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Samsung allegedly copied iPhone app icons too, Apple says and it may be right

by: Chris SmithAugust 6, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial continues today with new testimonies and evidence submitted by each party to make it case. We’re going to share with you an interesting slideshow, as posted by CNET, that shows us a variety of images in which we can compare various app icons as found on the iPhone and/or iPad and on Samsung Android devices.

Apple says that Samsung has allegedly copied app icons design including the app icon for the Phone app, Music app, Contacts app, Phpto app, Notes app and Settings app.

And it will surely be interesting to see how Samusng will explain to the jury why its icons are so similar to Apple’s app icons. From [...]

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7-inch iPad Mini mentioned in internal Apple Galaxy Tab email [screenshot]

by: Chris SmithAugust 5, 2012

A couple a days ago we talked about two important testimonies in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung court, Phil Shiller’s and Scott Forstall’s. Both are important figures inside Apple, both Senior Vice Presidents – of Worldwide Marketing and iOS Software, respectively – so it’s certainly interesting to hear them speak about iPhone, iPad and Samsung while under oath.

The email

One of the interesting tidbits of Forstall’s testimony was a reference to an internal email sent by Eddy Cue, who’s also a Senior Vice President of Apple’s, dealing with Internet Services and Software, back in 2011 and referring to the iPad mini – although that product [...]

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Scott Forstall testimony: Apple hiring, iPhone Fight Club team, Samsung design and 7-inch iPad

by: Chris SmithAugust 3, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial continued its proceedings today with Judge Lucy Koh scolding the two parties for their “theatrics” and “sideshows” followed by Phil Shiller’s testimony. Once Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing answered all questions, the next witness to take the stand was called.

And we were looking to another important Apple executive for the iOS business, Scott Forstall, the company’s Senior Vice President of iOS Software. Just like Shiller before him, Forstall revealed quite a few interesting details on the inner workings at Apple, including plenty of patent infringement allegations, that happen to go both [...]

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Phil Shiller testimony: iPhone, iPad creation and customer surveys, Samsung copying skills and iPhone 5 design secrecy

by: Chris SmithAugust 3, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial continued today after Judge Lucy Koh ruled on certain motions and objections from both parties with the testimony of Apple’s Phil Shiller, the company’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

In what follows we’re going to look at what both Apple and Samsung asked Shiller, as reported by The Verge, as his responses are quite revealing for the trial.

Apple examination

Apple attorney Harold McElhinny started asking Shiller about the way the iPhone and iPad came to be. The executive offered various details on what it took to create the iPhone and the iPad, both great gambles for the company. He [...]

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Judge doesn’t punish Samsung for press leak in Apple patent case, warns against any other “theatrics or sideshows”

by: Chris SmithAugust 3, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial resumed its proceedings today, but before the two parties could go forward with the testimonies of Apple’s top executives Phil Shiller and Scott Forstall, Judge Lucy Koh had to rule on some of the motions filed by the two companies in the previous days.

One of them, filed by Apple, asked the Judge to punish Samsung by ending the lawsuit in Apple’s favor. Samsung’s counsel decided earlier this week to leak certain pieces of evidence that Judge Koh did not allow to be used in the trial to the media. This measure infuriated the Judge and prompted her to officially ask an explanation for what [...]

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iPhone, iPad sales numbers to be unveiled in court by Samsung, Apple doesn’t want that

by: Chris SmithAugust 3, 2012

It’s a new day today, which means we’re going to turn a new page in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial. The case, scheduled to go forward today with the testimonies of some Apple’s prominent figures including Phil Shiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Scott Forstall, Apple’s Senior Vice President of iOS Software, may reveal actual iPhone, iPad and iPod touch numbers.

Samsung wants to make public such numbers when cross examining Shiller – he has already testified for Apple a few days ago – but Apple would like the court to stop the Android device maker from sharing such data with the public:

According to [...]

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HTC forecasts another bad quarter, as China remains its last growing market

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 3, 2012

To get an idea of how the smartphone business is these days, consider that Samsung is one of the few manufacturers that had positive figures to show to shareholders in the second quarter of 2012. Sony yesterday announced losses, in spite of growing revenues in the mobile business, while LG slipped backed in the red, after the good performance from the first quarter of 2012. Even Apple somehow disappointed investors by missing estimates in Q2 and shipping fewer iPhone than expected.

HTC announced a puny $250 million in profit in the second quarter, a massive 57% lower than in the previous three months. Taiwanese execs blamed the lackluster performance of the company on [...]

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Samsung not allowed to use “2001: A Space Odyssey” prior art argument during Apple trial

by: Chris SmithAugust 2, 2012

We’re back with another interesting detail from the U.S. Apple vs Samsung legal battle after having told you that Apple filed a motion requesting Judge Lucy Koh, who’s presiding over the case to punish Samsung for alleged misconduct (sharing rejected evidence from the case with the media,) by declaring Apple the winner.

While we wait to see how Judge Koh rules on Apple’s recent request – the company is also interested in having the jury know that Samsung has destroyed evidence that could have been useful in the case – we have one more decision from the same Judge that favors Apple.

Judge Koh ruled that Samsung can’t use one of the [...]

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Apple wants Samsung to lose U.S. trial as punishment for leak of inadmissible evidence

by: Chris SmithAugust 2, 2012

The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial started a few days ago with jury selection followed by the opening statements of both Apple and Samsung, with each party explaining the jury why it should win this major patent dispute for the mobile world.

But then something unexpected happened, Samsung’s counsel decided to leak to the press certain documents that the Judge presiding over the case found to be inadmissible as evidence in this trial. The move angered Judge Lucy Koh, who unsurprisingly demanded for an official explanation from the Android device maker.

Samsung’s lead counsel issued a statement explaining the move, and acknowledging he [...]

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Canalys: Android gets 68% of global smartphone shipments, 81% in China, in Q2 2012

by: LucianAugust 2, 2012

While things may not be looking so good in the US market for Android, dropping 5% in market share compared to the last quarter, Canalys is reporting that Android has a very healthy global growth rate, reaching 68% in Q2 2012. This is compared to a year ago when Android only had 47% of the global market. Apple dropped from 18.9% a year ago to 16.4% globally in Q2 of this year.

What’s even more impressive is that Android grew in China from 70% in Q1 to 81% in Q2, which once again shows that pretty much everywhere outside North America people are more interested in buying affordable unlocked devices, than in paying expensive monthly fees for subsidized [...]

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