U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".
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iPad mini with Retina display is finally on sale. One can purchase Apple’s new 7.9-inch tablet via Online Apple Store right now. Today’s release is a big surprise as the company from Cupertino hasn’t previously announced the exact launch date. All we knew was that the second-gen iPad mini will hit stores “in November” - nothing more.
More people have changed their Android smartphone for iPhone this year than in 2012, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports. For more details - take a look at the chart below and read this article up to the end.
Apple Store sales fall because of third-party resellers, analysts say. Although the number of iPhones, iPads and other Apple gadgets sold grows from year to year, these devices are most often purchased via non-Apple outlets.
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently filed a patent for "Network access using short-range connectability". The company from Cupertino suggests a new technology that makes it possible to connect two devices using low-power communications, such as Bluetooth, for instance.
According to the latest rumors, Apple is now working on brand new iPhones with curved glass screen covers, large displays and sensors that are capable of determining how much pressure is applied to touch screen. Sources claim we shall see another two iPhone versions is 2014, however, this information is unconfirmed.
Judge Paul S. Grewal has ordered Samsung to explain why it should not be sanctioned for leaking Apple’s secret documents. Earlier this month, South-Korean company executives somehow discovered the details of the confidential Nokia-Apple patent license. It goes without saying that Apple appealed to the court in order to request sanctions against Samsung.
The company from Cupertino has recently signed a deal with GT Advanced Technologies - an American sapphire material manufacturer that is expected to supply Apple with components for iPhone and iPad. Some sources even claim that sapphire will be used in production of the long-expected iWatch, however, these rumors are still unconfirmed.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as predicted, attract fewer early upgraders in comparison with the last-year iPhone 5 and previous models. What that means is that people owning an iPhone 5 are unlikely to change it for 5s or 5c. And that makes sense, I guess.
Apple, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco and Google, showed interest in acquiring parts of BlackBerry Ltd,
According to Asian sources, Apple’s second-gen iPad mini has a faulty screen. LCD panels manufactured by Sharp have some burn-in issues and this is probably one of the main reasons for a delayed launch date.
A large number of Apple’s Retail Stores around the world will be closed a few hours earlier next weekend - on November 17th and November 18th.