While the rumor mills never sleep and constantly churn out new Apple stories, especially as we get closer and closer to release dates, there comes a time when the same story shows up everywhere and becomes conventional wisdom. Are we at that point with the iPhone 5? It kinda feels like it, so here's some news about your soon-to-be favorite new handset and more in the hottest Apple stories we've touched this week.
You may recall that Apple’s copycat suit against Samsung took an interesting turn recently when the accused requested to see Cupertino’s forthcoming products, including the unannounced iPhone 5 and iPad 3. That won’t be happening, since the judge claims that Samsung isn’t entitled to see them.
To refresh your memory, late last month Samsung had attempted to speed up its patent rumble with Apple by trying to request to see Apple's next-generation iPhone and iPad models, which they felt would help them defend itself from Apple's charges of copying, infringement, etc. Apple fired back to today, having filed a response that claimed Samsung's move had been an "improper attempt to harass."
Although most of us are expecting a modest spec bump for this year’s iPhone, a new report has surfaced that claims Apple may be planning to use a “curved cover glass” in the next model, similar to the iPod nano from a couple generations ago.
While you were at home wondering how to get into one of those Oprah Winfrey-style Google keynotes where electronics are given out like Halloween candy, one of our developers was in the audience playing with his new Special Edition Google IO Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
We stole borrowed the Galaxy and forced it to take pictures with our iPad 2.
This week saw the UK release of the latest dual-core smartphone - the Motorola Atrix - that can also act as a nettop computer when combined with a keyboard. We give you the full lowdown in our in-depth review.
We also spent some time testing out the Panasonic Lumix TZ20, the follow up to the TZ10 - the most popular compact camera in 2010. We've also dispelled some myths about the new Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones.
Read on for the most popular reviews on TechRadar this week
In a move that surprised virtually no one in the tech community, Korean electronics giant Samsung has lobbed a countersuit right back at Apple, claiming Cupertino has infringed on 10 of their own patents involving power reduction, 3G technology and wireless data communication.
In a move that was quite rather unannounced, it appears that Apple has opted to move to a speedier SSD for the MacBook Air. When exactly this transpired is unknown, but one thing for sure is that the Samsung SM128C model is a lot faster than MacBook Airs that are sporting the Toshiba TS128C model.