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Apple must face Apple Watch patent claims, Fed Circ. affirms

Apple Inc lost its bid to escape patent infringement claims over its Apple Watch technology brought by a University of Michigan...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Apple Inc, Fed Circ

Elon Musk denies he discussed Apple-Tesla merger with Tim Cook

By Nick Turner | Bloomberg Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday that he never met with Apple Inc. about a potential takeover and slammed the tech giant’s App Store fees, calling them a “global tax on the internet.” He was responding to an upcoming book that says Apple CEO Tim Cook called Musk in 2016 about taking over Tesla. The book claims that merger discussions ended when Musk told Cook he’d like to replace him as Apple’s CEO as part of the deal. According to the story ...
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Musk Says 'Epic Is Right,' Takes Sides in Battle With Apple

(Reuters) -Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Friday showed his support for "Fortnite" maker Epic Games that has challenged Apple Inc's...
Tags: Elon Musk, Apple Inc, Fortnite, Reuters Tesla Inc

Musk Takes Epic's Side in Fortnite Maker's Battle With Apple

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Friday showed his support for Fortnite maker Epic Games, commenting on Apple Inc's fees...
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TSMC Reports Gas Contamination at Key Chip Plant Which Supplies Apple - Nikkei

(Reuters) -Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co's key plant that makes processors for Apple Inc was hit with a contamination of gas used in the...
Tags: Apple Inc, Reuters Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, TSMC Reports Gas Contamination

Chipmaker for iPhone 13 and MacBook Pros Hit by Gas Contamination

You might not know Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. off the top of your head, but you definitely use gadgets featuring their chips. In fact, it’s the sole semiconductor supplier for Apple’s various devices. Now, Nikkei Asia is reporting TSMC’s most advanced factory for Apple processors has been hit by gas…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Asia, Science, Steve Jobs, Joe Biden, Intel, Macintosh, Mobile Phones, Tim Cook, Computing, TSMC, Apple Inc, Iphone 7, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co

Supreme Court Called Again to Review IPR Appeal: This time on Discretionary Denials

by Dennis Crouch The NHK-Fintiv Rule provides the PTAB with authority to deny institution of IPR proceedings when the challenged patent is already subject to pending parallel district court litigation.  The rule stems from two PTAB decisions that were later designated as precedential. NHK Spring Co., Ltd. v. Intri-Plex Techs., Inc., IPR2018-00752, 2018 WL 4373643 (Patent Tr. & App. Bd. Sept. 12, 2018), designated precedential on May 7, 2019. Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., IPR2020-00019, 2020 WL ...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Patent, Apple Inc, Fed, Board, Lee, Gilstrap, PTO, NHK, Federal Circuit, Cisco Systems Inc, IPR, Dennis Crouch

Nothing's Overhyped Earbuds Are Actually Extremely Good

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is taking a OnePlus-esque approach to his new company, called Nothing. OnePlus established itself as a go-to brand for affordable smartphones with flagship features, and after months of hype, Nothing’s first product has arrived to deliver the same thing OnePlus’ smartphones did: solid…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Headphones, Noise, Sony, Jack, Oneplus, Apple Inc, Beats Electronics, Carl Pei, AirPods, Here One, Inductive Charging, Transducers, Apple Headphones, Powerbeats Pro

Google and Facebook Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated Before Office Reopening

At the start of the pandemic, Big Tech led the way in embracing remote work. Now, it’s also serving as a bellwether of how companies are planning to safely return to the office. But it doesn’t look like everyone is on the same page. While Google and Facebook announced today they will require all staffers to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Companies, Chrome Os, Tim Cook, Computing, Vaccination, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc

UPDATE 2-Apple beats sales expectations on iPhone, services, China strength

Apple Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly sales and profits that beat analyst expectations as consumers bought premium versions of its 5G...
Tags: Apple, China, Apple Inc

Apple sees profit nearly double as iPhone sales boom

Apple Inc. just posted its strongest June quarter ever, with a near doubling of profits and a huge revenue beat for its iPhone business.
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Apple's iPhone expected to drive sales, but App Store faces regulatory risk

Strong sales of 5G iPhones and services such as the App Store and Apple Music are expected to drive growth at Apple Inc (AAPL.O), which...
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You'll Probably Have to Wait Until 2022 for the Big iMac

A redesigned big iMac is reportedly in the works, but if you want one, it looks like you’ll have to wait until 2022. The all-in-one isn’t expected to make an appearance this fall due to delays, and possibly because Apple doesn’t want to detract from the redesigned “M1X” MacBook Pros. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, MacBook Air, Mark Gurman, iMac, Apple Inc, Computer Architecture, Apple M1, Arm Architecture, Macintosh Computers, Technology Internet

China Roundup: Kai-Fu Lee’s first Europe bet, WeRide buys a truck startup

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Despite the geopolitical headwinds for foreign tech firms to enter China, many companies, especially those that find a dependable partner, are still forging ahead. For this week’s roundup, I’m including a conversation I had with Prophesee, a French vision technology startup, which recently got funding from Kai-Fu Lee and Xiaomi,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Europe, Sweden, China, Funding, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Paris, Xiaomi, Sony

Apple Is Working on a New External Display, but Not the Affordable One of Our Dreams

Aside from Apple’s ridiculously expensive Pro Display XDR, the company doesn’t seem to be very interested in making external displays these days. But a new report indicates that’s about to change, with a new monitor powered by an A13 chip and a Neural Engine.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computers, iMac, Apple Inc, Mac Mini, EMAC, Apple Computers, Pro Display XDR, Macintosh Computers, Technology Internet, Apple Thunderbolt Display, Imac Family

UPDATE 1-Apple to release all 5G-enabled iPhones for 2022 lineup - Nikkei

Apple Inc will release from next year only 5G-enabled iPhones and will revamp its budget handset after for the first time in two years,...
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Apple Reportedly Pushing Back Return to Office Plans Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

Apple has been a bit more aggressive than most of the tech giants when it comes to returning to the office. However, due to yet another rise in covid-19 cases throughout the U.S., it appears Apple is pushing back the start of its return-to-office timeline by at least a month.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Computing, Apple Store, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet

Xiaomi Trumps Apple to Become World's No. 2 Smartphone Maker - Canalys

(Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp overtook Apple Inc in the second quarter to become the world's No. 2 smartphone maker, market...
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Apple Watch Chief Kevin Lynch to Work on Apple Car Development

Kevin Lynch, who is well known at Apple for overseeing work on the Apple Watch, is set to take on a role leading the development of the Apple Car, reports Business Insider. Several sources within Apple told Business Insider that Apple has been called on to help lead the ‌Apple Car‌ project, which has undergone several shifts in leadership over the years. Right now, ‌Apple Car‌ development is overseen by John Giannandrea, Apple's AI and machine learning chief who took over the reins from Bob ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple Watch, Jeff Williams, Mansfield, Apple Inc, Evan Doll, Apple Car, Lynch, Kevin Lynch, Bob Mansfield, John Giannandrea Apple

Taiwan Chipmaker TSMC Says Profit up 11.2% as Demand Rises

TSMC, the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips for Apple Inc. and other global brands, says its latest quarterly profit rose 11.2% over a year earlier to $4.8 billion as demand for smartphones and consumer electronics increased.
Tags: Taiwan, TSMC, Apple Inc

Amazon Considered Developing an Alexa-Powered Smartwatch for Kids

Amazon is in every part of our lives. Many of us use its Echo speakers and its Ring security cameras. It’s our online shopping destination for stocking on household essentials we need, like, yesterday. In many ways, Amazon can be considered a utility for families. But considering the mass of products that Amazon makes…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Disney, Computing, Wearable Devices, Alexa, Apple Inc, Echo Dot, Smart Speaker, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Computers, Humancomputer Interaction

United States: Litigators Take Note – Yu V. Apple Is Not Just About Subject Matter Eligibility Of Patents - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Much of the discussion about the Federal Circuit's precedential opinion in Yu et al. v. Apple, Inc. et al. has focused on the perceived confusion and dysfunction of U.S. patent law that invalidates a claim directed to an "improved digital camera" as a patent-ineligible "abstract idea."
Tags: News, United States, Apple Inc, Federal Circuit, Eligibility Of Patents Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Apple Reportedly Aiming to Manufacture Apple Car Batteries in the United States

Apple aims to manufacture the batteries that will be used in its autonomous vehicle in the United States, rather than sourcing them from suppliers in other countries, according to a new report from DigiTimes. From the report: Apple, which reportedly is mulling manufacture batteries for Apple Car in the US, may work with Taiwanese makers rather than Chinese ones, according to industry sources. Taiwan-based Foxconn or Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), both of which plan to set up fa...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Kentucky, China, US, Taiwan, United States, Foxconn, Apple Inc, Apple Car, DigiTimes, Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry Aleees, Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry

United States: Double-Check The Prior Art And Validate The Math: Lessons From Apple Inc. v. Corephotonics, Ltd. - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

In Apple Inc. v. Corephotonics, Ltd., No. 2020-1438 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2021) (Taranto, Hughes, and Stoll), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB's finding of no anticipation but vacated...
Tags: News, United States, Apple Inc, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Fed Cir, PTAB, Dunner LLP, Corephotonics Ltd, Taranto Hughes

Google faces a major multi-state antitrust lawsuit over Google Play fees

A group of 37 attorneys general filed a second major multi-state antitrust lawsuit against Google Wednesday, accusing the company of abusing its market power to stifle competitors and forcing consumers into in-app payments that grant the company a hefty cut. New York Attorney General Letitia James is co-leading the suit alongside with the Tennessee, North Carolina and Utah attorneys general. The bipartisan coalition represents 36 U.S. states, including California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Social, TC, Utah, Florida, New York, Technology, Colorado, California, Washington, Attorney General, Massachusetts

What is Your Preferred Method for Attacking Functional Claims?

by Dennis Crouch, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., No. 20-1809 (Supreme Court 2021) VoIP-Pal sued Apple for infringing its U.S. Patent Nos. 9,537,762; 9,813,330; 9,826,002; and 9,948,549.  Apple filed four petitions for for inter partes review, but all four were denied by the PTAB. Judge Koh then dismissed the infringement case in Apple’s favor–finding that all asserted claims were directed to ineligible subject matter.  On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed without opinion (R.36). Now, VoI...
Tags: Apple, Law, Court, Patent, Apple Inc, Koh, Inc, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Nintendo of America Inc, iLife Technologies Inc, Neapco Holdings LLC, Court See American Axle Manufacturing Inc

Go Back in Time and Use the Old macOS Dashboard Widgets With This Cool Website

Although Apple killed its beloved widget Dashboard in 2019, a savvy developer has created a way for us to travel back in time and experience that old Apple nostalgia. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Os X Yosemite, Science, Software, Dashboard, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mach, Computer Architecture, macOS, Stickies, Technology Internet, Zane Kleinberg, Yahoo Widgets, Mac Os X Tiger, Desktop Widgets

Spain Looks Into Antitrust Practices by Apple and Amazon

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's competition watchdog CNMC is investigating possible anti-competitive practices in Spain by Apple Inc and Inc...
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Lego should snap up this rapid-fire brick-finding iOS app

Lego has worked extremely closely with Apple over the years, experimenting with unreleased iOS tech and demoing it onstage at launch events like WWDC; this has included some pretty heavy tinkering on the augmented reality ARKit platform that they’ve integrated several of their play sets with, adding digital experiences to the physical toys. But one of the most impressive integrations between iOS tech and physical Lego bricks just popped up on the App Store, and it’s built by a team of fans. The ...
Tags: Apple, Android, TC, Toys, Imessage, Brands, Tech, Software, Lego, Augmented Reality, App-store, Apple Inc, Lego Group, Brickit

With watchOS 8, Apple Wants to Help You Chill the Hell Out

When Apple previewed the features coming to watchOS 8, the next-gen software upgrade seemed iterative—great for overall performance, but perhaps lacking in terms of direction. This was especially true after watchOS 7, which turned the Apple Watch into a vital tool for navigating pandemic life. However, after living…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Fitness, Siri, Software, Tai Chi, Messages, Settings, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, watchOS, Apple Inc, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference