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iPhone 6 will be 'thinnest ever' Apple phone: Report

iPhone 6 will be 'thinnest ever' Apple phone: ReportWashington, July 18 : A report reveals that the iPhone 6 would be the thinnest ever iPhone with a 2mm thick battery.

Taiwan-based Digitimes on Wednesday said that the battery in the next-generation iPhone has a thickness of only 2 millimeters versus 3 mm for the iPhone 5 series battery, CNET reported.

The report backs other rumors of Apple' focus on the 'thinnest' iPhone 6.

The Digitimes report supports earlier reports, which claimed the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, would have 2 mm-thick battery, the report added. (ANI)

Apple iPhone 5s is 'best-selling' smarphone, leaving Galaxy S5 behind: Report

Apple-iPhone-5sWashington, July 18 : A new report revealed that Apple iPhone 5s is the best selling phone in the world, selling 7 million units in May.

Market researcher Counterpart surveyed 35 countries and revealed that Smsung's Galaxy S5 has failed to bring down Apple's flagship smartphone.

However, Samsung S5 stood 2nd with selling 5 million units.

Blackberry stock plunges after Apple and IBM collaboration

BlackberryWashington, July 17 : Blackberry's stock dipped by almost 10 percent following announcement of Apple's collaboration with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to offer special iPads and iPhones to customers.

The partnership of Apple and IBM has raised many questions. Some analysts had asked whether Apple and IBM might take over Blackberry's already loose grip in the tech market.

This deal would result negatively for Blackberry as it tried to influence the business market, reports the Mashable.

Apple to pay 450 million dollars in U.S. e-book lawsuit

AppleWashington, July 17 : Apple will pay an amount of 450 million dollars as a result of a U. S. lawsuit against it that said that the company had increased the price of e-books.

An amount of 400 dollars could go back to the consumers, said reports.

New York Attorney General Schneiderman said that even the biggest companies had to follow the same rules as others, reports the Verge.

He further said that they would work to ensure that no company got involved in unfair means and that no company was above law.

Apple joins hands with IBM to conquer enterprise market

Apple and IBMWashington, July 16 - Tech giants Apple and IBM have announced their partnership which would combine their respective strengths and aggressively tackle the enterprise market.

The companies describe the move as a landmark partnership which would change the way work is done, the partnership will address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change, the verge reported.

Apple holds back iWatch release till November

Apple-iWatchWashington, July 12 : Apple iWatch is not likely to enter the market until November, revealed a report.

Earlier, it was rumored that the much-awaited gadget would probably see an early launch but a report said that the launch date has been deferred owing to both hardware and software related complications.

According to the Mashable, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has confirmed the delay and said that the estimated time of iWatch mass production has been extended from late September to the middle or end of November.

Samsung's new ad mocks Apple's battery backup

Samsung-AppleWashington, July 4 : Tech giant Samsung has released their new advertisement in which they are mocking iPhone users of being 'wall huggers' because their batteries are always at the lower end.

The ad shows people at airport, sitting on the floor with their chargers plugged in. While other Samsung users are watching videos, taking pictures from their Galaxy S5, CNET reports.

The ad also features the new changeable batteries in the Galaxy S5, and shows a battery backup of a day in one's S5.

Apple strengthens iCloud security with 2 step verification

Apple strengthens iCloud security with 2 step verificationWashington, July 4 - Apple has introduced two-step verification to its cloud storage system iCloud, which adds an extra layer of security to users Apple ID.

Apple's iCloud is the cloud-based service for storing and syncing mail, photos, contacts and other account information among devices, which remains on internet and can be accessed from anywhere. The service also lets users locate, erase, and ring their registered devices.

Apple reaches settlement in e-book price-fixing dispute

AppleLondon, June 19 : Apple has decided to go for an out-of-court settlement in an e-book price-fixing case.

The iPhone maker reached an out-of-court settlement in a case in which it was being sued by consumers, who overpaid for e-books due to price-fixing between the tech giant and publishers, the BBC reports.

According to a court document filed in New York , the company has reached a "binding agreement" with consumers.

While the company is yet to reveal the amount of compensation, the litigants were thought to have been seeking up to 840million dollars (495m pounds), the report said. (ANI)

Apple avoids $840M claim, settling issue out of court

AppleWashington, June 17 : The iPhone maker, Apple has reportedly agreed to settle out of court with consumers who claimed that the company is conspiring to raise the price of e-books.

Attorney Steve Berman, who represented the plaintiffs, had argued that Apple should pay $840 million, or triple the amount he estimated the company gained from hiking ebook prices. The trial was set to go to court next month, The Verge reported.

However the terms of the settlement have not been made public.

The US Department of Justice sued Apple and five other publishers in April 2012, accusing them of working together illegally to raise e-book prices.

Apple splits shares to make them 'affordable'

Apple splits shares to make them 'affordable'Washington, June 7 : Apple is reportedly splitting its shares which will reduce the share price from 647.50 dollars per share to 92.50 dollars per share.

Existing owners will be provided seven shares of Apple for each one they own, which means their investment or market value of share will remain as it is, CNN reported.

Companies with share value of more than 100 dollars often split their prices to attract more of individual investors, which might be the reason behind the split.

Now, the company has made its shares somewhat ' affordable' but not ' cheap er'. (ANI)

Apple users can now respond to notifications without switching apps

Apple users can now respond to notifications without switching appsWashington, June 3 : Apple has reportedly introduced 'actionable notifications' which would allow users to respond to notifications without even switching apps, in its Worldwide Developers Conference.

The new feature would allow users to tap or drag down on a banner or lockscreen alert, and users can type a reply, confirm a contact request, Like or comment on a Facebook photo one is tagged in, and more without switching apps, The Verge reported.

Apple showcased the new feature in its Worldwide Developers Conference.

Is Sep 19 your date with iPhone 6?

iPhone-6New York, May 28 : If we believe a German phone firm Deutsche Telekom, your date with Apple's iPhone 6 is Sep 19 this year.

“The date is consistent with Apple's recent launches, making it likely an educated guess,” a report on apfelpage. de website claimed.

Apple generally launches its new iPhone models Fridays, and Sep 19 does fall on a Friday this year.

Apple made the iPhone 5 available Sep 21, 2012.

The new handset is believed to have a larger 4.7 inch screen, with a second version boasting a 5.5inch screen.

Apple to seek more compensation for higher damages from Samsung

apple-samsungWashington, May 25 : Apple is set to sue Samsung for higher damages for the latest patent fight between the two companies.

The Cupertino-based company that was reportedly awarded with 19.6 million dollars as compensation from Samsung has been looking to get the number revised to 2.191 billion dollars.

According to The Verge, Apple filed documents in court to seek a permanent injunction against a number of older Samsung phones such as Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 etc.  However, the newer devices were not filed in the latest lawsuit between the two companies.

Apple, Google settle impending Motorola Mobility lawsuit

apple-googleWashington, May 18 : Smartphone companies Apple and Google have finally settled their long impending Motorola Mobility lawsuit against each other.

The two companies revealed in their joint statement that although they would dissolve all existing lawsuits and work together in a patent reform, they would not agree to any cross-licensing patent agreement that would indicate 'larger' peace between them.

According to the Verge, the battle involved Apple and several other Android companies when it got heightened with Google claiming to buy Motorola Mobility for 12.5 million dollars in 2011.

Apple faced more patent lawsuits than any other company in 2013: Report

AppleWashington, May 18 : Apple faced more patent lawsuits than any other corporation in the United States in 2013.

The tech-giant, which has been the highest-ranked tech company in the Fortune 500, received 59 patent lawsuits last year.

According to Mashable, a report by Lex Machina, a legal-analytics company in Menlo Park, California revealed that the number is nine more than the next company, Amazon,

The top 10 most-sued companies for patents are tech giants, Lex Machina reported.

AT and T, Google and HTC are next on the patent lawsuit rankings after Apple and Amazon.

Apple may sign Kobe Bryant as spokesman

Kobe-BryantWashington, May 17 : The latest in the rumour mill suggests that Apple may be planning to make Kobe Bryant as its spokesman.

According to CNET, A man with a remarkable resemblance to Los Angeles Lakers star player Kobe Bryant was secretly photographed on a visit to Apple's Cupertino campus.

Bryant is also rumoured to have met with the company's design chief, Jony Ive, and his team.

Meanwhile, the report adds that Bryant may be courted by Apple to endorse its supposed steps into wearable tech. (ANI)

Apple planning early August launch for iPhone 6

iPhone-6Johannesburg, May 10 : Apple is reportedly planning an early launch for its much anticipated iPhone 6.

According to News 24, Apple plans to release its new iPhone in August, a month earlier than expected, after sales were hit by new big-screen models from its rivals, a major Taiwanese newspaper reported on Friday, citing supply chain sources.

The iphone maker has asked Taiwanese electronics contract makers including Foxconn and Pegatron to start their assembly lines for the new handsets likely around late June, the report adds. (ANI)

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m for infringing patents

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m for infringing patentsLondon, May 3 - A US court has ordered Samsung to pay 119.6 million dollars to Apple for infringing two of their patents.

According to The BBC, the amount is less than 10 percent of what Apple requested and probably doesn't surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating the case.

However, the court also ruled that Apple too infringed Samsung's patents and awarded 158,000 dollars in damages, the report added.

iPhone sales surge but Android still dominates

Android-vs-iPhoneWashington, Apr 29 : Apple's iPhone has reportedly gained some share in the smartphone market but Android still prevails the chart.

Q1 of 2014 has brought some good news for Apple iPhone as it enjoys higher sales in several countries.

According to CNET, Apple's share in Japanese market has surpassed Android with a massive 57.6 percent share, leaving Android behind at 41.5 percent.

However, Android still enjoys a greater share globally, especially in Europe where Android stands at 70.7 percent, leaving iPhone with a mere 19.2 percent, the report added. (ANI)

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