Apple's public allegations of copying by Samsung have been ruled to be unwarranted. Apple must now publicly retract those allegations. The original judge's ruling has now been upheld by three other judges, at least one of whom is an iPad owner. Are you saying that they too are just trying to court controversy?
I'm not saying that it applies to this case, but the English judiciary used to have a reputation for being rather out of touch with modern technology...
(BBC 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' clip, circa 1980)
Apple don't have a choice, they lost the appeal. If Apple want to continue to operate in the UK and avoid financial penalties they must adhere to the law. I am interested to see how they are going to word this.