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Snippet: Apple Posts Revised UK Samsung Apology ☇

Shared on November 5, 2012

As a result of a court ruling, Apple was required to post a note on its UK site stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad. Apple did so, but apparently the wording and mentioning of other cases did not make the High Court of Justice of England and Wales happy, so they had to revise it and include a post on the home page. That went back up with a bit of Web trickery, as reported by Eric Slivka for MacRumors:

Apple has now posted revised text linked from its main UK page, with the new text appearing to be in compliance with the court’s order. But as The Next Web points out, Apple has added a bit of code to its site to ensure that the notice can not be seen by users unless they scroll down the page…

…The code is actually being used on a number of Apple’s international sites that do not include the Samsung acknowledgement, giving the company the ability to claim that it was not specifically deployed to hide the statement, but it is not present on the main front page. It is also not the first time Apple has used such vertically responsive design, as it used similar scripts to adjust the layout of the main pages when the iPhone 5 was being featured.

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