Around three years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) started investigating the way that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in-app purchases worked. Children being able to buy in-app purchases without permission from parents was very simple back then. In a few circumstances, children ran up to hundreds and even thousands of in-app virtual goods. Apple has agreed to pay $32.5 million as part of a settlement.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a deal in place with China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier. The deal is already showing signs of success. In an interview, China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua said that “multi-millions” of iPhones have been ordered by customers ahead of the launch on Friday.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) confirmed a partnership with China Mobile last month. China Mobile and Apple have wrapped up the negotiations and now the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will start selling on January 17th. China Mobile is the largest telecommunications company in the world based on the number of subscribers being at 750 million. There is now a rumor floating around that Foxconn has delivered 1.4 million iPhone 5s units to China Mobile last week as part of the launch. Foxconn is Apple’s primary manufacturer of the iPhone. Analysts are predicting that Apple could sell up to 20 million units on China Mobile alone in 2014. China Mobile is taking pre-orders for the new iPhones now so the company has a rough idea of what to expect in sales.
Apple has released a new iPad Air commercial featuring Robin Williams talking about how the iPad can be used for creative purposes. The 90 second ad has a montage of iPad Air users filming epic scenes using their tablet. The ad contains dialogue from Robin Williams from the movie Dead Poets Society. The narration contains quotes from Walt Whitman’s poem “O Me! O Life!” Check out the ad above.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to start shipping the Apple Mac Pro in Europe. It took a while for Apple to clear EU regulations to start selling the Mac Pro across the pond.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has opened up their 10th store in mainland China today. Around 15% of Apple’s revenues last year were from China. The new store opened at the China Central Mall in Beijing’s Chaoyang district.
An appeals court said that Apple did not violate a push notifications pants that is owned by Google’s Motorola Mobility, according to a ruling that was posted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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The CEOs of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung are going to meet with a mediator to try and resolve their patent disputes. Apple and Samsung executives at both companies met this past Monday to talk about potential settlements. Attorneys for both companies appeared at the US District Court for Northern California on Wednesday.