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The Apple and Samsung patent case continues

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Today Apple and Samsung are facing off in court again. Lawyers will begin selecting a jury for a new trial that will address a new line of complaints against a different set of phones. Apple and Samsung lawyers will get 25 hours to argue their case, which will take the trial through most of April. A lot of this time will be spent on discussing the design of Apple and Samsung’s phones. Apple has accused Samsung of copying some of its designs and functionality to get ahead in the smartphone market.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) opening Istanbul store on April 5th

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to open its first retail store in Turkey on April 5th. The retail store is opening 15 months after iTunes launched in Turkey. The retail store will be opening in the garden of the Zorlu Centre. Below is a tweet that shows what the store construction looks like.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) estimated at over 500M iPhones sold

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the first iPhone in 2007 and it is still one of the most used type of devices today. It is believed that Apple has already crossed the 500 million mark based on the total number of iPhones sold since then. Forbes estimates that the milestone was probably achieved on March 8th, entering the quarter that Apple had sold 472 million iPhones. The official numbers have not yet been announced, but we will most likely hear the milestone announcement after the current quarter closes and the official numbers are released.
[Source: Forbes]

Apple starts testing search suggestions in App Store

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Apple has started testing a search suggestion feature on the App Store. The related search feature is placed below the search bar.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) reportedly talking to Comcast about a streaming TV

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly talking to Comcast in early stages to get special treatment on Comcast cables in order to bypass congestion on the web, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL): China Mobile adds 1 million new iPhone users in Feb.

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China Mobile has added one million new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone users in the month of February after it started to offer the smartphone in mid January, according to China Mobile CEO Li Yue. Unfortunately, China Mobile announced its first decline in annual earnings in over a decade. China Mobile has been increasing network investments and handset subsidies to fight competition. Apple and China Mobile are excited about their bet in bringing the iPhone to the world’s largest carrier based on the number of subscribers.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) files patent for a stylus

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has filed for a patent that is related to using a stylus on the iPad. The stylus would be more of an add-on rather than a bundled accessory. The stylus in Apple’s patent has an extendable “nib” that could be lengthened and shortened so that users can draw slimmer or thicker lines. When it comes to Apple patents, we never know whether the company will commercialize it or not.

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Apple’s first third party retailer partner going out of business

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When Apple was a much smaller company, it depended on third party retailers to help sell its products. This was years before Apple set up their own retail stores. One of the first stores to sell Apple computers was in Minneapolis and was called Team Electronics. Team Electronics was renamed to FirstTech Computer.

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