LOOK AT THIS iPAD PIC We are sorry about the Samsung case
The result is that casual visitors to the Apple UK homepage, who are unlikely to scroll down the page, won't see the bottom bar and Apple's court-mandated position on the non-infringement of its registered fondleslab design No. 0000181607-0001.
The apology is only on the UK homepage, and we note that the page resizing script is only there too: the US page is sized and spaced as normal. You can see for yourself by taking off to apple.com/uk and then resizing the browser window - the "heroResize" code specifically keeps the bottom 310 pixels, containing the link to the statement, out of sight until you scroll down.
As pointed out by Reg reader Paul Smith, this image compares the US and UK Apple homepages: the guidelines show what is visible from a normal browser window. Note that the apology is not visible when you first land on the UK site.
The Apple apology has to stay up there until December, so you'll have plenty of time to check out the changes - just remember to scroll down. The link leads to a two-paragraph restatement of the court's verdict that Samsung's slabs did not infringe the iPad blueprints.
In another twist to the ongoing saga, Apple took out a second print ad in the Guardian today, following one on Friday, as spotted by Duncan Booth here. It is identical to the first one except with the new line at the bottom: "A notice issued by Apple Inc. pursuant to court ruling."
Did Apple get that wrong first time too? Will they ever get it right? ®
Re: Contempt yet?
This behavior seems similar to that of a bratty child doing everything they can to test the limits of a teacher who they know ultimately cannot do anything to harm them.
At this point, my interest in the case is no longer about the original ruling.
In my opinion, they are acting like they feel they are above the law. They are showing clear contempt for the British legal system, (or simply any legal system that doesn't rule in their favor). Up to this point, contempt was a grey area. I don't think its as fuzzy anymore.
I hope there are repercussions for this!
Surely now. Surely.
@Autonomous Cowherd "they are acting like they feel they are above the law."
Indeed they are - that is obvious. What is also interesting is the fact that you have already been down-voted for what would appear to be indisputable. It appears that some if their supporters agree with this childish defiance that Cupertino are exhibiting. I do not need to mention any names but I think that it is remarkable that some of them actively support defiance of the law by their favourite company but go absolutely bananas on the occasions when A Certain (In)Famous Software Company gets caught playing fast and loose with the law. Sauce, goose, gander and all that.