A second patent infringement court battle is set to begin between Apple and Samsung on March 31, 2014. In September 2013, Judge Lucy Koh ordered both companies to narrow the scope of their ongoing legal spat by dropping one patent each from the trial.
The fall 2013 debut of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display looks to have helped Apple’s tablets achieve double-digit year-over-year gains during the holiday shopping season.
By now, most of us have seen Apple’s new “Your Verse” ad for the iPad. But does the commercial truly reflect how the iPad is used?
Following a heavy snowstorm in New York City, clean up crews began clearing snow with the help of snowblowers. Sadly, one of the crews cleaning away the winter storm leavings reportedly shattered one of the fifteen glass panels that make up the Fifth Avenue Apple Store’s 32-foot glass cube.
Today we’ve got some screenshots from iOS 7.1 Beta 4, Beats debuts their pay for play Internet radio service, very cool social app “Hang w/” reaches one million downloads, Apple gets out from under their e-book antitrust monitor for awhile, and much more in the MacTrast News Digest for Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
While smartphone markets in many countries are showing signs of slowing growth as the markets mature, China posted 79% growth in high-speed subscribers in the year 2013, with a total of 417 million users.
Apple executive Phil Schiller stirred things up last year by tweeting a link to a research report showing significant growth in mobile malware, most of which was showing up on the Android platform. He’s at it again today, tweeting a link to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report.
Apple has announced the expanded availability of its iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager, two education-oriented products from the company. The products are entering new markets, including Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
Apple slipped behind Sony, Samsung, and Microsoft in Forrester Research’s 2014 customer experience survey. This marks the first time Apple has been rated behind its rivals in the three years the survey has been conducted.
Apple received some good news, as a federal appeals court granted the company a brief reprieve from the external e-books antitrust monitor imposed upon it as part of its antitrust case loss last year.
We’ve got passwords, Nintendo, iOS 7.1 betas, holiday iPad news, and most importantly, a Radio Shack newspaper ad from 1991!
Apple has seen its iPad Average Selling Price consistently drop over the past three years, so they are surely welcoming a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that shows both the iPad mini and full-size iPad Air making significant percentage gains in Apple’s iPad numbers.
Apple is reportedly requiring that an anti-cloning provision be included in any patent settlement deal it makes with Samsung.
The Parliament of Kenya has announced it is set to spend nearly $350,000 on the purchase of approximately 450 iPads, which will be used by representatives and staff in the East African nation’s National Assembly and Senate.
Apple Reportedly Readying iOS 7.1 Beta 4 Release to Developers As Soon as Tuesday (UPDATED: It’s Out!)
A Monday report from BGR says Apple may be close to releasing iOS 7.1 Beta 4 to developers, perhaps as soon as Tuesday. The new beta is reportedly already in the hands of testing partners.
Apple is set to announce its quarterly earnings for fiscal Q1 2014 on January 27, 2014, so that means it’s the silly season for analysts to come out with their predictions about how many iPhones Apple sold last quarter.