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October 24th, 2012

Apple Launches iPad Mini, Updates iPad with A6X Processor

After months of speculation, Apple has launched their answer to Google’s Nexus 7.  Called the iPad Mini, it boasts a 7.9 inch screen and retail prices will start at $329.   In a presentation that included a number of surprises alongside plenty of chest thumping, self-aggrandizing and at least 23 uses of the words “amazing” or [...]

October 23rd, 2012

Apple Refreshes 13” MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac

On the eve of Microsoft’s Windows’s 8 launch, Apple has unveiled a series of major refinements and updates to some of their most popular products. Today, Apple pulled a rabbit out of their hats.  What was initially expected to be a simple iPad Mini unveiling turned into almost complete refresh of their product lineup with [...]

September 12th, 2012

With the iPhone 5, Apple Proves its Future is in Incrementalism

A company that once dominated the smartphone marketplace with breathtaking revolutions in user interface paradigms and industrial design proved Tuesday morning it has now been consigned to 24-month cycle of evolutionary incrementalism. The launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 had as much splash of events of yore, except for the fact that it was missing one [...]

August 30th, 2012

What will be Microsoft’s Play in the Shadow of Apple v. Samsung?

Not quite a week after the Apple v. Samsung trial concluded in Apple’s favour, Samsung introduced on Wednesday the Ativ S — the world’s first Windows 8 Phone device — leaving many in the technology punditocracy wondering how Microsoft will exploit the uncertainty in the aftermath of the trial. In a post Apple v. Samsung [...]

July 19th, 2012

Former AMD Engineer Turns Up at Apple

According to a Linkedin profile update first noticed by Semi Accurate, former AMD system engineer John Bruno — who is seen to be one of the ‘fathers’ of Trinity — has turned up at Apple. Mr. Bruno joined AMD when it acquired graphics manufacturer ATI, but was laid off in November 2011 as part of [...]

July 19th, 2012

Apple Appealing Court Ordered Samsung Apology Ad

Apple says it will appeal an order from a U.K court that it must publish an ‘apology’ ad to Samsung on its website and major publications stating that Samsung did not copy Apple’s design with its Galaxy series of tablets. According to Bloomberg, Judge Colin Birss of the U.K’s High Court ordered Apple to post [...]

July 9th, 2012

Having Resolved its Case With ProView, Apple Faces Another Lawsuit in China

Having only just resolved an intellectual property case in the country earlier this month, Apple finds itself in hot water again in China over an allegations that its Siri personal assistant software violates the patents of a Chinese software developer. Zhi Zhen Internet Technology, a Shanghai-based software developer, alleges that Apple’s Siri — which launched [...]

July 6th, 2012

Does This New Apple Patent Put PC OEMs in Trouble?

The intellectual property office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is cautioning PC OEMs in the country that a new Apple patent may expose manufactures that produce ultrabooks to patent litigation in the United States. The patent, seen below, is for the latest refresh of the Macbook Air. Upon cursory inspection of the diagram and [...]

June 27th, 2012

Court Injunction Bans the Sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in U.S

In an unexpected turn of events a judge in California has sided with Apple in its ongoing patent war against Samsung, granting an injunction to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in the United States. The ruling, handed down late Tuesday in San Jose by U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh, prohibits Samsung from [...]

May 9th, 2012

Examining Apple’s Trade Dress Infringement Claims

Yesterday, in the patent-war equivalent of START I, Samsung and Apple agreed to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of infringement claims each party had against the other. Despite this ‘arms reduction’ the court case will likely proceed with a certain tenacity on Apple’s part, as the company has been recently [...]