Jimmy Kimmel's show likes to humor the ordinary user's ignorance from time to time and show it for everyone to see. Just like the show did last year when the iPhone 5 was unveiled - asking people on the street if they like the new iPhone when they actually got to try an iPhone 4.
This year Jimmy Kimmel's show decided to step things up and inquired people how they feel about the iPhone 5s while handing them an, wait for it, iPad mini.
If these people really are random people off of the street, and not paid actors, we can understand not being aware of what would set apart the new iPhone from the last, but to believe that an iPad mini is an iPhone takes a special kind of ignorance about technology.
Obama administration vetoed a U.S. trade panel's ban on the import and sale of some older iPhones and iPads, reversing a ruling that had favored South Korea's Samsung over Apple in their long-running patent battle. The move was vehemently criticized by the South Korean media as "protectionism."
"We express concerns about the negative impact that such a decision would have on the protection of patent rights," the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, said in a statement.
Apple and Samsung, the world's top two smartphones makers, have been waging a global patent war since 2011, filing multiple lawsuits against each other over the design, interface and technology of their devices.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in June banned the import and sale of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G distributed by AT&T Inc (T.N), saying the devices infringed on one patent owned by the South Korean electronics giant.
Samsung had also accused Apple of infringing on three other patents, but the ITC found that Apple did not infringe those. A Samsung spokesman said on Monday the electronics giant in July appealed the ITC decision on the three patents.
We've read the rumors, we've seen the banners, and now it's finally here. Live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Tim Cook has just taken the wraps off of the latest upgrade to Apple's mobile operating system (after pumping up the crowd with some shimmering stats for the current OS, naturally), and as expected, the company's maintained its familiar naming scheme, introducing the world to iOS 7. Tim Cook called it the biggest change to the operating system since the introduction of the iPhone, bold words supported by new features and a new design that managed to get a visible gasp from the room full of developers when shown off in a promo video.
The new designs start on the lock screen, featuring a much thinner lettering. The icons have been redesigned and are flatter as expected. The company's also updated the typography and added new animation and transparency for images. The design goes edge to edge on the display, taking more advance of real estate. The Desktop moves as you do, creating "a new experience of depth." The company only focused on design during the intro video, but that was certainly enough to get the crowd excited.
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International Trade Commission said in a final decision today that Apple infringed upon a patent owned by Samsung in making some iPhone and iPad models, the U.S.
The panel issued a limited exclusion order and a cease-and-desist order for AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. None of these are Apple's latest models, although the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G remain for sale on its website.
Apple responded in a statement: "We are disappointed that the Commission has overturned an earlier ruling and we plan to appeal. Today's decision has no impact on the availability of Apple products in the United States."
Apple posted net income of $9.5B for second quarter this year, and has reportedly earned a total of over $43B in revenue for the said quarter. This report comes possibly to prevent the AAPL stock from falling way below the $400-level. According to the report, some 19.5M iPads, 37.4M iPhones have been sold and we're not even half-way through the year yet.
Net income has dropped roughly $2.1B from the same quarter last year but the Company claims that they have actually sold more devices as compared to the same quarter last year. This report contradicts reports that the Company is already in trouble after Google, Samsung and even Microsoft have made strides in developing devices to compete with the iPhone and iPad.
Moreover, a big chunk of Apple revenue comes from the sale of applications, posting continuous growth at notable rate. Also, the Company reportedly is quite liquid as it has around $145B in cash, up from $121B same quarter last year. Clearly, the company is still on the roll.