Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for selling details of upcoming Apple products to Asian manufacturers.
Friday saw one of the two named plaintiffs in the class-action suit covering Apple’s FairPlay DRM being withdrawn from the case by their attorneys. It’s possible that neither of the two named plaintiffs in the case are actually members of the class they represent.
Eddy Cue took the stand on Thursday in the ongoing class-action suit alleging Apple is guilty of attempting to lock other companies out of their iPod music players, while locking users into their iPod/iTunes ecosystem. Cue testified about Apple’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) policies.
Apple has activated ten holiday-themed radio stations on their iTunes Radio music streaming service. The station offers everything from seasonal classics, to rock-themed, to swing flavored holiday songs.
The Times of India is reporting that Apple has tentatively agreed to a proposed retailer expansion in India that will see the addition of 500 reseller retail locations in underserved areas of the country.
The class-action suit against Apple for allegedly locking users’ iPods to their iTunes music ecosystem may thrown out due to a lack of plaintiffs.
Apple has seeded the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 (build 14C78c) to developers. The second seed comes two weeks after the first beta of the update.
Lawyers for Samsung appeared before a U.S. Appeals Court on Thursday to argue for a reversal of the “absurd” $930 million patent infringement judgement awarded to Apple earlier this year.
Apple will once again join in Code.org’s “Hour of Code” campaign, designed to teach students computer programming. The company will begin hosting free one-hour introduction on the basics of programming seminars at various Apple Stores, beginning December 11.
Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of “The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History” came out this week, and as a part of highlighting Apple’s #10 ranking in the list, the magazine had a short talk with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about Apple’s early days, the garage myth, and Steve Jobs’ mindset in the early days of the company.
Apple has announced a special live music event for Thursday, featuring Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump. Stump will perform and talk about Apple’s GarageBand app as a part of the company’s Apps for (RED) AIDS initiative.
As the Apple iTunes/iPod antitrust case continued in court on Wednesday, plaintiffs’ lawyers made the charge that Apple quietly deleted songs that were not purchased via the iTunes Music Store from users’ iPods.
New corporate tax measure in the UK, aimed at companies that make profits in the UK and then shift them overseas to avoid higher UK taxes, could impact companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon.
Apple’s appeal for the Australian trademark for the name “App Store” was denied by a court on Wednesday. Apple was seeking a reversal of an earlier ruling that found “app store” wasn’t available for trademark, because the term is too descriptive.
The decade-old class-action lawsuit brought against Apple by iPod owners angry that they were locked into the iTunes ecosystem is finally underway in a California courtroom, and emails between Apple executives, and a videotaped deposition of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are the focus of the early proceedings.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with at least one U.S. senator during his trip to Washington D.C. earlier this week. The Hill reports Cook had a chat with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force.