Could Apple's "thermonuclear war" against Samsung finally be showing signs of cooling down? While the two smartphone giants apparently aren't ceding any patent ground in the lucrative U.S. market, there appears to finally be some peace in the rest of the world, except in China, where Cupertino now faces a setback with the government. It's all in today's Morning Report!
Considering how quickly Apple pulled the deceptively innocent Boyfriend Maker a few months back, it's a little surprising that they let an app called "Bang with Friends" go live in the first place. But it's down now, just a little over a week after its first appearance, presumably because someone at Apple just realized the none-too-subtle meaning behind the name. According to cofounder and CEO Colin Hodge, as reported by Gawker, the salacious app managed to snag over one million users before it was taken down.
Still feeling the blues about the Librarian of Congress making it illegal to unlock your cell phone? The chairman of the FCC has a few things to say about that, and appears committed to getting it reversed.
Earlier this year, Apple had come under inquiry from four Democratic U.S. senators who had sent letters to the company asking that they ban DUI checkpoint apps. It looks like Apple may have responded, as some language in the App Store Review Guidelines has been added.