It’s hard to make this stuff up. After battling Samsung in the UK courts for the last few weeks, Apple lost its case in the High Court in London, when the judge dismissed its claim that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab "slavishly copies" the design of the iPad. Judge Colin Birss said: “They are not as cool." That perversely lead to some pretty good headlines in Apple’s favour. But yesterday, it all went wrong. Apple must now put a notice on its website for six months acknowledging the court’s rulings, and take out similar ads in in several newspapers and magazines.
The precise content of the notice has not been specified. However, we’ve been leaked Apple’s draft of these adverts, which are clearly causing some consternation at the technology leviathan.