This law suit business with Apple and Samsung is dominating the news — everyone’s out to get the iPad !! Here are the best tidbits …
* Top secret iPad, iPhone prototypes revealed in court documents
* What to Expect From Apple in the Second Half of 2012
* Apple v Samsung: Can Look and Feel Be Patented?
* Apple’s iPad Mini ‘to debut in November 2012′
* Apple’s Authentec Buy Hints At Secure iPad
* 3 Reasons to Still Believe in the iPad
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Apple v Samsung: Can Look and Feel Be Patented?
Get ready for ‘rubberbanding.’ That’s the way the screen on an iPad or iPhone seems to bounce when you scroll to the bottom of a file — and it’s among the terms jurors must understand as Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. face off in a patent trial this week.
Apple has become the most valuable company by creating products that stand out for design and ease of use, stemming from scores of smaller innovations, such as rubberbanding, rather than epic underlying technology breakthroughs.
Full story : Businessweek
Apple’s iPad Mini ‘to debut in November 2012′
According to speculation this week, the next-generation of the iPhone is expected to arrive at an Apple event on September 12, and then go on sale later in that month.
It was therefore assumed that Apple will use the event to also announce the iPad Mini, the firm’s rumored new tablet with a sub-8-inch screen that would compete with Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. However, iLounge’s sources claim that the iPad Mini will not be ready to ship at the same time as the new iPhone, and so could have its own launch event, possibly in November.
Full story : Digital Spy
What to Expect From Apple in the Second Half of 2012
Apple (NAS: AAPL) has endured a wild ride so far this year. By now you’re probably aware that the tech giant missed analyst estimates on Tuesday, when it reported third-quarter earnings. Shares tumbled more than 5% on the news. However traumatic this may seem for current shareholders (myself included), investors should consider the handful of key growth catalysts in this name before joining the bears in a rush to sell
Tracking where a company has been can offer valuable insights into the future. Now that we’re midway through fiscal 2012, let’s take a closer look at where the Mac maker was six months ago and where it’s headed in the second half of the yea
Full story : DailyFinance
3 Reasons to Still Believe in the iPad
For the first time in a while, Apple came short of Wall Street’s hopes when reporting earnings this week. By some estimates, weaker-than-expected iPad sales were to blame, but other figures show analysts were looking for just 15.7 million tabs sold. The Mac maker moved 17.04 million iPads during its fiscal third quarter.
CEO Tim Cook, for his part, said Apple was “thrilled” with how many iPads it sold. Investors don’t share his enthusiasm; the stock is down more than 4% since Tuesday night’s report. Is that fair? I’m not so sure. Fresh evidence says that iPad competitors aren’t executing as well as they could be
Full story : DailyFinance
Apple’s Authentec Buy Hints At Secure iPad
Apple has agreed to acquire security hardware and software maker Authentec for $356 million in a deal that could pave the way for development of iPads and iPhones with built-in biometric authentication features.
The deal was not publicly announced by either company, but disclosed Thursday by Authentec in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, Authentec will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple, and will continue operations in Melbourne, Fla. under its current name.
Full story : InformationWeek
Top secret iPad, iPhone prototypes revealed in court documents
Early concepts of Apple’s market-leading iProducts revealed as a result of a sprawling legal battle with arch-rival Samsung show wacky ideas — including octagonal shapes, handles and kickstands.
Images revealed by tech news site The Verge, show Apple was intent on pursuing a kickstand for its tablet, with multiple iPad prototypes working through how such a stand would work. Other renderings show a version of the iPad that never was, with molded grips integrated into the frame to make it easier to hold.
Full story : Fox News
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