December is already off to a rousing start, so why not curl up with some good rumors, news and speculation? We could all use some holiday drama that doesn’t involve our own families, and the tech world is happy to oblige this fine day. We’ve got news on a delayed ITC ruling for Apple and HTC, mumblings about Apple’s TV set, news on the potential non-threat of the Kindle Fire and oh so much more for this Monday, December 5, 2011.
A big lawsuit against a prominent tech company, such as Apple, tends to grab headlines for awhile, but what seems shocking to the average person (Lawsuit X means the iPhone is doomed!) is commonplace to major corporations. Apple, like most other entities that builds things and earns money, is almost constantly either being sued or fighting another company for rights to something else; it’s so common that the answer to the question "Should I get an engineering degree or a liberal arts degree?" is "Go into corporate law." Here’s just a sampling of some recent legal activity that Apple’s been involved in.
iPhone 3G users are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore! Incensed over what they claim are “unsavory, dishonest and deceptive business practices” on Apple’s part by crippling their devices with the iOS 4 update.
If you’re one of the many who have lusted after an iPhone but weren’t willing to make the switch to AT&T from your favored network, a new lawsuit against Apple and their exclusive U.S. carrier has now been approved for class action status that may shake up the stranglehold currently placed on Cupertino’s handset.
With every successful product launch, sadly there often comes litigation. A California law firm has now set its sights on Apple, exploring a potential class action lawsuit relating to the alleged “reception problems” with the new iPhone 4.
Just about all of us have been there at one point or another, we get a gift card to a store that is across town or one we don't shop at much, so we let it linger there in our desks, wallets, or purses. Then when we finally get around to using it, turns out our gift card had an expiration date!
Skype tried pulling that same little trick on their SkypeOut users, only things didn't go so well for the company.