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Samsung buys full-page ads to apologize for Note 7 disaster


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The Note 7 is one of the biggest disasters in smartphone history.
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Full-page ads are normally taken out by tech companies to promote their products or take swipes at rivals.

Samsung just shelled out to place full-page ads in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Washington Post to beg forgiveness for its disastrous Note 7 smartphone.

Should Tim Cook apologize for the Fappening at today’s iPhone 6 event?


Photo: Apple.
Photo: Apple.

Apple is widely rumored to unveil a new NFC-based mobile payments service tied into the iPhone and iWatch later today.

But there’s a problem. In the aftermath of the Fappening, the massive iCloud breach that leaked nude and pornographic images of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and more, it’s bad timing. Apple’s name is synonymous in the news with security breaches right now. People may not want to trust the company with their financial data if Apple can’t even protect the nudes of celebrities.

So maybe Apple shouldn’t push payments during today’s big event. Or at least not at first. Maybe Tim Cook should apologize instead.

U.K. Judge Gives Apple 48 Hours To Correct “Samsung’s Not As Cool” Non-Apology


The teeny tiny link to Apple's statement.

A court of appeal has reprimanded the “non-compliant” statement Apple published on its website regarding the case against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab in the United Kingdom. Apple now has 48 hours to correct the statement, which must then be displayed on the homepage of its website until December 14.