Surprisingly, at least one Microsoft executive thinks Apple’s patent lawsuit against HTC might help sort out some intellectual property ownership issues -- despite the fact that the suit also names Windows Mobile devices.
If the analysts are to be believed, Apple had a gold rush of preorders Friday, when the iPad first became available. But over the weekend, somebody may have turned that cash faucet almost all the way off.
Maybe the Aztecs were wrong? A new report out this week claims that the prolonged battle between Apple and Nokia over mobile technology patents may drag on for years, and won’t hit the courts until the middle of 2012 -- another coming sign of the apocalypse?
Happy iPad Preorder Day! We know many of you have the credit cards warmed up and are anxiously hitting the refresh button on your browser waiting for The Apple Store to come back to life, but before you bite, read on.
If you think the lukewarm reception to Apple’s new iPad is the exception, think again: The company has a long history of questionable first impressions dating back to the original Macintosh over 25 years ago.
Introduced last year with some degree of fanfare, it turns out that the iTunes LP format was actually a concept by the record labels to sell more complete albums -- but things haven’t quite worked out the way they wanted.
While it’s widely known that Apple makes most of its money from hardware, one analyst predicts that the various content sold on the forthcoming iPad will equal nearly 30 percent of what Cupertino makes on the device by 2011.