would think so, too, but you forget, pcuser42, these are the worse kind of lawyers involved here - the corporate in-house lawyers.

    Corporate lawyers need to justify their existence to their masters, and do so by invoking the most obscure legal arguments they can dream up.

    Or maybe they just do this all day

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    4x paragraphs? Like really? I mean REALLY?

    People would buy from a company that can't even change their website?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Error Guy View Post
    4x paragraphs? Like really? I mean REALLY?

    People would buy from a company that can't even change their website?
    I am afraid you know the answer to that. LOL.

    Here is another couple of giggles ...
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    Apple have a new and very cunning plan to prevent copying. It has a first trial in Apple Maps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Apple have a new and very cunning plan to prevent copying. It has a first trial in Apple Maps.
    I guess google didnt get the memo
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/di...bour-into-lake
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    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    At least it's there
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Apple have a new and very cunning plan to prevent copying. It has a first trial in Apple Maps.
    And yet another thing Android copies from Apple
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-Ne...ly._id35992#1-
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