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 attorney Bill Lee said that Samsung's copycat tactics helped it gain significant market share while other rivals struggled. And he said the patent infringement set back Apple.
"Apple can never get back to where it should have been in 2010," Lee said Tuesday during closing arguments in a federal court here.
Samsung attorney Bill Price, meanwhile, argued that Apple deserves only $52 million in additional damages … Read more
Want to get rid of that iPhone you dropped in the bathtub? Apple may now give you something for it.
Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program promises you an Apple Store gift card in exchange for your used iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Mac desktop. You can then use that gift card toward a new Apple device or accessory.
Until Monday, water-damaged devices weren't accepted as trade-ins. But the Reuse and Recycling Program site now asks if the device you wish to send in has been damaged by water. How can you tell?
Most iPhones and iPads have a liquid … Read more
iPhone 5S supply continues to try to catch up with demand.
As of Monday, Apple's US online store lists an estimated wait time of three to five business days for all variations of the popular 5S. That's an improvement over the one to two weeks listed a little more than a week ago.
Prior to last week, 5S buyers faced a wait of two to three weeks before the phone would ship.
Since its debut on September 20, the iPhone 5S has seen heavy demand. On launch day, ship time jumped to seven to 10 days within 10 minutes … Read more
It's 10:30 p.m. and already there's a line of two dozen or so people.
They're sitting on lawn chairs, tucked under blankets, and pushed neatly to the edge of the sidewalk by one of those extendable nylon straps you see at movie theaters. It's chilly here in San Francisco, and Ryan Rawson wears an extra jacket to keep warm.
"What kind of things do people actually get excited about in life?" he asks, standing nearby the line. "A date? Buying a car?" Then he says definitively: "Getting an iPhone.&… Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple and Samsung on Monday wrapped up the testimony in a damages retrial, setting up their positions for their last pitches to the jury.
Judge Lucy Koh allowed each side eight hours of testimony. Samsung rested its case Monday with two minutes left. Apple had 16 minutes left. They'll each have 90 minutes to make their closing arguments Tuesday morning. The case will then be handed over to a jury of six women and two men.
The two companies spent their final hours and minutes Monday grilling expert witnesses on how much money Samsung owes … Read more
Apple's request to ban certain Samsung products amid last year's patent court battle might be back on the table.
A federal appeals court said on Monday that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh erred when she denied Apple's request to ban 26 Samsung products found to have violated Apple patents, The Wall Street Journal reported. The appeals court agreed with part of Koh's ruling but said she should review the evidence given by Apple and reconsider her decision to deny Apple's request for a product ban.
This may have been suggested before, but if not it's a great idea that's been sitting on our noses all this time.
Designer Sayalee Kaluskar has turned a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses into an iPhone charging device by adding solar panels to them.
An expert hired by Apple had determined the company was due $114 million in lost profits because of Samsung's use of technology under Apple's patent No. 7,844,915, also known as "pinch to zoom." The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using … Read more