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Apple files $2 billion lawsuit against Samsung

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Apple has filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in a U.S. court. Last time Apple and Samsung squared off in court was in 2012 when Apple won a $1 billion judgment that Samsung is appealing. The lawsuit in 2012 focused on design patents.

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Report: Apple Inc. (AAPL) to start building iPhone 6 in May

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to start building 4.7-inch iPhone screens starting in May, according to Reuters. The new iPhone 6 is expected to arrive this fall. Apple is considering the manufacturing of 5.5-inch iPhones, but the company is reportedly having problems making the screens. The current iPhones on the market are 4-inch and 3.5-inch sizes. The iPhone 4S and previous models are 3.5 inches whereas the iPhone 5 and above is 4 inches.

Apple increases App Store prices in 5 countries

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Apple is increasing the price of iOS apps in the Apple App Store across five countries. Apple e-mailed developers explaining the details. The changes are being made due to exchange rate changes.

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Steve Jobs responded with a smiley face after a Google employee was fired

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Apple’s late co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs responded with a smiley face in response to news that a Google employee was fired. What did this Google employee do?

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Microsoft Word for iPad enters top 10 in gross revenue

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Last week, Microsoft launched Microsoft Office for iPad. Now the Microsoft Word for iPad app has entered the top 10 on Apple’s App Store “Top Grossing” rankings. The app was released on March 27th and was ranked number 6 as of Sunday. Excel and PowerPoint are rapidly growing as well.
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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]