Apple paid around $62 million in legal fees to beat Samsung in court. Now they want Samsung to pay around nearly one-third of that amount at around $22.2 million. This is on top of the penalty that Samsung already has to pay at $929 million.
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Apple is reporting that almost three-quarters of their user base are now running on iOS 7. iOS 7 launched in September, which means that the adoption in 3 months was rapid. This chart was posted on the Apple developer supper center website:
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Apple has integrated iBeacon into 254 of their retail stores in the U.S. in order to give personalized notifications to customers through the Apple Store app.
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple could sell 17 million in additional iPhones through 2014 as part of a deal with China Mobile.
According to a patent application, Apple may eventually integrate Siri into docking stations. The patent application was published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The dock would use Siri on your mobile device and it would be activated by speaking or making a noise like clapping hands or snapping fingers. After Siri is activated, you will be able to play a song, listen to voice mails, send text messages, check weather, search for content, and set alarms. The dock will have it’s own display screen, remote control, WiFi, touch interface, speaker, and microphone.
Apple has acquired a social media analytics company called Topsy Labs for a price rumored to be higher than $200 million. Topsy Labs is one of the few companies that has access to Twitter’s “firehose” of tweets. Topsy is able to search through Twitter’s index of around 425 billion tweets.
Apple has partnered with GN ReSound to build hearing aids. The first “Made for iPhone” hearing aid is called LiNX. The LiNX uses Bluetooth-like technology. The hearing devices connects directly to the iPhone and is the smallest wireless device GN has ever made.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received a patent for a camera system that has a micro lens adaptor to enable refocusing on an image after that initial photo is taken just like the Lytro light-field camera does. Apple received U.S. patent number No. 8,593,564, which is for a “Digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor.” This lets a user take a photo at a certain resolution and refocus the image afterwards. This technology could eventually be integrated into the iPhone.