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, [...]
In April, the Russian government banned secure messaging app Telegram and this month asked Apple to remove it from the iOS App Store completely in the country, citing the potential for terrorist communication via the app since Telegram refused to allow Russia to read user messages. As this unfolds, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov posted an update for users early this morning in an effort to explain why some features „don’t work correctly under iOS 11.4“ (via ArsTechnica).
According to Durov, Apple has been „preventing“ the Telegram iOS app from updating on a global scale, dating back to when Russia banned the app in April. Durov says that his company [...]
Apple today confirmed that over 400 vehicle models now support its CarPlay software platform in the United States.
While not reflected on Apple’s list of available models yet, the latest vehicle with CarPlay is Subaru’s new 2019 WRX, introduced on Thursday and available at dealerships across the United States this summer. Previous model years of the WRX did not have CarPlay, making this a new addition.
CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on all 2019 WRX models, accessible through Subaru’s new Starlink infotainment system. The base trim, priced from $27,195, is equipped with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, while Premium and Limited trims have [...]
Apple is planning to share news on APFS support for Fusion Drives „very soon,“ Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi told MacRumors reader Jonathan in an email this afternoon.
Federighi shared the detail after Jonathan sent him an email asking whether or not APFS was still in the works for Fusion Drives, which combine a hard drive with flash storage to provide the speed of an SSD with the affordability of a standard hard drive. Fusion Drives are used in iMacs and Mac mini machines.
In response to Jonathan’s question, Federighi gave a short but enticing answer, which we verified: Hi Jonathan,
We intend to address this question [...]