Bloomberg reported on Thursday that a trio of panel judges with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have found that two patents Smartflash used to obtain a $532.9 million patent verdict rendered in February 2015 against Apple shouldn’t have been issued at all.
Some users may be experiencing issues with some of Apple’s cloud related services, including the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Apple TV App Store, iCLoud Backup, iTunes in the Cloud, and more.
Apple on Thursday launched its annual “Back to School” promotion in the U.S . and Canada. This year, the promotion offers a free pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones to qualifying students, parents of students, educators, and select others that purchase an eligible Mac with education pricing.
Apple earlier this week released the first preview branch of Swift 3.0, the major update to their Swift programming language. The official release of the new version of Apple’s open source language is expected late this year.
IHS Technology analyst Kevin Wang has posted on Chinese social media that company supply chain research indicates Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will boast 32GB storage in its base model.
Apple and Broadcom are facing a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology over alleged infringement of a number of its Wi-Fi related patents.
The Indian government on Monday held a press conference to make sure the word got out that they will not allow Apple to sell refurbished devices in India. They had already rejected a request to open Apple retail stores in the region.
CNET offers more information Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo competitor, saying it could boast a built-in camera with facial recognition capabilities, and will be “self-aware.”
Reuters reports that support for a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a “backdoor” to a user’s encrypted communications and electronic devices – such as the iPhone – has waned, and the encryption legislation looks to be dead, at least for now.
Shares of Apple stock have gotten a very nice 9% boost in the wake of Warren Buffet’s reveal of his $1.2 billion stake in the iPhone maker on May 16.
Apple representatives spent time fielding questions from Galway, Ireland residents on Tuesday, over the locals concerns over the energy consumption of a planned data center there.
A Thursday report from The Financial Times indicates Apple considered a buyout of Time Warner late last year. Apple executive Eddy Cue first raised the possibility during a meeting with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson.
Apple has released a new version of the Safari Technology Preview. The experimental browser, which first debuted on March 30 offers users the ability to test features that may eventually be included in the release version of the Safari web browser.
A new report indicates Apple has been in talks with companies with experience in building vehicle charging stations, and is also hiring engineers with expertise in that area.
Apple’s main production partner, Foxconn, has reportedly replaced 60,000 workers with robots at its factory located in Kunshan, China.
India’s finance minister has reportedly shot down any remaining hope Apple may have had for opening retail stores in the country, as he is said to have ratified a ruling that Apple must follow local sourcing rules.