Apple recently announced that it has sold 100 million iPod Touch units, which got us thinking, why hasn’t an Android OEM made a proper iPod Touch competitor?
After seeing the iPhone 5 included to the list of allegedly infringing Apple products last week, we’re now hearing about other new devices added to that list. Those are the new fourth-generation iPad, the latest iPod Touch and the iPad mini, so basically Apple now has to defend on its entire 2012 product line-up.
Android fans probably know that the next-gen mortal enemy for any new and upcoming Android phone is going to be unveiled today during a special media event, and launched at some point in the following week, with pre-orders rumored to kick off as soon as September 14.
The lawsuit, filed with the International trade Commission last Friday, seeks an import ban on products that include the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac computers. The ITC has published a copy of the complaint, and here are some details.
Motorola, which is now owned by Google, filed a new patent-based claim with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Apple, seeking an import ban in the U.S. against several Apple products including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. Google, via Motorola, is attacking Apple with seven patents, and neither one is a FRAND, or a standards essential patent. According to Bloomberg, some of Motorola’s allegedly infringed patents cover technologies related to location reminders, e-mail notification and phone/video players. In addition to other features on Apple devices that are apparently in violation of these patents, the voice-based Siri assistant is…