Joe Mullin, Ars Technica:
Recent public comments by Apple show that the Cupertino gadget company has reason to believe it’s the most popular target of so-called “patent trolls,” companies whose only business is suing over patents.
"No firm has been targeted by PAEs more than Apple," wrote Apple in public comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission. “Apple has litigated against PAEs 92 times in the past three years alone and has received many more demands.”
Apple’s most recent filings, at the FTC and in Supreme Court amicus briefs, are unusual in the amount of detail they offer about the particulars of its patent battles. The statistical information it revealed comes from internal Apple legal information as well as a study that Apple commissioned conducted by PatentFreedom, a defense-oriented patent consultancy.
On January 24, 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh. And with it a promise that the power of technology, put in the hands of everyone, could change the world. On January 24, 2014, we sent 15 camera crews all over the world to show how that promise has become a reality.From sunrise in Melbourne to nightfall in Los Angeles, they documented people doing amazing things with Apple products. They shot over 70 hours of footage — all with the iPhone 5s.
Apple has put up a number of different posters on their Cupertino campus which list the names of every employee that has worked for Apple in its history. The posters coincide with Apple’s celebration of the Mac’s 30th birthday.
On January 24, 1984, Macintosh put the creative power of technology in everyoneâs hands. Explore the 30 years of innovation that have followed.
Another well-done video and website to recognize how Apple has change the world - so far - with Mac.
Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer, among others, will reveal the success of the initial iPad Air launch and Retina iPad Mini, as well as iPhone 5S and 5C sales through the holiday season. In last year’s final quarter earnings call, Apple’s provided guided revenue between $55–58 billion and gross margin between 36.5-37.5%.
It’s important to note that if the company meets just the lower end of their guidance, it will be the strongest fiscal quarter in Apple’s history.
China Mobile signed a long-awaited deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, an arrangement that would give the U.S. technology giant a big boost in the world’s largest mobile market.
The deal has been in the works for more several months, beginning with Tim Cook’s public visit to the nation almost a year ago. The deal will bring the Apple’s cellular lineup to China’s largest carrier.
The news comes as an added bonus to Carl Icahn’s shareholder filing which aims to deliver more of Apple’s $100 billion stockpile to investors.
The potential deal with Time Warner Cable shows Apple working within the existing pay-TV business model, rather than directly offering live TV programming. Media companies that own television shows and movies have been reluctant to sell content directly to online services because it could harm sales from cable and satellite operators.
Apple continues to fight for consumers’ right to choose what they pay for.
Rene Ritchie rounds up the best suggestions and modifications to Apple’s radically new iOS 7 UI.
Some designers are saying that the new look is “over the top.” The same thing was said about Aqua over a decade ago. And in succeeding years, that original UI has continuously been refined to what we see today.
— Craig Hockenberry