The lawsuits continue to pile up, as Wednesday Samsung announced that it had filed another patent infringement lawsuit claim in South Korea, accusing Apple’s devices, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, of infringing on three patents.
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Reports published after the launch of Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS noted that the mapping integrated into the software was not Google based. It was speculated then that perhaps iPhoto used an in-house iOS map product that Apple has been working on. This turns out not to be the case.
Just as expected, demand for the new iPad appears to be strong. Apple’s pre-order page now lists both the white 16GB and 64 GB AT&T LTE models as having a delivery date of March 19th.
The Apple Keynote just ended, and some great new products and some fascinating facts and figures were shared along the way. We thought we’d share them with you.
Apple partner Liquidmetal Technologies, maker of a unique metal alloy, announced on Wednesday it has begun shipping commercial parts to “several” customers, but declined to name any specifically.
Reports are being published that Apple’s new iPad 3 might include a new “Feel Screen” technology. Senseg, the company that develops panels based on haptic display technology has hinted that the new iPad might include their “feel screens”.
9to5Mac reports that Apple’s latest move in its legal crusade against Android involves getting a court order to force Google, the maker of Android software, to produce documents detailing the Android roadmap and its proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola Mobility.
Electronista reports that the Apple TV appears to be almost entirely sold out, both online and from retail vendors. Only a handful of flagship sized Apple Stores still have any in stock.
Verizon Wireless has posted a teaser page on their website. It reads: “Something is coming. be among the first to hear the news.”
United States Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that apps on the iOS and Android devices steal private photos and contacts and post them without prior consent.
On Friday, Apple published the results of a study they had commissioned saying that it had “created or supported” 514,000 American jobs. The accuracy of the Apple jobs claim may be debated by economists for years.
It seems Siri never runs out of things to say. Unless she doesn’t understand you, or you ask her something she’s been programmed to ignore.
The city of Vancouver. WA, whose City Council switched to using Apple’s iPad for meetings in January, has reported substantial savings since switching, and expects to save a much as 50,000 pages of printing per year.
Apple and Samsung both took hits in their patent infringement lawsuits against one another in a German court on Friday. The judge threw out a 3G/UMTS related Samsung filed suit, while Apple lost out on one of its “swipe-to-unlock” patent cases.
Apple is pushing forward with plans to launch a streaming television service by December, but is making little headway in negotiations with content providers. Reports are saying that while Apple still has ambitions to be big in TV, the media companies aren’t quite ready to play along.
Digitimes is reporting a rumor that makers in Apple’s supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85 inch iPads for verification. According to industry sources, volume production could begin in the 3rd quarter of 2012 at the earliest.