Apple really is hosting a media event on September 12 where it's all but certain we'll see a new iPhone announced. Hackers say the snatched 12 million iPhone identifier codes from the FBI, but the FBI says no way. Nokia showed off its new Lumia smartphones -- along with its poor fake video skills -- and Apple may be looking at launching its own streaming music service. Again. And Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray has a little something to throw down on all of those topics.
There’s plenty to look at in the Apple v Samsung patent trial, and analysts share their take, too. Big Bob Mansfield isn’t leaving Apple after all, Tim Cook and Larry Page are talking about patents, and Amazon is bragging about Kindle sales numbers without actually saying what those numbers are. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray has his own take on what it all means, and he’s not afraid to share.
It looks like everyone is teaming up to buy Kodak’s patents, analysts can’t get enough of Apple’s iPhone, Google is taking a shot at Apple’s patents through Motorola Mobility, and Apple earned the title of the worlds most valuable company ever — sort of. All that, and Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray gets on his soap box over Apple’s new podcasting patent.
Apple and Samsung have been busy at the circus in the court room, Judge Koh has been questioning the recreational drug use of lawyers, iPhone update rumors are on the rise, analysts can’t decide how many iPhones Apple will sell this quarter, and there’s a good chance you should just get off Mac OS Ken Ken Ray’s lawn right now.
It’s iPhone event rumor time, Mountain Lion download numbers, Apple and Samsung fighting in court, and Proview’s angry attorneys. That should be enough to keep Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray busy this week.
Apple made bucket loads of money during its third fiscal quarter, but not enough to make financial analysts happy. The company started patching up a flaw that let hackers help iPhone owners steal in-app purchases, there are more appeals in Apple and Samsung’s patent fight, and Steve Jobs was named one of the most influential people in U.S. history. All that, and it turns out Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray knows his limericks.
Apple likes EPEAT again, Motorola’s Xoom won a small victory in Germany, analysts are all hot and bothered over the iPhone, a U.K. Judge wants Apple to give Samsung some promotional love, and the media wants to rename your smartphone. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray takes on all of those topics and Rob Enderle, too.
Samsung managed to win and lose in the same patent infringement ruling, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer set himself up for some ridicule down the road, Apple’s facing an new patent infringement lawsuit, everyone thinks there’s a little iPad on the way, and it turns out pole dancing and guns both have a place on kid’s iPhones. No surprise: Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray has some thoughts on all of those topics.
Samsung has a pretty consistent track record in court right now. Unfortunately for them, it’s consistently losing. The big rumor this week is for a little iPad, Apple’s products are climbing in stats in a good way, and a bad app snuck into the App Store. Even with a holiday in the middle of the week Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray managed to take on all of those stories.
Apple had a interesting week in court seeing its patent infringement fight with Motorola tossed out, winning an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, and hearing the ITC will review a ruling that could potentially lead to an iPhone and iPad sales block in the United States. It’s also the fifth birthday of Apple’s popular iPhone, and Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray took a few moments to reminisce.
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