Before I get started here, I’m just going to go ahead and say one thing. This is definitely the laugh of the week — and possibly even the whole damn year.
It appears that Apple has been dealt a devastating and embarrassing blow by a UK judge presiding over one of a multitude of lawsuits revolving around iOS devices. As per the judge’s orders, Apple is now required to publicly post on the UK version of its website that Samsung did not copy the iPad. Now, forgive me while I get this ridiculous pun out of the way, but how about those apples?
Unfortunately, Sammy also got a bit of embarrassment from the ordeal, too. The judge who issued the punishment is also the same person responsible for saying that the Galaxy Tab roster was “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet offering, so there is a slim-to-none chance of consumer confusion when distinguishing the two devices.
Apple has yet to make the required adjustments to its page, as far as I can tell, but now we have a reason to bookmark the page and check back frequently. Even though this is limited to the United Kingdom, don’t think for a second those screenshots of Apple biting the bullet aren’t going to circulate the Internet, becoming viral almost immediately.
So, we can strike one up for Android in this particular scenario, but this is only one battle in the ongoing war for smartphone supremacy. In case you missed our post early this morning, Motorola wasn’t nearly as lucky in its Exchange Sync patent lawsuit against Microsoft, and 18 Moto devices are now officially banned from import into the United States, as of today.