Apple is having a rough time in China again and the situation seems very ironic to many following is (not to mention the whole Karma angle). In 2012 a Chinese company by the name of Zhizhen filed a patent infringement suit against Apple claiming the iThing maker violated their patent on voice related technologies. Zhizhen uses this technology in their Xiao I Robot software and Apples inclusion of Mandarin and Cantonese violates their rights on this technology.
So Apple could finally be entering the Smartwach fray this year. At least that is the current rumor and push from Analysts. If this is true it will be a big deal for both Apple and Tim Cook as this will be the first new product type since the introduction of the iPad. Tim Cook has even more riding on this than Apple does as it will be a make or break deal for him to show that he is capable of leading Apple into new markets and not just refreshing the same devices over and over.
Rumors about the new iPhone are coming from all over the internet. First, the Taiwanese media unearthed information that the new Apple smartphone should be launched in August this year, earlier than usual. However, Apple is a company known for keeping the tradition, so they will probably not do something out of ordinary this time.
Publicly unknown engineer Ari Partinen recently moved from the Microsoft company Nokia to one of their biggest rivals Apple.
Taiwanese media have come into possession of information that the technological world is looking forward to - it is, of course, about the date of launch, the new model of iPhone. As forecast, rumors, speculation and half-information about this phone are always going around, one especially interesting appeared now.
According to the Financial Times, Apple is reportedly negotiating the takeover of the company Beats Electronics for $ 3.2 billion. Apparently, the agreement on the takeover could be announced as early as next week, but companies still have not agreed on all the details, so the deal may not happen.
This year's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 2nd to June 6th in San Francisco, and how these dates are getting closer, more information are available about the novelties that await us there.
While technological world expects a new version of the iPhone, which should be presented in September, the public is amused with speculation concerning primarily the size of the screen of the new device. It is widely accepted expected that the direct successor to the 4 inch model will be a new 4.7 inch mobile phone, while in an entirely different segment Apple could qualify with another iPhone, but this time screen diagonal could be 5.5 inches.
This week the company Japan Display praised with their new achievement. They produced a new screen for installation in mobile phones, which is intended only for top-quality appliances. This is a screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, WQHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels), built in TFT LCD technology and a pixel density of impressive 538 PPI.
One of the major stumbling stones in previous agreements between Apple and Microsoft about licensing the software has been successfully removed. In fact, with yesterday's launch of Office applications for the iPad, financial details of the joint venture become public. According to reports, Apple charges Microsoft as much as 30 % commission from every subscription to Office 365, which is paid via new iOS Office applications.