Nevada's Adaptive Data has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's use of Bluetooth in a manner that infringes this patent troll's acquired patents from Florida's Paradyne Corp.
Back in July we reported on one of Apple's patent applications regarding a new reversible USB Connector which would likely comply with the new USB Type-C standard. A new rumor surfacing yesterday claimed that Apple will be using a single Type-C USB port on their next generation MacBook Air as a means of making the new design much thinner. Apple's new connector is reportedly to replace Apple's Thunderbolt Display port as well as MagSafe. Is the new reversible USB connector stemming from Apple's patent-pending invention the one they'll use for the new MacBook Air or is Apple's radical universal port invention ready for prime time?
In July we reported that the iPhone 5S and 5C were the top selling smartphones in Britain and more surprisingly that iPhone users accounted for close to 50% of the country's web traffic. Today, new data shows that Apple's new iPhone 6 models have boosted iPhone sales to 42.5% of British sales for a 12.2% boost year over year.
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 28 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two main patents. The first covers an active stylus and the second one covers an emergency 911 system. The latter is designed to assist an iPhone user in case of an emergency such as a car accident. The iPhone would be able to call 911 automatically if the car came to an abrupt stop. Apple was also awarded a design patent today for their iTunes icon which credits the late Steve Jobs as one of the inventor/designers. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 28 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. About a year ago Apple acquired BroadMap and today we cover one of their inventions relating to lifestreaming and smart-glasses that could record important events and life's greater moments, naturally. Lifestreaming is also a project that Microsoft is working on. We covered their patent here. In that report we also showed a picture of a pair of real smart-glasses with its circuitry built into the side frames. Microsoft also has a few trademarks related to the project, like this one. Will Apple decide to join the race to this new market segment? Only time will tell.
Back on April 10, 2013 Patently Apple was first to discover and report on Apple's advanced invention for not only flexible displays but also for possible future flexible iPhones and other iDevices. The patent was discovered in Europe. Today, the US Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent for this invention.
Apple has announced that Q1 FY15 Earnings Release is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Apple's conference call to discuss first fiscal quarter results is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.
In October we reported that Amazon Q3 Financials had shown that their newly hyped Fire Phone had gone down in Flames and that it didn't look like it would be any better going into the holiday season. Today we learned that a lot of heads rolled over the disastrous Fire Phone and Echo results - even though Amazon is trying to spin it.
News from CES tells us that HP will be introducing a 27" 5K display this March for a nice economical price that might interest some owning or thinking of buying a Mac Pro. If you don't care about the cool and sexy styling of Apple's Thunderbolt Display, then this just might be right for you, especially if you want a 5K display for work or for playing future video games.
In November we reported that Intel was bringing biometrics to PC's in 2015. In Q4 fingerprint technology could be introduced with Intel's Skylake processor in conjunction with Microsoft's Windows 10. But to kick-off the year, Intel introduced facial recognition software at CES over the weekend.
In November we reported that Foxconn was partnering with Innolux on a new display plant for 2015 for one client exclusively that sources claim is Apple. Today we've learned that the new plant will also manufacture OLED panels in the 2016 or 2017 time frame. The research for the OLED equipment is being handled by Foxconn Japan.
Floridians by the name of Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple for storage capacity misrepresentations and omissions relating to Apple's iOS 8. According to the filing, "iOS 8 uses an unexpectedly large percentage of the storage capacity on 8 GB and 16 GB iPhones, iPads and iPods." While this is an annoyance lawsuit, it's an industry practice that should end – and Apple should lead the way.
T-Mobile's CEO John Legere didn't mince his words about the fabled Bendgate back in October. To him it was all a bunch of Horse sh*t, to mark his words. He's definitely outspoken and an in-your- face type of CEO. Today Legere is stepping up his war cry by calling 2015 as he sees it. He steps on his competitors while talking a little about Apple in between punches.
Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer officially retired earlier this year and so as the year closes out, I thought it would be fun to show you a video that I discovered earlier today on CNNMoney that had me laughing looking back at Ballmer the mad salesman. It shows us his glory days as an enthusiastic young man ranting like a crazed used-car salesman. Off course it made him a billionaire and so he gets the last laugh in the end. But who doesn't want to see a virtual pie thrown at someone's face for being a never ending pain in our side for the longest of time. So on that note, enjoy the video below.