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On Friday, another claim was filed over Apple for conspiring with publishes to fix E-Book prices. This time Cupertino company is believed to owe American E-Book customers at least $280 million in damages. Steve Berman, who is the attorney representing the consumers, states that due to the conspiracy E-Books prices rose 18.1 percent, which lead to $280 million in damages.
State attorneys general and consumers who sued the world’s most valuable technology company over its e-book pricing are seeking $280 million in damages and want that amount tripled, a lawyer for them said in a filing yesterday with the federal judge in Manhattan who presided over the U.S. case against Apple.
The company from Cupertino is again the leader of the U.S. smartphone market, CIRP reports. Back in Q3 2013, Samsung was a leader with 38% share and Apple was falling behind with 34%. As we can see now, thanks to the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C releases, the guys from Cupertino managed to regain leadership. Take a look at the picture below.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published another Apple’s patent filing that describes a pressure-sensitive touch screen for iPhone or iPad. The company from Cupertino suggests to use several sensors to detect the level of pressure user applies to the display. Such sensors can be used as a secondary mode of input.
Apple may soon start working on a brand new MacBook. This laptop is expected to get a two-sided display with the touch input means on the lid, moreover, one of the screens will serve as a solar power supply. And what’s most important about such form factor is that it is patented.
Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn (or Hon Hai) - is said to be planning to build a manufacturing facility in the United States. The would-be factory will produce LCD-panels for Apple’s gadgets, Chairman Terry Gou claims.
It’s Sunday today, so I’ve decided to gather some of the most interesting stories of the past 7 days and bring them to you in this post.
This week’s top stories deal with jailbreak, Apple’s new iPhone 6 that is expected to be launched in 2014 and the purported iWatch release. You can take a look at the most interesting articles below.
Apple did not violate Motorola’s push notifications patent. Well, at least this is what The U.S. Court of Appeals says. Such a decision upholds the International Trade Commission verdict - back in April, this organization also concluded that the company from Cupertino was not guilty.
Although the PC market both in the United States and all over the world is slowly but surely declining, Mac sales continue to grow. At least in America. According to the latest estimates from Gartner, Apple’s market share in the USA in the last quarter of 2013 increased to 13.7%.
The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.
Samsung will reportedly hire Apple’s former senior store designer to work on company’s new retail locations’ look. The South Korean company is currently planning to open as many as 1,500 new stores, "Samsung Experience Shops," in the United States.
A 15-year-old Pegatron worker, who falsified documents to get the job, was found dead in October. The company from Cupertino began the investigation and found out that this incident hadn’t been connected with his work at the factory, Reuters reports.
Apple on Monday confirmed that it will be participating in the so-called "Hour of Code", a campaign aimed to engage students in computer programming. The event will take place in U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, starting 5:00 PM. Those who want to come and learn something new should hurry up and make a reservation since the quantity of students for each workshop is limited.
Curved displays are the future. Well, this is what Samsung, LG and a number of other companies want us to believe. Back in October, Samsung announced the first smartphone ever with curved display and LG promised to release a curved OLED television.
The company from Cupertino couldn’t stand aside, so it came up with a patent for its own curved screen for smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This patent was granted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.
Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.