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Apple’s Apology to Samsung Will Happen, Judge Says No Less Than 14pt Arial Font

Apple’s appeal has been lost, and a public apology is all that is left to do in a U.K. case between the iPad and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. According to the judge, Apple’s apology must appear on their official website and in newspapers while featuring the Arial font with a size of no less than 14pt.

As for when we can expect to see an apology, we still await the details. How about that for comedy?

Via: Gizmodo

  • JazzoRenee

    This is just funny and these grown people behind BOTH companies need to grow up.
    Acting like a bunch of bratty babies.


  • But isn’t Arial a Windows-only font? Does this mean they’d have to use Windows to create this apology legally?

  • How do you like them apples!

  • JeffColorado


  • If you listen closly you can hear the soumd of a Thermo nuclear Dud … and children’s laughter …

  • Will this only be on the UK version of the website or all of them?

  • NexusMan

    Love it

  • Should have been Comic Sans… Piss off their designers too!

  • kl7

    well done judge…judge

  • Jason

    Awesome I’ll never have to say “I’m sorry” again! Apple will have a patent on it.

  • trixnkix637

    iSorry thanks for the billion$

  • It’s okay, Apple will probably use white font on a white background or flash the apology across the screen in a single frame or something.

  • zepfloyd

    HA HA!

  • J2000pro

    Will this appear on Apple.com, or apple.co.uk, which redirects to the UK home page?

  • dwm

    14pt? Should have been no less than 84pt.

  • Delicious!

  • Hatyrei

    LOL, how embarrassing… so how much did Samsung win over this? They only get sorry? as a form of payment? πŸ™‚

  • Sven Enterlein

    How about Apple uses this opportunity to patent apologies after an unsuccessful lawsuit? It’s the revolutionary, magical, “iPology”!

    • michael arazan

      Samsung pays 1.05 billion for damages against apple, and apple only has to say iSorry for running samsung through the mudd in another court case and in the media, yeah, sounds fair, maybe they should get some slander money or a discount on what they have to pay apple.

  • flosserelli

    Apology? There’s an app for that.

  • I really hope Apple learned their lesson. SUCK IT APPLE. good for nothing company.

  • Manny

    Surely if this article goes up, Timmy should also post the one about goole loosing money this quarter or how the new google chrome book made by none other than Samsung looks exactly like a macbook air. Come on Timmy we all know your an apple fanboy writing in an android blog..

    • Trey Motes

      It is not that serious… calm down you stupid fanboy.

      • Manny

        The Truth will set you free.

      • Manny

        Or How Verizon Activated 3.1 million phones the 3rd quarter. 21% of which were iphone 5..despite the shortage issue.

        • zUFC

          Because there are 3.1 million I-donky’s like you. thats the joke Manny. Evertime you brag about how many they sell it makes you look worse and worse. You’re a follower. You like kiddie phones with NO settings. No choices, No design change. Same old tired rectangle block. Every I-Junk activated means there is ONE more idiot in this world. Thanks for confirming this for us……

        • Jason

          Oh so they are more popular? Guess I better just suck it up and go backwards to apple then…. I’m a bodybuilder and skinny jeans won’t fit either. Guess I better stop lifting too.

  • brando56894

    I could see them throwing it in some obscure location on the webpage just so people won’t see it unless they look for it.

  • Insult to injury, making them use Ariel instead of Helvetica.

  • Erik Cho

    Browsing through the feed and as soon as I saw the title on this one I just couldn’t help but crack up.

    What’s funnier though, is the fact that the judge kind of suspected that Apple may try to pull a fast one and imposed the 14pt font requirement. Just goes to show how the world works these days. hahahaha

  • Richard Wolff

    tons of people hate ios some people hate android a few people hate blackberrys os (whatever thats called) does anyone at this point and time even have the energy to hate webos?

    • DiamondDave

      No reason to hate webOS.

  • slops

    apple invented the appology

    • Stevedub40

      Not quite, they invented the apologist πŸ™‚

      • No. The appologist.

        • Justin Swanson

          Careful now, you don’t want to be next!

  • Did they specify color? I could see Apple pulling a “white on white” trick and just calling it extra classy.

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    Should have been 14pt. Roboto… Just cause its Android :p

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  • DarkKingSilvers

    They should have forced them to use Comic Sans to rub it in.

    • The the apology would seem to be a joke to anyone who pays attention to fonts.

    • zepfloyd

      and the tag.

  • kniceguy

    hahaha finally some poetic and actual justice!

  • Na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!

  • AJA0

    HAHAHA! Eat it Apple!

  • ARIAL!? Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave.

  • Devilsephiroth

    I’m sure they’ll try to market it so they’re products are still on top. Apple just isn’t made that way. How often do they admit they’re wrong ?

    • Not often but with the whole maps apology and now this they are on a roll. Now all we need is a public apology for turning half the world into mindless isheep and we will be good.

  • moelsen8

    Sweet, sweet justice.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Here… I will write it for them

    “Sorry Samsung for being azzholes and accusing you of sh1t we do ourselves ;)”

  • Tutunkari

    Telling any designer to use Arial is a fate worse than death, let alone Apple.

    • Appeal overruled, you are sentenced to public apology with Comic Sans! πŸ™‚

      • Edwin M

        Oh man, you stole my Comic Sans joke!

    • justincase_2008

      Comic Sans. I rest my case.

    • JoshGroff

      It must be 14pt Comic Sans. dun dun dun!

  • mustbepbs

    I’m sure they’ll be sarcastic about it.

    • flosserelli

      And condescending too.

  • Edwin M

    Too bad the judge didn’t make them use Comic Sans a la Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

  • Akashshr

    Lol, like thats gonna happen!

  • iSorry

    • Crap, that should have been the above text. Much classier

      • cyruss69

        It’s Never too late! lol

        • Emilio Fahr

          Yes! Do it!

      • Mei

        Yeah, iSorry is fitting.

      • Sven Enterlein

        I like your version better hahaha! But maybe they can be combined

    • iSorry
      English, simplified.

  • bout bloody time

  • Mustang5Oh

    Awww poor Apple. hahahahaha Can’t wait to see this ad!