Disclaimer: We are not disparaging the judge or questioning his motives, or for that matter saying that he was biased. We can’t. It is quite the contrary as you will realize as you read the following story. The headline just looked catchy, thats all!
This is not really a consumer issue, or may be it is-we are not sure. But somehow, in a world that is split between Apple Users and Losers, any headline that says Apple, screams for attention as its birthright. What else could we do but to oblige?
There is a saying which states that too much of anything is bad. Seems to be true in this case where extreme love of a UK Judge for Apple led him to state that Samsung tablets do not have the “same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by Apple. They are not as cool. The overall impression produced is different.”
This judicial fandom, however, did not augur well for Apple. Unlike in most cases, where fans are source of delight for the brands, here this particular fan cost Apple dearly. The fan-judge in question has ordered Apple to put up a statement on its website saying that Samsung has not infringed upon iPad’s design and also publish similar statement in newspapers and magazines in Britain in order to negate the bad impression created against Samsung.
This effectively means that Apple has been directed to advertise Samsung on its own website. Apple is yet to comment on the developments.
So much for the loyalty of fans!
Apple Website To Declare Samsung Didn’t Copy I Pad. (Times of India)