For Samsung, rules are clearly optional. Over a dozen times in the last 10 years, the Korean company has been busted for flat-out flouting the law, and now finds itself once again attempting massive courtroom damage control. As "Patentgate" continues to unfold, Samsung is reeling from recent smack downs from two different judges, and Apple is pressing the attack. All of which begs the question: even as we engage in friendly debates about which smartphone or operating system is best, at what point do we start questioning why anyone would support a company with such a startling history of dirty, nasty, unlawful tricks?
So who managed to get their hands on an iPhone 5s over the weekend? Despite waking up at midnight PST to order online direct from Apple.com, our own handset finally just shipped from China this morning, marking the first time we didn't have one on launch day. But don't cry for us, Argentina -- instead chime in on the comments and let us know your own tale of success (or failure) at procuring one!
Have you heard the news? Apple is doomed because the iPhone 5c isn't low priced enough… or is it because they didn't announce preorder numbers for the first weekend? No matter, Apple executives just shrug and move on, apparently.
There are just two days to go before iOS 7 hits the streets ahead of new iPhones on Friday, and judging from the increasing volume of updates hitting our devices, developers have been working overtime to get their apps ready for Apple's latest mobile operating system. Let's kick off our weekend recap with one such up-and-coming release, shall we?
It was a relatively quiet weekend on the tech front, presumably the calm before the storm now that Apple's September 10 media event is only one day away at this writing. If you're simply too excited about the announcement of a new iPhone or two tomorrow, calm yourself down by boning up on everything else that went down this weekend, then head back here on Tuesday for the latest on what Apple has in store for us!
By all accounts, it appears that Ashton Kutcher's star turn as Steve Jobs only managed to scrape together a little over half of its $12 million budget during opening weekend, where estimates put the indie movie in seventh place. It probably didn't help that reviews were mixed, but feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments if you ventured out to the theater to see for yourself… and maybe you even caught our first news item of the weekend as well…?
Okay, everyone -- you can stop feeling sorry for Nokia and shift that empathy to BlackBerry now that the former's Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets have officially out-shipped the latter over the last three months.
We don't know about you, but it's been a long week and we're looking forward to some vacation time in the weeks ahead! Apparently the folks at our favorite tech companies are working through the summer, however, because there's some cool stuff on the way judging from Thursday's headlines, which we put into snack-sized form to kick off your Friday right here...