Apple was ordered by a UK court a while back to publish a notice on
its website and also an advert in the UK press saying that Samsung did
not copy the design of Apple’s iPad.
Apple has now posted the message to their website, and you can see
some of the message that Apple posted below, saying that the Samsung
Galaxy Tab did not copy the iPad.
On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales
ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer,
namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s
registered design No. 0000181607-0001
Obviously Apple have tried to turn around the ruling of having to
post the notice, and have quoted the judge in the ruling, who basically
said that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was not as cool as Apple’s iPad.
"The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung
Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the
family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are
very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual
details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme
simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.”
You can see the full notice that Apple published on their website here.