As one of the commenters to the linked post suggests, Apple in the past has not been a paragon of originality. But that’s not the point here. In this case, it is plain to see that the two designs at issue are not remotely confusingly similar, and neither are the businesses they designate. Had Woolworth’s adopted an identical apple as its logo, perhaps an action would lie for dilution of a famous mark (and I am not in any way purporting to address Australian law). But that’s not the case, and Apple once again reaches too far and sets itself up for criticism like this.
The preceding post was written on an Apple computer. So there.
Thanks to Uncle Paul for sending this my way.