Last month, a jury ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating Apple design patents as part of a legal battle that has spanned years, but the jury’s ruling apparently won’t be the end of the dispute between the two companies.
Samsung last week filed an appeal (via CNET) asking the U.S. District Court in San Jose to either reduce the judgment against it to $28 million or hold a new trial. Samsung filed the motion on the grounds that „no reasonable jury could have found that any of Apple’s asserted design patents was applied to Samsung’s entire accused smartphones.“
The jury’s ruling, says Samsung, [...]
Yesterday, we reported on Apple’s opening of a new technology hub in Oregon, along with the hiring of several former senior Intel engineers. Oregon is the site of Intel’s Hillsboro facilities, featuring the chipmaker’s leading-edge 14 nm and 10 nm foundries, as well as CPU design expertise for desktop-class processor thermal budgets. A search of Apple’s open positions indicated there were several openings for hardware engineers with backgrounds in computer architecture and silicon verification.
Intel’s Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian) Digging deeper into these job positions reveals keywords indicating [...]
As Apple continues to face a legal battle with the European Commission concerning the regulator’s claim that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland and owes billions in back taxes, the latest development has seen the Cupertino company decline an invitation to testify before a special committee on the tax evasion claims (via Reuters).
According to a letter to the European Parliament shared on Twitter today by Parliament member Sven Giegold, Apple said it „will not be able to participate in a public hearing“ on the topic of tax evasion.
The company’s senior director for European government affairs, Claire Thwaites, explained that while [...]
Apple’s upcoming 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, one of the three smartphones planned for 2018, will be about „the same size“ as the iPhone 8 Plus, according to a „reliable supplier source“ cited by Japanese blog Mac Otakara.
The site says the 6.5-inch device could be 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 8 Plus due to the rear camera design, however, which will include a vertical dual-lens camera. The iPhone 8 Plus measures in at 7.5mm thick, while the iPhone X, which the new 6.5-inch iPhone will be modeled after, measures in at 7.7mm.
A mockup of the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, via Mac Otakara When it comes to dimensions, the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus is 6.24 [...]