Data from Bing, Microsoft’s own search engine, proves that people can’t seem to get enough of information about all things Apple.
According to Bing’s recently posted Top Searches of 2012 report, the iPhone 5 as well as other keywords related to Apple topped their consumer electronics top 10 list for 2012.
The iPhone 5, as well as four other Apple-related keywords, make the list.
Included are “iPhone 5” which snagged the first spot, while “iPad”, “iPad 3”, “iPod Touch”, …
Apple has been granted rights to the design of the microphone used to depict Siri, the voice-controlled virtual assistant which debuted with the iPhone 4.
First spotted by AppleInsider in this report, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has just granted the design patent to Apple.
According to AppleInsider, the patent application for the Siri microphone was filed by Apple on October 4, 2011.
That is the exact same day when the iPhone 4 was launched.
Siri was the defining feature of …
Apple has revealed that its new iMacs will go on sale on Friday, November 30.
Unveiled last month, the new iMacs features what apple calls a “stunning design” and a new manufacturing process called “friction stir” welding which allowed the company to make their new computers thinner than the previous generation.
More: Apple Unveils Thin New iMac
However, that same production method was rumored in the past to cause delays in mass production of the new iMacs. These rumored delays was …
A former senior software engineer at Apple has come out with a proposal to Apple: it should buy Twitter.
The reason for this, as Patrick B. Gibson says, is that Apple has not been the best at efforts in the internet front.
In a post on Tumblr, Gibson says that “Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services.”
Design, he says, has always been the forte Apple trumps its competition with. However, he says Google is catching up and Apple should be …
Samsung has filed a motion to amend its existing complaint in a federal court in California to add the recently-launched iPad Mini, iPad 4 and fifth-generation iPod Touch.
The motion alleges that the iPad Mini, iPad 4, fifth-generation iPod Touch and three earlier versions of it violate the same patents Samsung in its complaint accuses Apple of infringing.
The motion was filed by Samsung at the United States District Court for the Northern Distric of California, San Jose.
Apple unveiled the …
The Apple-HTC settlement which was announced by both companies earlier this month will become invalid if either of the parties involved gets acquired by another party, a report claims.
First noticed by Florian Mueller of Foss Patents, the agreement is said to feature a clause that nullifies the Apple-HTC settlement if another firm buys out either Apple or HTC.
Mueller writes that the agreement contains the following clause:
“In the event of a Change of Control of a party, this Agreement shall …
Samsung remains confident that it will prevail against Apple in the companies’ ongoing legal battle.
The Korean tech giant also believes Apple will not be able to make the iPhone without its patented technology.
That is according to JK Shin, chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics, the business arm of the conglomerate that makes its consumer electronics products.
In an interview with members of the press, Shin said: “The truth never lies. Without Samsung-owned wireless patents, …
A federal judge has ordered Apple to reveal the terms in its settlement with HTC to its rival Samsung Electronics.
According to a report from Bloomberg, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal told Apple in an order that it must divulge licensing terms it has with HTC in light of their recent settlement.
However, Samsung and Apple cannot publicize the terms in the iPhone maker’s agreement with HTC as the information has been classified as for “attorney’s-eyes-only”, Bloomberg says.
The order …
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) wants to reexamine a recent court ruling that found Apple innocent of infringing four Samsung patents.
Samsung has lobbied the commission to review the patent infringement trial despite the ITC ruling in September that stood in favor of Apple’s innocence.
“Samsung is pleased that the Commission has agreed to review the initial determination in its entirety,” said Samsung.
“We remain confident that the Commission will reach a …
HTC is apparently happy with its recent settlement with Apple as its CEO also rebutted price estimates of how much the company will be paying Apple per handset it makes in the future.
Speaking to members of the media in Tokyo on Tuesday, HTC CEO Peter Chou said that price estimates currently going around are “outrageous”, Reuters says in a report.
“I think that these estimates are baseless and very, very wrong. It is a outrageous number, but I’m not going to comment anything on a …