Irrespective of the density of screen resolution or the length of their browser window, visitors to Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL)’s UK web site must scroll down the page in order to view the apology letter to Samsung. A UK Court of Appeal has recently ordered Apple to put up the apology letter.
Hence, the central image takes up all the viewing space and pushes the apology letter completely out of sight. That is why visitors are compelled to scroll down in order to read the letter.
The resize code has been verified by an independent developer, who spoke with CNET. The code compels the central image to take up the size of the page and shows only the central image advertisement of the iPad mini along with the four different product advertisements that can be seen at the bottom of the screen. The code makes sure that only the central image and following boxes must be visible without scrolling down.
The Wayback Machine is a service that allows users to see historical versions of web sites as though they existed today. Using the service, it was found out that the most recent cached site does not have the resize code, indicating the fact that the feature has been added recently.
UK Court Judge Colin Birss had ordered Apple on 18th October to post an apology statement on its UK web site for one month and at least once in the UK print publications, mentioning that Samsung has not copied Apple’s patents.
Apple’s UK website has confessed that the previous statement was not compliant with the court orders. However, visitors to the site are not immediately conscious of the formal apology.