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Samsung's tablets returned after buyers realized they weren't iPads





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In the legal fight between Apple and Samsung, Best Buy told that it was processing Galaxy Tab returns from unhappy customers who thought they were getting an iPad. To prove its words, Best Buy submitted to the court the emails, internal memos and other evidence documents.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 21:04

Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents



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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

Apple vs. Samsung Court Documents Reveal Early iPad And iPhone Prototypes



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Today The Verge reported that Apple vs. Samsung court documents revealed a number of images of early iPad and iPhone prototypes.

Among the prototypes are Sony-inspired iPhone design, an eight-sided iPhone design with diagonal corners and a prototype with the same aluminum-based design as the iPod Mini. The Verge reports:


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 13:46

iPad's Share of Tablet Market Hits 68% in 2Q 2012



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Apple announced that 17 million iPads were sold during the second calendar quarter of 2012. A research firm Strategy Analytics claims that Apple captured 68.3% of the global tablet market comparing with 62% in the year-ago quarter. That is the company's highest share in nearly two years.

Apple shipped a robust 17.0 million iPads worldwide and maintained its strong market leadership with 68 percent share during the second quarter of 2012. Apple continued to shrug off the much-hyped threat from Android and the iPad’s global tablet share is at its highest level since Q3 2010. [...]


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 22:59

UK Judge Ruled Apple Must Publicly State Samsung Didn’t Copy iPad



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Bloomberg reports that UK judge Colin Briss has ordered Apple to publicly state in British newspapers and on its UK website that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad design with its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The notice should be posted on the company’s UK website for six months. Previously the UK court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab didn’t copy iPad design, with the judge noting that the Galaxy Tab is “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet.


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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. 23:58

Photos Of Earliest iPad Prototype Surfaced In Ongoing Patent Dispute



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Network World’s iOnApple issued a report on a recently-revealed deposition that was given by Apple’s head of design Jonathan Ive in the patent dispute between Samsung and Apple. During the deposition, Ive was shown photos of the earliest iPad mockups, which apparently were taken at some point between 2002 and 2004. From Jonathan Ive’s testimony:

“My recollection of first seeing it is very hazy, but it was, I'm guessing, sometime between 2002 and 2004, some but it was I remember seeing this and perhaps models similar to this when we were first exploring tablet designs that ultimately became the iPad”.


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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. 20:17

What if we combine the iPhone 5 with the Galaxy S III?



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Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5 are probably the best two and most highly-anticipated smartphones releases of 2012. The S III just recently starting hitting retail stores, and Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone later this fall, in October.

Choosing between the two is indeed a tough choice for many consumers. Both handsets will obviously have their benefits. But what if you didn't have to choose? What if you could have the best of both worlds? Techradar brought us another interesting concept called iSung Galaxy V.

It is a mashup of an iPhone 5, based on recent rumors, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The handset features big screen, iOS, cameras, NFC, Samsung’s Ultra-Shutter tech, and even a memory card slot.

Take a look at the video:


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Thursday, July 12th, 2012. 16:19

Top 5 customer complaints about smartphones: Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve



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FixYa, an online tech support community, released an interesting report regarding the top 5 most commonly reported issues in some of today’s most popular smartphones.

The data comes from more than 25 million users and 650000 experts. And the report covers top handsets like the Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4s, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve. Let's take a look at the results:

As far as the iPhone 4S goes, the top 5 most reported issues are:

  • Battery Life – 45%
  • Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi – 20%
  • Bluetooth Connection – 15%
  • Siri Complaints – 10%
  • Other – 10%


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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. 19:05

Apple Places 55th on Fortune Top 500



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Apple has placed 55th on Fortune's Global 500 Top Companies, an annual list of the world's biggest corporations. Apple moved up the list from 111th place last year. Samsung placed 20th. Top 3 are Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Walmart.

Here is the full list:


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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 20:38

Apple's next iPhone to feature quad-core processor



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This week DigiTimes’s industry sources from the Far East provided more information about the next-generation iPhone’ processor. As reported, the new iPhone would feature a quad-core ARM processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 architecture. The sources did not presented any further details.

Last year’s iPhone 4S feature a custom dual-core processor clocked at 800 megahertz, dubbed by Apple the “A5”. The chip was first introduced in the iPad 2. This year’s iPad couldn’t boast of the updated processor model, dubbed the "A5X," but it is sooner a slightly revised version of the A5.


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Google And Samsung Plan To Join Their Efforts In Legal Battle Against Apple



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It’s no secret that Apple aggressively attacks any company involved with mobile OS Android, including filing lots of patent suits against such companies as Samsung and HTC. One of the biggest victories for Apple came last week as the company won preliminary injunctions against Galaxy Nexus and  Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Monday, July 2nd, 2012. 23:14

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against U.S. Sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus



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Just several days after Apple won a preliminary injunction prohibiting U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab tablet, news agency Reuters reports that on Friday the same judge has granted a preliminary injunction that would ban sales of another Samsung’s product, Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Judge Koh said in her ruling:

"Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products".

The new injunction is much more important victory for Apple than the injunction against Galaxy Tab sales, as evidenced by the bond in the amount of $95 million that Apple posted in order for decision to come into effect. The bond money would be paid to Samsung should the injunction be overturned by the court later.




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Saturday, June 30th, 2012. 12:14

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Banning Sales Of Samsung Galaxy Tab In U.S.



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According to AllThingsD and Reuters, Lucy Koh, U.S. District Judge, issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting sales of Galaxy Tab tablets in the United States.

This is the latest ruling in the ongoing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple. In the court Apple had accused Samsung of blatantly copying the design of iPhone and iPad and has previously won injunctions against the sale of Galaxy Tab tablet in other countries. Koh wrote in the order:


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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 12:20

iPhone 5 will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame, says Foxconn CEO



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Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou of Foxconn told its stockholders during the annual meeting on Monday to disregard Samsung's recently-released Galaxy S III smartphone and wait for the upcoming iPhone 5 instead, mentioning a number of strategies that will allow the company to "beat" Samsung within the next three to five years.


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Thursday, June 21st, 2012. 13:02

Foxconn may buy more Sharp shares, fueling Apple television rumors



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Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou revealed at his company's annual meeting on Monday that the company is now in talks with Sharp to buy more their shares. Foxconn is Apple's primary manufacturing partner, responsible for assembling devices like the iPhone, iPad and Macs. And Sharp is already a major display supplier for Apple, including Retina displays for the new iPad. That is why it’s not surprisingly that these rumors once again revive speculation that their alliance could play a key role in Apple's rumored television set.


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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. 13:26