We believe the ITC’s Final Determination has confirmed Apple’s history of free-riding on Samsung’s technological innovations. Our decades of research and development in mobile technologies will continue, and we will continue to offer innovative products to consumers in the United States.A statement from Samsung • Hailing the ruling, by a judge with the International Trade Commission, that several older model Apple products (AT&T models of the iPhone 3 and 4, as well as 3G versions of the iPad 1 and 2) infringe on a patent held by Samsung. The practical ramifications of this is that a limited bar has been placed on the sale of those models within the United States. For Apple, the next likely step is an appeal, but their options have dwindled – the final ruling from the ITC would require a Federal Circuit appeal, or a reprieve from the White House itself. source
Apple CEO Tim Cook was facing a Congressional panel today with tough questions about the way the company has organized itself in an effort to lower its tax burden. But at the end of the questioning, John McCain had something else on his mind. That, friends, is what we call a softball.
Apple Operations International is registered in Cork, Ireland, but has “no physical presence at that or any other address,” according to the report. Indeed, the corporate entity has existed for 30 years and apparently never had a single employee. Of the three people on its board, all Apple employees, two live in California; 32 of its last 33 board meetings took place in Cupertino, and the Irish director participated in seven of them. Its assets are managed by a Nevada company, and held in bank accounts in New York.
The rotten financial Cork … er, core of Apple?
Some design agency spent a lot of time coming up with a rough concept of what iOS 7 probably isn’t going to look like. But let’s just say it looks kind of cool.