Apple quietly removes code ‘hiding Samsung apology’ on UK website
London: Tech giant Apple has removed a piece of code from its UK website that had allowed them to keep an apology to Samsung out of immediate sight.
A link to the apology formerly visible only by scrolling to the bottom of the page can now be seen immediately by users with large displays.
According to the Telegraph, the code that was removed had the effect of forcing the user to scroll down to see a notice of the verdict of a patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung that ruled in favour of the Korean mobile maker.
The iPhone maker was ordered to post the notice after it lost its case against Samsung who, Apple alleged, had infringed its design patents in the UK.
Apple lost the patent case and a subsequent appeal on October 18, in which the court upheld the previous decision that said Samsung''s Galaxy tablet did not infringe upon Apple''s patents.
Apple was ordered to post a notice of the court’s decision on its website for no less than six months to “correct the damaging impression” left by its suit against Samsung.
According to the paper, parts of the original notice included excerpts of other rulings from around the world that favoured Apple.
Apple made a request for 14 days to make the changes, but this was rejected.