Apple was ordered by a UK court a while back to publish a notice on its website and also an advert in the UK press saying that Samsung did not copy the design of Apple’s iPad.
Apple has now posted the message to their website, and you can see some of the message that Apple posted below, saying that the Samsung Galaxy Tab did not copy the iPad.
On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001
Obviously Apple have tried to turn around the ruling of having to post the notice, and have quoted the judge in the ruling, who basically said that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was not as cool as Apple’s iPad.
“The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.”
You can see the full notice that Apple published on their website here.