"Terminating the jury's deliberations would render the entire trial a nullity, and cause an extraordinary waste of the court's and Apple's resources in preparing for and conducting the trial," the company's attorneys said in a filing. "Apple would suffer extreme prejudice from having the deliberations aborted, which ultimately would require a … Read more
Target shoppers who buy any model iPad can score a $100 gift card come Black Friday.
The offer is good for all models and variations of the iPad, including the new Air and the iPad 2. Buyers of any iPad Mini will receive a $75 Target gift card.
Other Target Black Friday deals that may interest tech buyers include a Samsung Galaxy S4 for $40 (regularly $200) with the usual two-year agreement, a Nintendo 3DS XL game console for $150 (regularly $200), a Sony Wi-Fi Blu-ray player for $55 (regularly $105), a pair of Beats by Dre Solo HD headphones … Read more
iPad buyers looking to buy the fourth-generation model can score a $75 gift card through Best Buy.
The Best Buy page lists the deal as good for the iPad with Retina Display, which refers to the model released in November 2012. The offer applies to all variations of the fourth-generation iPad and is available both online and at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile retail stores.
China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier, will unveil a new brand partner on December 18.
The carrier made the announcement Thursday but wouldn't say what company would be its latest partner. That hasn't stopped the rumor mill, however, from speculating that Apple will be on stage with the China Mobile team announcing its iPhone is coming to the carrier's network.
Apple has been courting China Mobile for years. The companies have been unable to ink deals for a wide array of reasons, including China Mobile's network limitations and claims that the carrier once wanted … Read more
Although rumor season seems to be winding down, and spending season seems to be winding up, I still managed to find a couple rumors this week.
We'll be off next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so I'll see you back here in a couple weeks. Thanks for watching!
According to court documents, the Patent Office questioned whether Apple patent No. 7,844,915, also known as "pinch to zoom," is a valid patent. The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using several touch points at once for a pinch-to-zoom action.
The Patent Office has been re-examining the claims of the '915 … Read more
The Apple Store app is open for business on iPads.
Released on Wednesday, Apple Store for iPad delivers a full-screen experience for people who want to go Apple picking via their tablets. The app delivers high-resolution images of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple products, and lets you tap, swipe, and pinch to browse and buy Apple products.
A menu at the top displays the product categories. It quickly disappears as you shop the virtual aisles, but you can retrieve the menu easily by swiping down from the top. As with the iPhone app, you can search for specific items, … Read more
Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung's request though the company continued to protest the comments made by Apple attorney Harold McElhinny. Instead, Koh recalled the jury less than half an hour after they were dismissed to begin deliberations. She instructed the jury to not pay attention to where the companies are based, race, and other issues.
"I don't think what occurred rises … Read more
Samsung attorney Bill Price said Apple has tried to show its patents cover all aspects of design and ease of use, preventing companies from making "attractive" devices that are easy to use. However, the patents are limited, he argued, which is why Samsung should only pay Apple $52 million for patent infringement, not the $380 million Apple … Read more
Apple's iPad Mini with Retina Display can't match Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX or the Google Nexus 7 in overall display quality, according to screen tester DisplayMate.
DisplayMate on Tuesday published its findings on the picture quality of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, and Google's Nexus 7. While both Amazon and Google scored high marks in the study, Apple's tablet "comes in with a distant third-place finish."
"Apple was once the leader in mobile displays, unfortunately it has fallen way behind in both Tablets and Smartphones," … Read more