Following a legal battle that’s been ongoing between Apple and LTE chipmaker Qualcomm since early 2017, the latter company today announced an initiative aimed at defusing tensions with Apple. Specifically, Qualcomm says it will „broaden“ its use of a lower-cost licensing model moving forward (via Reuters).
The move is a response to the FTC’s original complaint that Qualcomm was engaging in anticompetitive patent licensing practices in order to remain the dominant supplier of LTE chips for smartphones. Soon after the FTC targeted Qualcomm, Apple sued the supplier, stating that Qualcomm „reinforces its dominance“ through exclusionary tactics [...]
Late last night the Federal Communications Commission published a new filing for a „wearable video camera“ that was registered by Snap Inc and designated as „model 002.“ The filing is believed to be for the rumored second iteration of Snapchat’s Spectacles device, with multiple snippets from the redacted documents specifically referencing the „Spectacles“ brand.
According to the filing, which was spotted by Variety, one of the changes coming to the second version of Spectacles revolves around support for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. This will help the glasses „support faster file transfers in the 5GHz band,“ improving [...]
The price of the new sixth-generation iPad didn’t change in the United States compared to the previous fifth-generation model, but prices for the new tablet have been lowered in several other countries around the world.
Prior to the launch of the new iPad, rumors had suggested it could be priced as low as $259 in the United States, which did not happen, but the price has indeed dropped slightly in multiple countries.
In the UK, for example, the entry-level fifth-generation iPad was priced at £339, with the new sixth-generation model available for £319.
In Canada, the fifth-generation 32GB iPad cost $449, while the equivalent sixth-generation [...]
In a new episode of IGN’s „Unfiltered“ interview series, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen discussed a variety of topics, including the developer’s upcoming iOS- and tvOS-only game „Sky,“ the „malicious“ intent of some mobile games, and how Sky’s payment model is its „biggest innovation.“
Specifically, Chen talked about how the iOS App Store and other mobile gaming platforms have affected the gaming industry as a whole, and his hopes that Sky can potentially become counter programming to those titles. Instead of using a payment model that is „downright malicious,“ Chen teased that Sky’s [...]