This is the corporate equivalent of pleading "No contest." They didn't admit to wrong doing, but they certainly decided to stop fighting the allegations and folded to the EU's demands. In other words, they pulled a Lance Armstrong. They never found him guilty either, he just stopped fighting back. Would you consider him the winner in that scenario too? For as loyal as you are to Apple, I sure hope you're on the payroll, or at least got a free T-shirt at some point.